Hyundai being the second largest car manufacturer in India had already planned to launch an MPV couple of years back as already read by our dear readers in our previous post in April 2013. Hyundai has made its future plans pretty clear for 2015 and 2016, which already has a crossover and a compact SUV for 2015 and an MPV in pipeline for 2016.
As per the recent rendering of Hyundai MPV by IndianCarsBikes, the upcoming MPV from Hyundai would be based on Grand i10 whose overall design inspiration comes from the HexaSpace concept unveiled earlier at the 2012 Auto Expo. Also other reports suggest that the upcoming MPV would have a high localization of nearly 90 percent in all the future products pipelined in 2015 and 2016. With these new launches, Hyundai expects the total sales figures to reach 5,00,000 units annually by 2016.
Hyundai’s upcoming MPV could be powered with 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engines already powering the Verna. With this new MPV, Hyundai expects to compete other market leaders such as Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio and Chevrolet Enjoy in the Indian market. It is expected to be developed at the companies Chennai plant and would be priced at INR 7-11 lakhs (ex-showroom price).
We at BharathAutos will keep you updated once more information is available.
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