With the 14th Auto Expo nearing, most mass automotive manufacturers already have their serious game faces on. Hyundai being one of the most crucial participants will have a massive stall parked right next to Maruti Suzuki showcasing its glistening selection of cars and concepts. Expectations are high from the brand this year as it already won the prestigious Car of the Year award and has a vivid selection of cars beforehand. Hyundai India’s commitment to quality and features is already well accepted by Indian customers. We’ve compiled a list of expected models likely to be showcased at the Auto Expo in February.
Elite i20 facelift
A premium hatchback with aspiration value and quality interior, Elite i20 is due for an update and we feel this will the ideal time to spark massive interest. Changes will definitely include styling upgrades both inside and outside. Eite i20 is already a complete package but a few customers have had a few problems with its uneven fuel efficiency figures which will be sorted. Also expect more features to be added inside the cabin for convenience.
Kona will be more like a jumped-up i20 Active with even better styling and hopefully a stronger underbelly. Focussing on customers with a sporty lifestyle but would rather venture out in tougher terrain than just soft-roading about. Hyundai will put this to gauge interest of the general populous so definitely give it a thumbs up as it’s a lovely car.
This used to be a centrepiece of all family hatchbacks a while ago, compact and practical Santro changed the way we drove small cars through the city. Hyundai will revive this icon in a new nicer looking and better equipped avatar slotting it under the Grand i10. With a rise in automatic city car demand, expect Santro to come with one. Also unlike earlier Santro will be facing tougher competition and a much developed market to fight, Hyundai has a lot to cover with this car.
Creta has seen healthy sales numbers from people looking for a classy SUV with good on-road manners and a comfortable cabin. Rejoice as Hyundai will have the facelift version with much needed styling changes to keep it fresh and more features inside. Also it would be better if fuel efficiency is worked up on by engineers on this new version.
With huge attention going towards electric mobility, Hyundai will showcase the Ioniq EV as its futuristic electric alternative. Not for our market yet, Ioniq EV is one of the fastest EVs with 0 to 100kmph in less than 10 seconds, thanks to 296Nm torque from a standstill. Since it is quite a light car compared to other EVs, it feels a nicer car to drive enthusiastically. Ioniq EV also has a claimed 200km range per charge, which is decent enough.