Hyundai’s Ertiga-rivaling MPV based on Grand i10 – Rendering

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015 - 12:57pm IST

A launch is expected in 2016.

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has made its product roadmap quite clear: 2015 will see a crossover and compact SUV, while 2016 will be the year of MPV. IndianCarsBikes now has a rendering of the Hyundai MPV based on the Grand i10.

2016 Hyundai India MPV side rendering
The rendering is inspired by the concept HexaSpace.

While elements like the headlights and grille are borrowed from the Grand i10, overall design inspiration comes from the HexaSpace concept which was unveiled at the 2012 edition of the Auto Expo.

Hyundai officials have hinted that future products in mass segments like compact SUV and MPV will have localization of nearly 90 percent. A high localization content in turn helps the company with pricing, which is key in case of the MPV and compact SUV. These new products will be instrumental for HMIL to reach its domestic sales target of 500,000 units by 2016. Last year, the brand sold 410,000 units.

2016 Hyundai India MPV rendering
The MPV will be powered by 1.4- and 1.6-liter petrol and diesel engines.

Needless to say, the MPV will come with petrol and diesel engines, which could be borrowed from the Verna. These 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter motors have established themselves as trouble free units in the Indian market.

Also read: Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover concept showcased at NAIAS

At the moment, HMIL says that its lone Chennai plant is sufficient to satisfy domestic demand even in the near future. However, reports point out that the company is scouting for a second plant which could be set up in Rajasthan.

Competitors: Maruti Ertiga, Honda Mobilio, Toyota Innova, Chevrolet Enjoy
Expected Price: INR 7-11 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: 2016

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[Source – IndianCarsBikes]

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2 thoughts on “Hyundai’s Ertiga-rivaling MPV based on Grand i10 – Rendering

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    One thing good about Hyundai and Kia is that, they will not sit idle and take it from others. They will quickly reverse engineer anything that is moving, and put their name on it to gain market share! With 90% indigenization that is supporting the Indian auto component industry (better and modern components); I would say “Go Hyundai Go”!

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  2. Godson Arun Kumar says:

    If indeed they use the grand i10 platform, it would be interesting to see how they incorporate the expected 1.4 petrol and 1.6 diesel engines in the engine bay of the MPV. Remember the xcent diesel (also based on the grand i10) had to use a 1.1 litre diesel derivative of the 1.4 engine in the i20 as the engine bay couldn’t accommodate the bigger i20 engine even though it fell in the small car engine regulations. This lack lustre engine eventually caused the xcent diesel to be labelled under-powered and resulting in it’s sales never really taking off.

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