Hyundai that recently launched the Creta compact SUV, is now contemplating a compact MPV and a sub-4 metre SUV for the Indian market. This revelation came from Hyundai at the launch of the Creta in Delhi on July 21, 2015.
While the new MPV, internally known as ‘IP’, will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Hyundai Mobilio, the sub-compact SUV will be positioned below the Creta and will rival Ford EcoSport and the upcoming Mahindra U301. Both the vehicles will be based on a new low-cost platform that will source some of its components from the Creta and the Grand i10. The same platform might also be used for other upcoming Hyundai vehicles in India.
Though there is no clarity about the engine options these cars will feature, Hyundai has an option to use its smaller engines – 1.2-litre kappa2 petrol, 1.4-litre CRDi diesel and 1.4-litre VTVT. Just like most of its cars, both the cars might also get an automatic gearbox.
There is no clarity about the vehicle’s design as well, but they might be based on Hyundai’s evolved 2.0 Fluidic design philosophy on which most of its new-gen cars are based including i20, Creta, Santa Fe and others.
Besides these two vehicles, Hyundai has plans to bring in the new Sonata, new-generation Hyundai Elantra besides facelifted models of its existing models.