That the Korean auto giant Hyundai is readying a new B Segment hatchback is pretty common knowledge. What is also known to everyone is that this hatchback is expected to enter Indian small car market in this year’s festive season.
However, what the upcoming car would be positioned as is anybody’s guess. While there have been many reports that state that the car would replace the i10, there also are some reports which suggest that the upcoming hatchback would sit between the i10 and the i20. The same reports also say that the hatchback, which has been codenamed as BA, would be sold with the i15 moniker.
Now, as per a new report by Economic Times, the Hyundai BA, which is basically the next gen i10, would sit between the i10 and the i20 in our car market. This report also suggests that the car current i10, which is fast getting dated, would take the role of the Hyundai Santro Xing in Indian car market.
The next gen i10 will be considerably larger than the current car, while sporting the plus points of the current gen model. The car will be sold with both petrol and diesel engine options and is likely to get a 1.1 Litre turbo diesel motor for the diesel variant. This engine will have a max power output of 75 Bhp of a peak torque figure of 150 Nm. The Hyundai BA is also expected to spawn a compact sedan in future. This sedan would sit beneath the India bound Hyundai HB20S based compact sedan and might throw open gates to an all new segment of small sedans.