Hyundai is one of the leading car manufacturers in the Indian car market with a product in almost all popular domestic vehicle segments. For this new year, the South Korean automaker is launching new generation car models and facelifts of successful models that are already in the market. Here is a list of the upcoming Hyundai cars that are to be launched in India in 2018:
Eon was first launched in 2011 to compete with Maruti Alto in the mini-hatchback segment. Hyundai is set to give the old car a new facelift this year to keep up with the competition. The facelift will include exterior design updates based on the latest Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme. The price of the car will likely range from Rs.3 lakh to Rs.4.5 lakh. The 2017 Eon Facelift is powered with a 0.8-litre and 1-litre engine that is paired with a 5-speed gearbox for manual transmission. The engine and transmission options will likely not change for the 2018 Eon Facelift. Hyundai Eon has been competing with Datsun Redi Go, Tata Tiago, and Renault Kwid. Eon Facelift will probably boost the sales for Hyundai India. The 2018 Eon Facelift will come with new headlamps, tail-lamps, bumpers, and grille. It will not only have new upholstery but also feature a touchscreen infotainment system.
The new Hyundai Kona electric Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) will likely be launched in the end of 2018. Its global launch will be at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The SUV will likely have petrol and diesel engine options - a 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine that generates 119.6 bhp power, a 1-litre TGDT petrol engine that generates 176 bhp power, and a 1.6-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine that generates 114.5-136 bhp power. Transmission options for the car likely includes a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-speed DCT AMT. The SUV is conventionally designed with dual-tone shade. It features two-tier LED headlamps and tail-lamps. The estimated price of the car ranges between Rs.19 lakh to Rs.24 lakh.
The all-new Santro will debut in mid-2018 at the Auto Expo. Santro was first launched in 1998 and became an instant success in the Indian car market. However, it was discontinued in 2014 after 16 successful years. Now, the South Korean carmaker is back with an all-new Santro. The new Santro will come with 2 engine options - a 1.1-litre iRDE engine and a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. The engines are paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The all-new Santro is expected to compete with Datsun Redi GO, Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid, Wagon R, and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10.
Over 2 lakh units of the old Creta has been sold since its launch. The expected launch date of Hyundai Creta Facelift is February 2018. The estimated price of the car is Rs.14.43 lakh. The car will likely be powered by a 1582 cc diesel engine that generates 126.2 bhp power and 259.9 Nm torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The top speed of the car is 190 kmph. The car is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels. The new facelift has the seating capacity of 5 and comes with 5 doors. The safety features of this car includes airbags, seat belts, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), engine immobilizer, and central locking. It will have new bumpers, hexagonal chrome slatted grill, fog lamps, LED DRLs, and tail-lamps. The car will feature a touchscreen infotainment system. Creta facelift will compete with Honda BR-V, Renault Duster, Mahindra XUV 500, and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
The expected launch date of Hyundai Sonata is March 2018 and the estimated price of the car is Rs.19.20 lakh. The 2017 Sonata is powered by a 1989 cc petrol engine that generates 202 bhp power and 250 Nm torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox for automatic transmission. The car is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels. It features LED DRLs and tail-lamps, an 8-inch navigation system, HID Xenon headlamps, infinity premium audio system, and Apply CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. The seating capacity of the car is 5 and it comes with 4 doors. The safety features of this car includes ABS with EBD, ESP, engine immobilizer, seat belts, airbags, and central locking. The new Sonata is likely to be powered by a 2-litre GDi petrol engine that generates 202 bhp power and 250 Nm torque. The diesel variant of the car is likely to be powered by 1.7-litre U2 turbodiesel engine that generates 141 bhp power and 340 Nm torque.
The expected launch date of Hyundai Ioniq is February 2018 and the estimated price of the car is Rs.20 lakh. The new Ioniq will feature wireless charging for smartphones and infotainment system. The car will be equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation. It will be powered by a 1580 cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine that generates 105 PS power and 147 Nm torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The safety features of the car includes airbags, seat belts and Anti-Lock Braking System. The car will feature Bi-Xenon HID headlamps and DRLs, power-operated sunroof, LED tail-lamps, and stylish alloy wheels.
The expected launch date for Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift is early 2018. The estimated price of the car is Rs.5.70 lakh to Rs.9 lakh. Hyundai gave the premium i20 hatchback a makeover in 2014 and now after 4 years, the car is ready for another makeover in 2018. The car is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generated 81.83 bhp power and 114.7 Nm torque, and a 1.4-litre diesel engine that generated 99 bhp power and 130 Nm torque. The engines are paired with either a 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox. The Elite i20 Facelift will feature new fog lamps, tail-lights, bumper, alloy wheels, and cascade type grille. The car will likely get a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with advanced connectivity options like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Mirror Link. Hyundai is expected to power the facelift model with a new 1-litre turbo-petrol engine that generates 120 bhp power and 172 Nm torque.
The expected launch date for Hyundai Santa Fe Facelift is June to August 2018. The estimated price of the car is Rs.27 lakh to Rs.32 lakh. Hyundai is readying for a generation change with the new Santa Fe Facelift which includes split headlamps and stylish grille. The car is available as a 5-seater or a 7-seater. It is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that 194 bhp power and 421 Nm torque. The engines are paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will likely feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless charging.
This hatchback model is powered by a 1-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The price of i20 Sport ranges from Rs.18 lakh to Rs.20 lakh. The car will likely be launched in June of this year.
Individuals between 21 to 65 years of age, having a good credit score and steady income are eligible to apply for a car loan to afford any of the upcoming cars of 2018. Banks and Non-Banking Financial companies (NBFCs) offer car loans at competitive interest rates to customers for purchasing new and used cars of their choice. Choose a bank that offers a low-interest rate car loan with flexible repayment options.
You can apply for a car loan online through the bank website by downloading the application form and submitting the duly-filled form with relevant age proof, identity proof, address proof, and income proof documents. The bank will verify your documents and process your car loan application. Upon approval, the loan amount will be immediately disbursed to your bank account.