Monday, 28 January 2013

Hyundai's new car, codenamed BA to be launched in September 2013 with 1.1L Diesel confirmed



The Korean carmaker, Hyundai Motors India Limited seems to be on fire this time. The carmaker which is already running at its full capacity in India, is slated to start the domestic production of its Diesel engine in India. The carmaker which currently imports the diesel engine and its components from Korea - which finds space into large selling i20, Verna and Elantra, will start the local production of Diesel engines from July 2012.

As per sources, the plant 3 at its Chennai facility is almost ready and the carmaker will also kick off the 1.1L Diesel engine production in India by August / September 2013. The carmaker, as per our confirmed sources is planning to launch a new car which would ultimately replace exisiting i10 but as of now, when launched in September 2013 will be marketed along with exisiting i10 - No confirmation for the names as of now, but the carmaker has confirmed that the new car which would be more fluidic in design will be launched in September / October 2012 and will compete with Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat etc.

Hyundai has already seen the response of its much selling hot hatchback i20 in India and is grabbing more than 7,500+ units every month - almost 50% than the market leader, Swift. However, the carmaker now wants to grab more of the market share and thereby plans to launch Hyundai i10 / similar in Diesel variant too, much before than Maruti Suzuki would launch in India.

Hyundai by launching more fluidic i10 / similar and with the diesel variant wants to give Maruti Suzuki Swift a bump both from the front as well as back. We will have to wait and watch until end of 2013 to see what scenario would be of Diesel market in India and thereby how customers respond to Diesel cars and thus Hyundai's new small diesel car in India.

We have already seen lots of spy images and testing images of Hyundai i10 across the roads in Chennai, but seems like it is now getting more and more closer to the reality. 

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