Hyundai to launch small car in 2012

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has indicated that its compact car, the smallest offering thus far from its stable, is on track for launch in January 2012. The car will be unvieled at the 2012 auto expo in Delhi, followed by a pan India launch soon.

The small car will take on the Maruti Suzuki Alto and will priced below the Santro. It will sport the new family look and will come with more features as compared to its competitors.

The car will get a 800cc engine with decent performance figures.

The Senior Director (Sales and Marketing), HMIL, Mr. Y.K.Koo, said, “work on the car has been underway by its research teams spread across in various locations, including at its Global R&D centre in Korea and its design centre in Hyderabad. The design work has been completed and we are on rack to roll it out later this year after completing various tests.”

Hyundai is also increasing the number of outlets as the new car will help the company to increase its share in the rural and tier 2 towns.

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