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Hyundai also is shaping its cars based on their flagship model in their SUV stable which is currently Palisade.
A lot of manufacturers are doing this to create a distinct look for their brand, this method of following a unified design language is a common tactic nowadays. I believe this kind of common design language makes the lower segment car owners relate to the flagship car and in few cases make others mistake it for a car higher up or lower down the segment.

The 2020 Creta, even though it's a stunner to look at, at first glance, I would recognize it as the Hyundai venue currently sold in the Indian market.

As a thought, I would wonder if the Creta would match up feature-wise to its competitor the Kia Seltos?
The sub 20 lac segment is quite a competitive slot and the Kia Seltos has the most offerings. Kia and Hyundai being sister brands, will Hyundai pitch the Creta as a direct rival or would it undercut the Seltos as a cheaper alternative?
The current Hyundai Creta is definitely a feature lacking offering in comparison to the Kia Seltos.
As per the current information, the new Creta looks promising and I have high hopes that Hyundai will come true.
 

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Hyundai is doing well in the budget market in India and being able to get a decent number of sales going.
The issue arises when their cars go above the 20 Lac INR or $3000 USD which might be an issue if they spec out the Creta heavily. A genuine request to Hyundai would be to give the automatic version all the bells and whistles and not cut out features from it to make the pricing competitive as done with the Creta launched in 2015.
I look forward to the launch of the Palisade in India too, maybe it could make its own segment of a budget luxury 7 seater and pitch it alongside the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor(Everest), and the likes.
Yes post 20 lac INR hyundai is facing issues crunching numbers, but maybe Kia will help bridge in the gap ?
A lot of premium cars have not made it in india due to the wrong time of entry maybe.
Hyundai sonata except the 1st gen was one of such examples.
Ford Mondeo is also an example for a car ahead of its time. The market was not developed enough to appreciate these products.
 

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View attachment 10 The i30 N is indeed a sweet looking machine. There has always been a notion amongst brands of not launching the fully blown up performance variants in the Indian market. But Skoda was surprised by the demand for the Octavia RS when they launched the 2.0 petrol variant in India a couple of years back. It just goes on the show that there are enthusiasts in India willing to spend the extra bucks to get their hands on the European specced cars.
The i30 N will definitely make it to my garage if Hyundai gets it to India ;)
A good looking hot hatch indeed, Hyundai has not entered into the performance sector in India in any way till now. let us hope for the best!
Honda also did not launch the civic type R in India with the civic launch, was anticipating the type R to make it after the launch and success of the Octavia RS.
I would love to see a Ford focus rs in the Indian market or a similar product offered by another manufacturer.
 

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I think Hyundai has a good lineup of products lined up for the Indian market, the Kona has been fairing off well too despite the plus 20 lac rupee price tag. Do you guys think Hyundai will launch a sub 10 lac rupee electric car? Or probably the N range in India ??
Hyundai also showcased a hydrogen-powered vehicle named the Nexo.
The fuel cell technology is one of the best ways to make power and we should adopt that instead of electric in my opinion, wonder if the Nexo would make it to the market.
Kona was also showcased at the auto expo 2020.
 

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Hyundai is doing well in the budget market in India and being able to get a decent number of sales going.
The issue arises when their cars go above the 20 Lac INR or $3000 USD which might be an issue if they spec out the Creta heavily. A genuine request to Hyundai would be to give the automatic version all the bells and whistles and not cut out features from it to make the pricing competitive as done with the Creta launched in 2015.
I look forward to the launch of the Palisade in India too, maybe it could make its own segment of a budget luxury 7 seater and pitch it alongside the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor(Everest), and the likes.
no Palisade was shown at the auto expo 2020.
why don't we get the good stuff in India? This will change once we do become a stable market from an emerging market. NO display above the Tucson in terms of the range of models.
 

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Alongside the new Creta the new i20 is also set to be launched this year.
more news on the i20 soon.
That is good news indeed, the i20 2011 1.4 turbo diesel has served me for the longest time and was a no-nonsense workhorse. It was the car that made the brand value for Hyundai in India.
Although it was slightly expensive than the competition the additional features made sense even then.
 

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yes, India does have its fair share of enthusiasts. The Polo GTI 1.8 also sold out after some discounts from VW.
The hatch market is quite popular in India as a compact car is preferred in our clustered road condition.
A nippy mid-sized sedan or hatchback is a requirement of many Indians.
yes the GTI was offered with 6 lac INR discount in the year of 2017.
19.99 ex-showroom effective pricing was offered on the gti model.
 

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Well, they do have the infrastructure of a small car to convert into EV, recently the Tata Nexon came out in EV form but at approximately 15 lac INR.
Hyundai might bring about the Venue EV variant.
Currently, I am seeing a lot of e-veritos around the city, it looks like they are being offered under 10 lac INR.
Although I am very sceptical with the usage of electric vehicles as I do not believe they will bring down overall carbon emissions. Electric vehicles will help improve air quality within the cities but on an overall scale, I do not see an advantage as India's majority of electricity is coal-generated.
N range looks like a sporty car to zip around the city for sure.
@Driving Saint
Please find below the reliability of India currently on thermal power.


MW% of total production
Total Thermal
2,30,701​
62.8%​
Coal​
1,98,495​
54.2%​
Lignite 6,760 1.7%
Gas​
24,937​
6.9%​
Diesel​
510​
0.1%​

looking at these graphs going electric will only put more load on our energy generation and as we can infer from the graph that India is 62%+ dependent on thermal power, we would not be doing any environmental good in terms of reducing overall pollution.
 

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For me, the best enthusiasts car at a bargain has been a used 1.8-litre Skoda Laura TSi. It belted out around 160bhp of power and could do 0-100kmph in around 8-9 seconds. Also, that engine was/is pretty mod-friendly and a simple tune could take it up to around 200bhp making it probably one of the cheapest price to bhp deal out there in the market.:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
Isn't it the same engine as on the VW GTI? yes, a stage 2 upgrade would easily make you cross the 260 hp mark.
A 1.8 tsi laura would cost about 8-10 lacs in the used car market right now?
 
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