Auto Expo 2018: Hyundai to showcase 2 Electric Cars and the all-new Santro!
The Auto Expo 2018 is going to come soon and it is going to be very exciting as the Hyundai is coming up with three exciting prospects. The excitement is due to two factors, the re-emergence of Santro into the small car space and the coming up of “Electric Cars”. In an interview to Mint, Rakesh Srivastava, Director, Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motor India said “We will bring electric cars to India and will meet the timeline given by Union Government.
Going by the current scenario, auto-component suppliers and electric component manufacturers in India do not have the volumes to locally invest in making components for a premium car like Ioniq. If Hyundai decides to import and sell the car then cost of the vehicle will be more than double of the price thanks to import duty structure and for about Rs 45 lakh the car will hardly see any buyers. Earlier in an interview, Y K Koo, MD, Hyundai Motor India had mentioned that “Electric cars are a focus for us. We have to go by the government’s policy and norms and it’s better to implement electric cars under the lower-segment products. The Grand i10 and i20 and small cars are more convenient, more easy, and more practical for electric than bigger-sized vehicles when it comes to the Indian market.”
The Models :
Hundayi’s electric SUV, the Ioniq which has an EPA certified range of 200km and makes 118HP from its single electric motor, which is a lot less than the hybrid having 139HP. The Indian version will see the range being pushed to 300km and increase in horsepower as well.
The second model we have is Kona SUV and has an exceptionally well-designed interior. It is going to have an 8inch infotainment system which uses Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will also have an optional wireless Smartphone charging pad, a heads-up display system and an 8 speaker Krell surround sound system in place.
The big heading is going to be the re-launch of Hundayi Santro. The small car space segment was left unfought since Hundayi retired EON and it was a fight between Tata Tiago and Maruti Suzuki WagonR and now Hundayi wants its share of the pie back for itself. There are lots of safety features and driver aids such as ABS and airbags.
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