Hyundai Motors has a spectacular lineup of small cars in India. The i10 and i20 created a sizzle in the hatch segment, while the Hyundai i20 Fluidic is one of the most anticipated hatchback of the year. However, the compact sedan segment of the Korean automaker is not doing quite as amazing with the Accent facing tough competition from Japanese automakers. Moreover, Accent is only offered in a petrol trim, while other cars in this segment have a diesel variant.
Until this day, we have bought you almost full detail of the Hyundai i20 Fluidic, which is a facelifted i20 hatch. Following the Sonata Fluidic, the Hyundai new i20 will feature Fluidic Sculpture design language of the Korean automaker. But this is not all. Hyundai is also reported to be working on the next-gen i20 that will debut in upcoming years. This is different from the i20 Fluidic, with a different design, distinguished styling and a new power plant. What comes more as a surprise is that there is also a compact sedan in works, which will share its platform with the next generation i20.
This entry level sedan will be positioned below the Verna Fluidic and battle against the Toyota Etios, Tata Manza and Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire in the compact sedan segment. It is also speculated to have a length of under 4 meters to qualify as a small car and benefit the excise duty advantages set by Indian government on small cars.
There is no word on the power plant from the Korean automaker yet, but we expect Hyundai to launch the next-gen i20 and based compact sedan in petrol and diesel variants. Moreover, looking at the recent lineup of Hyundai cars we can tell that the upcoming cars will be high on technology and feature top-notch quality.