Hyundai considering A-segment SUV for India - Report

01/01/2018 - 12:42 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Hyundai’s current SUV range in India has the Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe. The company is considering a model in the A-segment range now, says a report from The Economic Times.

Hyundai Kona teaser
Hyundai plans to develop an A-segment SUV by 2020 to tackle the Renault Kwid.

Last year, Hyundai confirmed that it is planning a new A-segment SUV. Eui-sun Chung, Vice Chairman, Hyundai, said that the company plans to develop an A-segment SUV by 2020. No details about it are known as of now. The third-gen Hyundai i10 is expected to arrive somewhere around the end of the decade. A possibility is that both these A-segment models would ride on the same platform and have a considerable amount of commonalities.

A new Hyundai SUV known for sure to arrive in India is the Hyundai Carlino concept’s production version. Codenamed ‘Hyundai QXi’, this SUV will fall in the B-segment and have a sub-4 metre body. It will compete with the Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V and the Tata Nexon. According to the report, the Hyundai QXi will arrive in 2019. This year, Hyundai will launch the facelifted Hyundai Creta in India.

Hyundai Carlino:Hyundai HND-14 front quarters at Auto Expo 2016
In the B-segment, Hyundai will launch the Carlino concept's production version next year.

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Hyundai is not the only automaker planning an A-segment SUV. Volkswagen also plans to launch an A-segment SUV, in 2020. The company will name it ‘VW T-Track’. Maruti Suzuki is also considering an A-segment SUV to challenge the Renault Kwid.

[Source: The Economic Times]

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