Hyundai being the second largest car manufacturer after Maruti Suzuki in India is planning to introduce its range of cars to compete its rivals such as Honda, Maruti Suzuki and Ford in the Indian market. Hyundai has already not obtained decent sales in the first half of this year since the required attention is grabbed by Maruti Swift, Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and Ford EcoSport.
In order to compensate this Hyundai has planned to launch 4 new models which would be aimed to compete its rivals and also obtain required decent sales which it has already not obtained in the first half of this year. The first one in the pipeline of launch would be a BA (i15) compact hatchback whose spied pictures were already available a couple of months ago over the web. This i15 compact hatchback expected by September this year would place itself between i10 and i20. This hatchback would come powered by a 1.1-liter CRDI turbo diesel engine that has a maximum output of 75 Bhp at a torque of 150 Nm, the 1.2-liter petrol engine option will also be on-sale to directly compete with the second largest passenger vehicle Maruti Swift which has already marked sales of 18000 units per month.
After this Hyundai plans to launch an entry level sub-4-meter sedan which would compete the likes of India’s third largest passenger vehicle Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and Tata Indigo eCS out of which Swift Dzire has marked sales of around 14000 units per month. Hyundai’s third model in pipeline would be a compact SUV which is under development and has already been unveiled at the concept SUV Hexaspace at the Delhi Auto Show back in 2012 competing the yet another under development model, Maruti Suzuki concept SUV XA Alpha which also had been unveiled in the same Auto Show in Delhi in 2012.
Coming to the last one in the pipeline of launch, Hyundai has plans of launching Multi-purpose vehicle which would compete the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. However all the 4 models are expected to reach the India roads by the end of 2015.
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Source – Business Standard