In order to further boost sales, Hyundai is planning to launch a wide range of new SUVs in the Indian market by the end of 2022. The company has already announced to launch 6 new electric vehicles before the end of 2028. The Korean automaker will launch two brand new models along with facelifts of existing SUVs.
Upcoming Hyundai SUVs
Hyundai Creta Facelift – Mid-2022
Hyundai Venue Facelift – End Of 2022
2022 Hyundai Kona EV – Early 2022
New-gen Hyundai Tucson – 2022
Hyundai IONIQ 5 – End Of 2022
– The Korean automaker will launch the Creta facelift by mid-2022. The SUV made its debut at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021. The new model comes with aggressive design language along with some interior changes. It features Hyundai’s new Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy, which we have already seen on the new Tucson. Some of the design highlights will include a new parametric jewel pattern grille with integrated LED DRLs, new rectangular shaped LED headlamps, revised bumper with slimmer air-inlet, a silver faux skid plate, new fog lamps, dual-tone alloys, new LED tail-lights, etc.
The new Creta facelift comes with ADAS, which could also be offered on the India-spec model. The new Hyundai Creta facelift will retain the existing engine line-up that includes a 1.4L turbo petrol, a 1.5L turbo-diesel and a 1.5L NA petrol.
– The company will also launch the updated Venue, which has been spotted testing in South Korea. The new model will also receive changes in-line with brand’s new design language, which we have already seen on the new Creta. It is also expected to receive a performance oriented N Line variant. The vehicle will continue to be offered with the same set of engines – a 1.2L NA petrol, a 1.0L turbo petrol & a 1.5L turbo diesel.
– The Hyundai Kona electric facelift will go on sale in the first half of 2022. It comes with updated exterior and interior along with new mechanical changes. It comes with a revised front fascia with a new closed grille with clean design and new LED daytime running lights. There is an asymmetric charging port, which is unique to the Kona Electric. There are new vertical air inlets in front of the wheel arch claddings, which claims to enhance its aerodynamics. At the back, the 2021 Hyundai Kona EV gets revised bumper and new horizontally-stretched rear lamps. The new model is 40mm longer than the previous model.
The cabin will also come with a larger 10.25-inch instrument console and a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It will also get Hyundai Bluelink connected car tech. The Electric Version is likely to get a larger battery variant, featuring a 64kWh battery and an electric motor delivering 204PS & 395Nm. This model accelerates to 100kmph from zero in 7.9 seconds and offers a class-leading range of 484kms on a single charge.
– Hyundai is testing the new gen Tucson mid-sized SUV, which is expected to be launched before the end of 2022. The new model comes with sportier and bolder design, upmarket interior and hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The SUV gets high-end features such as a 10.3-inch dual-screen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, two device Bluetooth connectivity, digital instrument cluster, air quality monitoring system, 64 colour ambient lighting and many more.
It could also get an hybrid version, which features a 1.6L inline-four turbo engine, a 44.2kW electric motor and 1.49kWh battery pack delivering combined power of 226bhp and 350Nm of torque. The plug-in hybrid model has the same turbo four engine with the bigger 13.8kWh battery and a 66.9kW electric motor.
– The company will also launch the Ioniq 5 pure electric SUV via CBU route. The Ioniq 5 is built ipon Hyundai’s dedicated BEV architecture called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This platform will also underpins the upcoming Ioniq 6 sedan and the Ioniq 7 SUV.
The Ioniq 5 is offered with two battery sizes – 72.6kWh & 58kWh with rear-wheel & all-wheel-drive layouts. The 72.6kWh battery version is claimed to offer a maximum range of around 470-480kms. The top-spec Hyundai Ioniq 5 crossover features a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive layout that offers a combined power of 306bhp and a peak torque of 605Nm. The crossover is claimed to achieve 0-100kmph in just 5.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of 185kmph. The entry-level variant with 58kWh battery has a 169bhp, single motor. This rear-wheel-drive model accelerates to 100kmph from zero in just 8.5 seconds.