Just as winter is taking its toll on Indians, compact SUV segment too is dominating the auto industry of this country. As this morning we dotted the Toyota compact SUV ‘Rush’, now it is the Hyundai Elite i20 Cross, which is a crossover/compact SUV trim of that hatchback, found doing test spins on the roads of Chennai.
As been said, this isn’t the first time such a model from Hyundai is seen in that city. Since the past two months company is conducting tests, for seeing the launch date arriving sooner than expected.
However, last week the confirmation also came via a source of the industry, claiming top hat of the carmaker commented to launch that ix25 compact, Elite i20 Cross and a 7-seater MPV during the coming year (2015) in India. Supposedly, this could be the first one to launch from the line-up due to the reason of consuming minimal time on R&D, which as compared the others would take more as being a completely fresh product here.
Under the hood, there could be 1.2-litre petrol with 5-speed manual and a 1.4-litre diesel with 6-speed manual, the same which the hatchback sees in this market. No murmur of the automatic gearbox is reconciled.
Pricing may start the range from Rs 6.5 lakh ex-showroom onwards.
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