When you think of a car manufacturer that delivers on style, reliability, and affordability, Hyundai is a name that immediately comes to mind. The South Korean giant has been doing extensively well in the Indian market ever since the Santro was first launched back in 1998. Since then, Hyundai has given interested buyers some of the most powerful and economical cars in the market. Even now, while the world is slowly trying to get back to normal, people are looking forward to what Hyundai has to offer in the near future. With that in mind, Hyundai had already announced a few upcoming cars but with the lockdown across the nation being extended, those release dates had to be pushed back. Here is what Hyundai has to offer for 2020 and 2021.
|Hyundai Tucson 2020||Expected Price: 20.0 Lakh|
|Hyundai Elite i20 2020||Expected Price: 5.60 Lakh|
|Hyundai Ioniq||Expected Price: 20.0 Lakh|
|Hyundai Sonata||Expected Price: 20.77 Lakh|
|Hyundai Palisade||Expected Price: 40.0 Lakh|
|Hyundai Elantra 2021||Expected Price: 15.0 Lakh|
|Hyundai Nexo||Expected Price: NA|
|Hyundai Santa Fe 2019||Expected Price: 27.0 Lakh|
|Expected Launch||14 July, 2020|
|Engine||2.0 Petrol, 2.0 Diesel|
|Transmission||6-Speed Automatic, 8-Speed Automatic|
When Hyundai announced that they would be launching the facelifted Tucson in India at the Auto Expo 2020, people were immediately excited by the news. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed that launch and that has kept interested buyers eagerly waiting. Now, Hyundai has officially announced that the Tucson will be launched on the 14th of July, 2020. The stylish SUV will come with a plethora of updates from its previous iteration. One of the biggest upgrades will come in the form of the inclusion of a BSVI engine rather than an outdated BSIV one. In the engine department, the new Tucson will be fitted with a BSVI 2.0L petrol engine that will produce 152Ps of power. There will also be a 2.0L diesel engine option that will be capable of generating 185Ps of power. In terms of transmission, the petrol engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox whereas the diesel engine will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Some of the handy features you will find on the facelifted Tucson include a touchscreen infotainment system with Android iOS connectivity, brand new 18-inch wheels, electronic parking brakes, and even wireless charging for compatible devices.
|Expected Launch||15 September, 2020|
|Engine||1.2L Petrol, 1.0L Turbo Petrol, 1.5L Diesel|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Manual, CVT Automatic|
The Elite i20 has reached its third generation and upcoming model is set to attract a lot of interested buyers. Not only has Hyundai upgraded a number of specifications and features on the Elite i20, but it has also included upgraded BSVI engines as well. The Elite i20 will be made available with 3 different engine options which include a 1.0L Turbo petrol engine that will generate 120Ps of power and 173Nm of torque, a 1.2L petrol engine that will produce 83Ps of power and 113Nm of torque, and a 1.5L diesel engine that is expected to produce 100Ps of power and 235Nm of torque. The currently available Elite i20 comes with a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission for the petrol engine whereas the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. New LED headlights, LED fog lights, alloy wheels, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and an electronic sunroof are just a handful of features we can expect to see in the upcoming Elite i20.
|Expected Launch||1 December, 2020|
Back in 2018, Hyundai unveiled the Ioniq electric and hybrid models which took the world by storm. Later, Hyundai also showcased a plug-in hybrid variant which will most likely not make its appearance in India. As of the latest news, only the electric variant will be brought to India and will be one of the best options in the segment. Hyundai has fitted a decent 28kWh Lithium-Ion battery into the Ioniq which is expected to charge from 0-100 percent in about 9-10 hours. However, Hyundai will also include a quick charge option that will significantly reduce the charge time to about 4-5 hours. When the Ioniq’s battery is completely charged, it is expected to have a maximum range of 280 Kms which is rather impressive. In terms of design, the Ioniq electric car will come with a hexagonal grille that will give it a sleek, sharp look. The LED headlamps and LED DRLs will keep the Ioniq updated. The use of aluminum in the boot lid will make the Ioniq up to 25 percent lighter than some of the other Hyundai cars available today. In the features department, the Ioniq will come with a 7-inch instrument cluster as well as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Safety will be a major attraction for the Ioniq with 7 airbags, adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, lane change assist, and blind spot detection.
|Expected Launch||22 February, 2021|
It is not hard to believe that the Hyundai Sonata is coming up on its eighth generation given the fact that the sedan is one of the best-selling cars in the South Korean’s lineup. Originally unveiled at the Auto Expo in 2016, the upcoming Sonata will be a plug-in hybrid that will feature the new Fluidic 2.0 design which gives the car a sleek and sharp look to it. The Sonata is expected to come with a plethora of updated technology which includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Under the hood of the new Sonata sits a 2.0L 4-cylinder GDI petrol engine that is combined with a 360V electric motor and is capable of generating 202Bhp of power. In the transmission department, the hybrid engine will feature a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
|Expected Launch||1 August, 2021|
|Engine||3.8L V6 Petrol|
Originally unveiled back in 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Hyundai Palisade started hitting dealers in 2019. Now finally, India is getting ready to welcome the premium SUV into the country. Powering the Palisade will be a 3.8L Atkinson-Cycle V6 petrol engine that is capable of generating an impressive 291Ps of power and 355Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Palisade will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that also comes with a multi-plate torque convertor for extra power. Along with that, the Palisade will be made available in Front-Wheel-Drive as well as 4-Wheel-Drive options. The SUV will be able to seat a total of 8 passengers with power folding seats for the second and third rows. The SUV will also come with a number of features that include a wireless charger for compatible devices, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, BlueLink connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Harmon Kardon sound setup with 12 speakers, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. For safety, the Palisade will come with features such as lane assistance, blind-spot collision avoidance, ABS and disc brakes, traction control, and 7 airbags.
|Expected Launch||15 September, 2021|
|Engine||2.0L Petrol, 1.6L GDI Petrol|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Torque Converter|
The upcoming Elantra 2021 is probably one of Hyundai’s most exciting cars in terms of design and performance alike. The sedan is based on the Le Fil Rouge concept which was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2018 and in 2020 at the Auto Expo. There is a distinct difference to the look of the new Elantra as the front grille now has a cascading effect while the Hyundai insignia now takes its place on the bonnet rather than the grille. The roofline now slopes like on a coupe and the sharp lines on the side give the sedan a beautifully aggressive look. Completing the look, the rear of the sedan also features sleek and stylish taillights with an LED strip stretching across the entire rear. Hyundai has not skimped out on the features as well with Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, BOSE audio system, wireless charging, voice commands, and NFC-enabled digital car keys. Safety is also a very important part of the upcoming Elantra as it includes collision assist, parking cameras, lane keeping assistance, smart cruise control, blind-spot detection, and multiple airbags. Under the hood, the Elantra 2021 will come with 2.0L petrol engine that generates 147Ps of power and 179Nm of torque with a CVT transmission. Hyundai will also have a 1.6L GDI petrol option that will be paired with a 32kW electric motor that will generate a combined 139Ps of power and 264Nm of torque.
|Expected Launch||15 September, 2021|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||156.6 Litres|
One of the lesser talked about, but exciting upcoming cars from Hyundai is the Nexo which is expected to be a 5-seater Electric Vehicle or EV that will emit water. The Nexo is expected to feature an improved version of the Tucson FCEV platform which was discussed last year. According to Hyundai, the Nexo will house a 120kW electric motor that will generate 163Ps of power and 395Nm of torque and will get its power from a hydrogen fuel cell. This fuel cell is expected to give the Nexo a range of more than 600 Kms which is already extremely impressive but Hyundai claims that it could even reach over 1,000 Kms in India. In terms of looks, the hatchback looks compact and very sleek with slim LED headlights and a large grille on the front.
|Expected Launch||19 January, 2022|
Definitely considered as one of the most anticipated cars of the year, the Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 SUV is said to come with a plethora of features that will take “customized driving” to a whole new level. The company has announced that the Santa Fe will be the first car from them to implement a fingerprint sensor technology. This technology will not only give owners keyless entry, it will also be used to start the car and turn off the ignition with just a touch. Once registered, the owner (or other registered users) will get the opportunity to customize their driving experience by automatically adjusting the seats, rear view and side view mirrors, and even the steering wheel by placing their finger on the scanner. Powering the Santa Fe will most likely be a 2.2L diesel engine that is capable of generating 200Ps of power and 440Nm of torque. In the transmission department, the Santa Fe could end up with an 8-speed automatic as well as an H-TRAC All-Wheel-Drive option too. Some of the features noted on the Santa Fe include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging for compatible devices, and 8-inch heads-up displays for all-round entertainment.
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