Hyundai to launch 4 models in 4-month period next-year

Hyundai are planning as many as four product launches during the first four months of 2020. This will be in a bid to improve their already impressive sales numbers here. The automaker recently reached the mark of 20% market share in India, which is its highest here as of now.

Out of the four, the first from the pipeline will be the Aura sub 4-metre sedan in January 2020. It will be sold alongside the Xcent, with the latter likely to be kept for fleet and taxi operations.

The Aura will come powered by BS-VI compliant 1.2-litre petrol and diesel motors. Like its sibling, the Aura will also be available with the option of an AMT alongside the manual. Next in-line will be the Verna facelift, coming during February 2020.

The Verna facelift is already on sale in China and will not carry any significant changes compared to the india-spec model. There will be an interesting set of engine options, having a 1.5-litre petrol motor and a 1.5-litre diesel motor. While the former makes 115 BHP of power and 145 Nm of torque, the latter gives out the same power output, but with 260 Nm of torque.

Both engines will come mated either to a 6-speed manual or an 6-speed AMT transmission. The Aura and Verna facelift will be followed by the next generations of the i20 and the Creta. Both will be unveiled during the 2020 Auto Expo and will launch during the April-May period.

These will look to regain some lost ground in their respective segments, especially the Creta. The mid-size SUV will come powered by the same engines seen on the Verna. There is also talk of adding the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor from the Venue on it.

Reports regarding it are expected to come out soon. Coming to the next-gen i20, it will be powered by a range of engines. These include a 1.5-litre diesel, a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.2-litre petrol motor. Both the i20 and the Creta were spied undergoing testing in India as well as abroad.


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Source: IndiaCarNews