Hyundai ‘AH’ (Renault Kwid rival) to launch in H2 2018 – Report

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016 - 12:19pm IST

Will feature crossover styling.

In response to the Renault Kwid’s success in the Indian market, Hyundai is working on a rival (codenamed AH) that will launch in H2 2018, according to ET Auto.

Hyundai Eon 1L IAB spied front quarter
Currently, the only rival from Hyundai is the Eon hatchback, which hasn’t received a facelift since its launch in 2011.

No other technical details on the Hyundai AH exist at the moment. Given that the Kwid banked on its crossover styling and low price tag, Hyundai could also follow the same path with the AH. The report states that Hyundai is estimating a potential sales figure of 95,000 to 1,00,000 units per annum.

Currently, the only rival from Hyundai is the Eon hatchback, which hasn’t received a facelift since its launch in 2011. It is available with a 814 cc three cylinder engine that outputs figures nearly similar to the Renault Kwid. The Eon is also available with a three-cylinder 1.0-liter engine with 69 PS of power at 6,200 rpm and 9.6 kgm of torque. The Hyundai AH is likely to source the two engines from the Eon.

Renault Kwid 1.0 front quarter at the Auto Expo 2016
Given that many car buyers preferred the crossover styling and low price tag, Hyundai would also follow the same path with the AH.

Also Read: 2016 Hyundai Elantra spied testing in Chennai

Even Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer, is working on a Kwid rival. The report states that the next gen Maruti Alto will adopt a tall boy, crossover avatar when launched in 2018.

Hyundai Eon 1.0L – Image Gallery

[Source: Economic Times]

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