The 2016 Auto Expo is just couple of weeks away, and automakers are preparing their arsenal in full swing. Some are broadcasting their product line-up while others are igniting our excitement by publishing teasers. Maruti Suzuki did it, Chevrolet did it along with others, now it’s time to know what is Hyundai scheming for the Delhi Expo.
For starters, Hyundai will showcase the Hyundai i20 Sport N at the 2016 Auto Expo. Not to be mistaken as the Hyundai i20 Sport launched in Germany recently. This is an upgraded sporty version of the i20 with the ‘N’ badge. The Hyundai i20 Sport N draws power from a 1.4-litre Kappa petrol engine which generates 115 PS of power and peak torque of 160 Nm. The power is pushed to the wheels by a 6-speed manual transmission. The 16-valve engine comes equipped with dual continous variable valve timing technology and multi point electronic fuel injection.
Next in the line up would be the Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 edition of the sedan will be a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). It was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Motor show and is a beefed up version of the Sonata Hybrid. The Plug-in Hybrid is powered by 2.0-liter four-cylinder GDI direct injection petrol unit that produces 154hp and a max torque at 189 Nm of torque. The power is pushed to the wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission. The total output of the Sonata PHEV is 202hp at 6,000 rpm. The sedan also features a 9.8 kWh lithium polymer battery pack that provides an all-electric range of 35 km, more than any other mid-size PHEV. Hyundai had been struggling to do good sales numbers of the Sonata in India and ejected it from its line-up last year. The PHEV package seems to be great let’s see if the carmaker wants to try its luck and get the new Sonata to the showrooms.
Hyundai will also showcase another concept from its high-performance ‘N’ series. The Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo will be plonked on the Hyundai pavilion to peek into the carmaker’s futuristic high-performance machines. The hypercar is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell that spouts 670bhp, that’s not it. A super capacitor system adds 201 bhp to the count using energy restored on braking. The power figures of the concept make it the ultimate eco-friendly hyper car.
Hyundai will also be showcasing the 2016 Tucson, the all new glamorous G90 from their new luxury brand – Genesis. The carmaker is also in plans to unveil an all new sub-four metre compact SUV to take on Mahindra’s TUV 300, KUV 100 and the Ford Ecosport. While the details of the compact SUV are unknown, we still expect that the carmaker will surprise us, just like the Creta. That’s all folks!
Stay tuned for more updates, news and all the other buzz of the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo!