Hyundai has chalked out plans to introduce four new products for India in 2019. Speaking to sources privy to the information, Auto Tech Review brings you an exclusive insight into the Hyundai’s product launches in the near term.
After the launch of the Hyundai’s first sub-compact SUV Venue, the company is planning to launch an electric vehicle. Auto Tech Review has learned from sources that the Kona Electric is slated to be launched on July 9, 2019. The Kona Electric has been offered in many countries globally. The EV may be offered in India with a 39 kW battery pack and could offer a range of up to 312 kms. The Kona Electric may offer fast charging using a 100 kW DC fast charger, with up to 80 % charge in under 54 minutes.
The next launch will happen in the month of August, when Hyundai will introduce the all-new Grand i10 in India. The hatchback is said to receive a completely new design on the inside and outside. Further, Hyundai may introduce the i10 with BS-VI ready engines, as they have done with the Venue. The Grand i10 will get a sharper design scheme, making the hatch look contemporary and as is usual with Hyundai, the carmaker is said to load the new 2019 Grand i10 with plenty of kit.
Two more launches are slated to happen in the second half of 2019. These we have confirmed to be a sport variant of the highly popular Hyundai Creta and then a facelift of the Hyundai Elantra. The new Hyundai Creta Sport will offer buyers a premium and sporty-looking compact SUV that features black cladding, a new alloy wheel design, and enhanced interiors. The new 2019 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, will also follow Hyundai’s new design scheme with sharp looking projector headlamps, DRLs and tail lamps. Hyundai may carry forward the existing powertrains on the Elantra, while making them BS VI ready. There is a slight possibility of Hyundai introducing the turbocharged 1.0 l, petrol engine on the Creta Sport variant.
Auto Tech Review has also learnt that Hyundai will be offering the new BlueLink connected technology on models that sit above the Venue. Further, these models may also be offered with even more premium features than what has been seen on the new Hyundai Venue.