Hyundai entered the subcompact crossover segment on October 10, 2014, when they released the Hyundai IX25 to the Chinese market. As per Zigwheels.com, the company is also working on a smaller SUV.
Besides these two vehicles, Hyundai has plans to bring in the new Sonata, new-generationHyundai Elantra besides facelifted models of its existing models.
Compact SUV sales in India are likely to more than quadruple to 970,000 vehicles in the decade to 2020, according to consultant IHS Automotive, which expects 550,000 such vehicles to be sold in the country in 2015.
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While its price point is bound to sway its fate in this market, it’s going to be the driving capabilities and performance of the Creta that’ll add to its draw.
“Our stagnation has been about our inability to capitalize on the truck (and SUV) side”, Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski said at a media event Thursday. This trend has eased the capacity constraints that were holding back sales of some Hyundai cars a couple of years ago.
Meanwhile, Hyundai has released the all-new Tucson compact crossover on the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show, Worldcarfans.com unveiled. It offers improved mileage, segment-leading passenger roominess, sleek new styling and requisite technological advancements including a 5-inch touchscreen display with rear-view camera inside, and LED headlights outside.
In order to cash in on the festive rush, Hyundai brought forward the launch of its maiden SUV, which will be available in both petrol and diesel variants.