Hyundai's new B-SUV taking shape in Europe, with its launch programed in early 2018.
The Hyundai i20-based SUV has been spied testing yet again, courtesy autoevolution. Like the previous time, the engineering mule of the future SUV is heavily disguised.
The Hyundai i20-based SUV will be a B-segment product rivaling the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Nissan Juke, Fiat 500X, Toyota C-HR, Honda HR-V and the likes. Hyundai already has a B-segment SUV available in emerging markets - the Hyundai Creta - but it was not designed to meet the safety requirements of the developed world.
The new Hyundai B-SUV apparently sports a typical European design, as evident with the Citroen-style front fascia with the two-tier headlamp setup. Hyundai showcased its idea of this model with the Hyundai Intrado concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Besides a new design, the new B-SUV will excel in active and passive safety as well as in the infotainment and connectivity technologies it will offer.
The Hyundai i20-based SUV will likely be offered with 1.0- to 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines, when it hits Europe in early 2018. It was recently reported that Hyundai is planning four new SUVs for India.
[Image Source: autoevolution]