Hyundai, the Korean carmaker has been in the Indian market since 1998, a good 21 years now. Over these years, the carmaker has offered quite a few numbers of cars, some did great in the market,t some did not. Right now, the manufacturer offers a wide range of cars in the Indian market, a total of nine, including hatchbacks starting at INR 3.9 Lakh and even a full-size SUV priced from INR 19 Lakh. Here is a list of these cars for you to see.
The car to put this Korean manufacturer on the map was the old Santro hatchback which was sold right from 1998. Hyundai has brought this humble hatchback back in the market in a new, modern avatar. Equipped with a 1.1-litre petrol motor, the Santro is one of the few cars in the segment that offer a proper 4-cylinder motor which can be paired with a manual or AMT gearbox. Hyundai also offers a factory fitted CNG kit with this car.
The Grand i10 may sound like a facelift of the of the i10 hatchback but the Grand i10 is, in fact, an all-new car. Carrying the latest fluidic design language of Hyundai, the Grand i10 looks quite European. Why would it not be? The car was designed at the Hyundai Design Centre in Germany. In its latest avatar, the Grand i10 uses an option of 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.2-litre diesel motor. The Grand i10 offers a manual transmission as standard and the petrol engine can be had with a torque converter automatic.
One of the first premium hatchbacks to go on sale in our country, the Elite i20 is a very feature-packed car. Equipped with best-in-class features and comfort, the i20 has been a top choice for people who love the car for its quirky features. Despite being a stylish vehicle, the Elite i20 does not compromise on space and offers decent space for up to 5 adults. The i20 comes with a choice of 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engines. The petrol engine comes with an optional CVT automatic gearbox.
A crossover based in the i20 hatchback, the i20 Active is a car aimed towards people with an active lifestyle. The higher ground clearance allows drivers to navigate through bad roads of our country without having to worry about hitting something underneath. The exteriors too get a more aggressive, off-road type look and all this is achieved without compromising on the comfort and features that are offered by the i20 hatchback. Just like the Elite i20, the i20 Active comes with 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine but misses out on the CVT gearbox.
Hyundai’s offering in the compact sedan segment, the Xcent shares its underpinnings with the Grand i10 hatchback. Sure the name may bring back memories of a sedan built by the same manufacturer but the Xcent is a different product altogether. Giving customers the space of a Grand i10 hatchback but with the practicality of a boot, the Xcent is amongst the most popular compact sedan in the Indian market. Just like the Grand i10, the Xcent comes with 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.2-litre diesel motors. The petrol motor can be bought with a torque converter automatic gearbox.
The entry-level premium sedan from Hyundai, the Verna was the first Hyundai to come with this new fluidic design language seen on other cars too nowadays. Loaded with features to the brim and as many as 6-airbags, the Verna is, like every Hyundai, a feature-rich vehicle. The Verna comes with 4 engine options (1.4-litre petrol & diesel and 1.6-litre petrol & diesel) and a choice of one manual and one automatic gearbox. The automatic is available only with the bigger 1.6-litre engines.
The most popular car of its segment, the Creta is perhaps the perfect city SUV available in our market at this point in time. Apart from the looks and features, the Creta also caters to a wide audience with a huge number of variants it has on offer. Just like the Verna, the Creta too offers 6 airbags in the top-end trim levels. This SUV is offered with 2 diesel (a 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre) and a 1.6-litre petrol engine. The automatic transmission is only available with the larger 1.6-litre engines.
The largest sedan Hyundai has to offer in our market, the Elantra is due for a facelift very soon. The Elantra has a fluidic design as well, which gives it a very good drag coefficient which is good for performance as well as fuel economy. Just like most of the cars listed above, the Elantra too offers great features and as many as 6 airbags in the top end trim levels. This sedan is offered with a choice of a 1.6-litre diesel and a 2.0-litre petrol engine, both of which get an automatic gearbox as an option.
Hyundai’s flagship model, the Tucson comes across as a very civilised and sophisticated SUV. This car too is due for an update in the Indian market which would bring some changes to its beautiful fluidic design and offer some more features than what it already does. The car is offered with 2 engines, a petrol and a diesel both of which have a displacement of 2-litres. Both these engines can be paired with either a manual or automatic gearbox.