IndianAutosBlog.com reader Tarun Samuel emailed this snap of the Hyundai HA test mule caught near the Hyundai factory in Sriperumbudur near Chennai. Instantly noticeable from the image is the Santro outside mirror.
The body panels and fitments appear to have been redesigned completely. The Hyundai HA will not be a stranger in its own home. Despite its rock-bottom price, she follows the Fluidic Sculpture design ideology.
We've shown you another test mule from near Pune where the mule sported hub caps. Hyundai HA is a junior i10 with a whiff of Santro in it ready to pounce on the Maruti Alto this Diwali.
We've already brought you some of the features expected on the Hyundai HA in a previous post -
- Fully loaded variant has beige interiors, air conditioning, power steering and two tone dashboard.
- Material quality, fit and finish will be nearly as good as i10. Despite being a low cost car, the instrument panel is placed behind the steering wheel and not in the center.
- A coin tray sits above the glove box, like on the Ford Figo.
- HA has CD/MP3/USB playing capability. The buttons, arranged in a V shape are finished in grayish silver.
- AC control knobs will be dial type (read like i20). The primitive twist type has been ignored but continues on Santro.
- Height adjustable head rests for front seats and an integrated head rests on the rear.
- A three-dial layout with the speedo residing in the middle, engine temperature (digital) on the left and fuel quantity (digital) on the right.
- Two windshield wipers are installed at the front unlike the low cost Nano’s single wiper.
- Electronic Power Steering will be fitted for better fuel efficiency.
- The i10?s steering wheel has been carried over.
- Front windows are electrically powered and rear windows will be manual.
- The angle of the rear windshield generates a little more luggage volume.
Will Hyundai develop a diesel engine for the HA? Fact is Hyundai is working on a diesel engine for the next generation i10 expected to come out in 2013. Will they also consider a diesel engine for the HA?