Hyundai small car at 2012 Auto Expo

Hyundai is likely to unveil a small car that will compete with Maruti Suzuki’s Alto the biggest selling car model in India at the next Auto Expo to be held here in 2012. The development of the small car is currently underway at its parent company’s R&D centre in Korea.

The car will be positioned below the company’s existing flagship model, Santro, and operate in the segment that the Alto from Maruti Suzuki.

Earlier, the company had set a timeline of 2011-12 for the launch of the small car, to be powered by an 800 cc engine.