Kudos to Hyundai buffs; Hyundai is considering of bringing in i30 to India by this Diwali, confined Rakesh Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Hyundai Motor India Limited at an interview with one of the leading media house of India.
That too it will be priced under Rs 10 lakh.
The i30 was debuted to the world at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, from where after it went numerous facelift and changes. Now, out of the total three guises available in the global market three-door hatchback, five-door hatchback or as an estate, the one that will be going to land in India will be five-door hatchback with availability of petrol and diesel engines both. It will measure 4,300 mm in length and would have a wheelbase of 2,650 mm, means a longer hatchback envying sedans and its likes. Though, it could be noticed if this happens then i30 will be the first in its segment for India. The niches of India already had experienced it in the form of Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1-Series, but none of them confirmed to be rolling out a bigger hatchback for the masses until Hyundai.
In most of the markets, i30 is deployed with engine options of 1.6-litre MPi, 1.6-litre GDi, 1.8-litre MPi and a 1.6-litre VGT. All these machines are tagged to deliver traction on front wheels compiled with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. Well, for India, there could be more efficient engine options with better fuel-efficiency.
Speaking to Financial Express, Mr Srivastava said, “Hatchbacks remain India’s favourite cars and enjoy a 68% market-share. Yes, the i20 is among the finest hatchbacks in the country, but we also believe that above the i20, there is room for a very premium hatchback. Therefore, we are planning to come up with a new car that will be slotted above the i20. People are going to love it because it will give them easy manoeuvrability in a congested city environment along with the luxury and space associated with a mid-size sedan.” He added, “By this year-end we may come up with a new, very premium hatchback.”
Source: Financial Express