Friday, February 17, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
Hyundai plans big, six cars slated this year
Hyundai Motors is planning six new cars for India in this year. Where two of them viz. Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata will be the reentry models, Hyundai Veloster sports coupe and New Hyundai Tucson will be new launches. The other two will be the Fluidic avatars of the already launched New Hyundai i20, New Hyundai Santa Fe. This is the line up for 2012 and the way ahead is also promising and the Korean car maker plans big for India. Already its cars such as Hyundai Santro and Hyundai i10 besides Hyundai i20 all have made it one of the largest car manufacturers in India. A Santro Diesel could also make it this year.
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There will be a striking similarity between all the models slated for a 2012 launch and it is their being inspired by the Fluidic design. The first in the series would be new Hyundai i20 which is evidently close to its launch as the carmaker has closed the booking for the old version. The new Hyundai i20 is expected to give a back to back fight to Skoda Fabia and Honda Jazz hatchbacks. Next Hyundai car launch in 2012 could be the New Hyundai Sonata which is scheduled for a reentry. The Sonata luxury car is in its sixth generation and closely follows the Fluidic philosophy in toto. It is going to give a tough fight to Honda Accord and Volkswagen Jetta.
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Third Hyundai car that is expected be launched in 2012 will be Hyundai Elantra which will be compelling Honda Civic and Skoda Laura to rehash their offerings. Fourth will be the Hyundai SUV Santa Fe which will also be a new avatar in Fluidic apparel. Come new Hyundai Santa Fe and there will be a hustle in the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner pavilion. Fifth Hyundai car slated for 2012 will be new Hyundai Tucson, the crossover SUV. The new hatchback sports coupe Hyundai Veloster that made an appearance at the New Delhi Auto Expo will be the last addition to the fleet of Hyundai cars in India in this year.