Hyundai India has been launching cars back to back in the automotive space. The latest offering was the i20 N Line and it has been perceived well in the Indian market. Till now we have seen the local launches from Hyundai, but now Hyundai is prepping up to launch its global lineup of cars in the Indian market. Here is the list of Upcoming Cars from Hyundai India that are slated to go on sale in the next two years.
Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
Hyundai is now targeting to update its premium cars with new-gen models and most of the models will be updated in the next two years. Not only that, but Hyundai India is also going to launch its premium EV crossover, IONIQ in the Indian market but the timeline isn’t revealed yet.
2021 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai unveiled the next-gen Elantra last year and then launched the sizzling-hot N Line and blue-blooded N models. Even though Hyundai has embarked on the N Line model range in India, it’s the Elantra we will get to see first. The all-new Elantra offers a sensuous design language with a lot of cuts and creases. Some highlights are the large cascading grille, LED headlights, connected LED taillights, sloping roofline and diamond-cut alloy wheels.
On the inside, the new Elantra is miles ahead of the current model. It gets richer quality materials, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, a fully digital instrument cluster and a lot more. The dashboard design is similar to the new Santa Fe and Tucson. The full-width running AC vents give the cockpit a modern look. Thanks to the sloping roofline, the new Elantra will be low on rear headroom, when compared to the current model.
Talking about the engine options, it will be offered with the 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol motor seen on the Alcazar. It produces 159Ps and 191 Nm of torque, mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AT. Talking about positioning, Hyundai will pit the Elantra against the popular Skoda Octavia but is expected to undercut it with a good margin. India launch of the new Elantra could happen in mid-2022.
2022 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson was recently revised with a mid lifecycle facelift. It gained a new transmission and some features but international markets have already got the new-gen Tucson. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will soon touch our shores and it will offer a lot more radical design, inspired by the new Elantra. Talking about the exterior design, it gets the submerging LED DRLs that blend really well with the grille elements. On the side, we get honed out creases and squared-off wheel arches with cladding. On the back, we get inverted twin-claw LED taillights with a connected LED bar.
On the inside, its conventional layout pleases the eyes with some modern touches. Just like the Elantra, the Tucson also gets full-0width running AC vents that extend to the doors as well, as a styling element of course. Other than that, we get a 10.25-inch infotainment system, shift by wire gear operation, digital instrument cluster, touch-based Air-Con controls, four-spoke steering wheel and more.
Shedding some light on the engine options, the India-spec Tucson will continue with the same set of engine options. A 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel engine will take the charge. More details will be shared at launch. Hyundai is expected to launch the Tucson in 2022 and it will take on the likes of the Jeep Compass and Citroen C5 Aircross.
2021 Hyundai Kona Electric Facelift
Hyundai Kona Electric received a facelift last year globally and Hyundai is all set to launch the updated model in India later this year. The new facelift brings in refreshed looks and updated interiors but no big improvements have been made to the electric drivetrains. On the exterior, it gets a smooth front profile with only the charging port. Both the LED DRLs and headlights have been refreshed and are a lot slimmer than before. The taillights have also been changed with subtle improvements in terms of design.
On the inside, it gets a flowing centre console holding shift-by-wire controls, and air-con controls. The top of the dash gets a freestanding touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a fully digital instrument cluster and more. However, as it is just a facelift, the layout is similar to the current model that is on sale in the Indian market.
Hyundai Kona Electric was offered with the standard 39.2 kWh battery pack and that will be continued as is. The electric motor produces 136Hp and 395 Nm of torque and the claimed range is 484 km. However, Hyundai could also offer the long-range model with a 64 kWh battery pack. Its electric motor churns out 204Hp and the same 395 Nm of torque. However, the range goes down to 305 km on a single charge. Hyundai will launch the Kona Electric facelift later this year and it will be sold via the CKD route, competing with the ZS EV.
Here were all the upcoming cars of Hyundai India that are going to be launched in the next two years. Hyundai Kona Electric could be the first launch from this list that is slated for late 2021. Details about the new Tucson and Elantra will be shared later in 2022.