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Hyundai introduces 1.2 L Petrol Engine with CVT in The New 2018 ELITE i20

No. 33425 05 2018109 hit

– Most affordable CVT in the Premium Compact Segment starting at 7.04 Lakh (GST Ex-Showroom Price Delhi)
– An ideal choice for hassle-free city and highway driving

New Delhi, 25 May, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception announced the launch of 1.2 Petrol Engine with CVT option in India’s most loved and Iconic Premium Compact – ‘The New 2018 ELITE i20’ that embodies Hyundai’s Modern Premium offering for the global customers.

The Premium High Compact Segment in the industry is growing year on year from 4.5% sales in 2014 to 13% in 2017. The sales of AT and CVT options in the premium compact segment has grown from 4% in 2015 to 14% in 2018. The Premium Compact Customer Survey by Hyundai revealed higher acceptability towards Automatic Transmission, 41% of respondents preferring automatic due to ease and hassle free driving in city and highways.

Mr. Y K Koo, Managing Director and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “ India’s most loved and awarded, Indian Car of the Year 2015 winner ELITE i20 has been a global success ever since its launch. The CVT option with a 1.2 L Petrol engine coupled with Hi-tech & Convenience features offering uncompromised safety will make driving a brilliant experience. The head turner New 2018 ELITE i20 is the most feature loaded and affordable Premium Compact Segment car with a CVT option. Based on our advanced design philosophy, The New 2018 ELITE i20 follows an evolved Premium look, Sporty styling and a strong road presence”

The New 2018 ELITE i20 comes with premium interiors, highly advanced features, appealing looks and latest technology. The new CVT engine comes with linear driving force and no shift jerk for smooth and comfortable drive. The 1.2 L Petrol engine with CVT option offers convenient clutch-less drive and no physical gear shifting makes it ideal for city, highways and hilly terrains.

Key Highlights of the New 2018 Elite i20 with 1.2L Kappa CVT

EASY DRIVABILITY for increased convenience
NO SHIFT JERK for superior comfort
LINEAR DRIVING FORCE for smoother drive
HIGH FUEL EFFICIENCY for Pocket friendly drive
MOST AFFORDABLE CVT in Premium Compact Segment – starts at Rs 7.04 L
Available in 2 trims – Magna Executive and Asta

Bold and Premium Styling - The Premium Cascade Design High Gloss Front Grille gives sporty and bold stance to the New 2018 ELITE i20, Projector Headlamps with LED DRL, Positioning and Cornering Lamps, Front Air Curtains, Uniquely Designed Stylish Tail Lamps and R16 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels together make a blend of intrinsic and intuitive beauty creating accord between a sporty front and bold rear completing the Premium Compact design. The New 2018 ELITE i20 comes with First-in-segment Dual Tone exteriors with Red and Orange interior colour packs to further boost sporty styling of the New 2018 ELITE i20.

Key Styling Features:

1. Premium Cascade Design High Gloss Front Grille (New)
2. Projector Headlamps with LED DRL, Positioning and Cornering Lamps (Best in Segment)
3. Stylish 16” Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels (New)
4. Dual Tone Exterior Colour (First in Segment)
5. Air Curtain (New)
6. Dual Tone Rear Bumper (New)
7. DRL (Near Fog Lamps) (New)
8. Tail gate Design (New)
9. Rear Lamp Design (New)
10. Glossy C Pillar

Hi-Tech & Convenience Features – The New 2018 ELITE i20 features Best in segment 17.77 cm Touchscreen Infotainment System and Audio Video Navigation with IPS (In Plane Switching) Display for wide viewing angle and smart phone connectivity, Apple CarPlay, AndroidAuto & Mirror Link, it also offers DRM Arkamys Sound Mood and Navigation for technology savvy customers.

The Human Connected Technology - Hyundai Auto Link - The New 2018 ELITE i20 offers a dynamic new way to stay connected with your car for vehicle health check, Driving information, Road side assistance, Driving History, Eco Driving and Vehicle Health history check with click of button.

Key Hi-tech Features:

1. 17.77 cm AVN with IPS Display (Best in Segment)
2. Smart Phone Connectivity & Arkamys Premium Sound (Best in Segment)
3. FATC with Cluster Ionizer (Best in Segment)
4. Rear Armrest w/ Cup holder (First in Segment)
5. Sliding Front Armrest (Best in Segment)
6. Rear AC Vents
7. USB Charger (Best in Segment)

Uncompromised Safety - New 2018 ELITE i20 takes safety to a whole new level with class-leading features to ensure customers safety. The New 2018 ELITE i20 equipped with 6-Airbags with front dual, side and curtain airbags, Antilock Braking System, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Impact Sensing Auto Door, Unlock and Reverse Parking camera with Dynamic Guidelines for uncompromised safety.

Key Safety Features:

1. 6 Airbags (Frontal & Side Protection) (Best in Segment)
2. ABS & Dual Airbags - Standard
4. Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock - Standard
5. Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
6. Reverse Parking camera with Dynamic Guidelines (Best in Segment)

Advanced Dynamics: The New 2018 ELITE i20 gives Choice of Efficient and Advanced Powertrains. The driver can feel the power of technology with option of two proven and performance packed engines with improved mileage up to 9%

The New 2018 ELITE i20 is a customer delight with powerful engine options of 1.4 U2 CRDi Diesel (90 PS/4,000 RPM and 22.4 KGM /1,500-2,750 RPM) that comes with 6-Speed Manual Transmission, 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol (83 PS/6,000 RPM and 11.7 KGM /4,000RPM) powered with 5-Speed Manual Transmission.




Hyundai Announces Price Increase Up to 2%

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New Delhi, May 22, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception today announced a price increase up to 2%. The revised prices will be implemented from June 2018.

Commenting on the Price increase, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Director - Sales & Marketing, HMIL said, “ We have been absorbing the increase in input costs with increase in commodity prices, freight increase with hike in fuel prices and also the increase in custom duties of certain components. We are now constrained to pass the same to customers in our products with increase up to 2% from June 2018.”

The increased prices will be applicable for all Hyundai cars except the newly launched The New 2018 CRETA.

Hyundai Launches Most Preferred Perfect SUV - 'The New 2018 CRETA'

No. 33221 05 2018192 hit

‐ Most Loved Made-in-India SUV with over 4 Lakh Happy Global Customers
‐ New 2018 CRETA is designed to care its passengers
Bolder and Stronger Exterior Design with Hyundai’s Signature Cascade Design Front Grille that Commands Strong Road Presence
‐ The expressive and powerful front adopts the Hyundai SUV family identity
First in Segment features – Smart Electric Sunroof and Power Driver Seats
‐ Introduction of New Age Technology Features – Smart Key Band, Wireless Phone Charger, AutoLink Connected Car Technology gives It A Unique Driving Experience
‐ Best-in-class 3 year Unlimited Kilometers Warranty with Road Side Assistance 




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New Delhi, May 21, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception announced the launch of the Perfect SUV- The New 2018 CRETA. The New 2018 CRETA personifies perfect harmony between style and performance for the diverse customers’ needs.

The New 2018 CRETA with its bold and aggressive front styling and tall and sporty stance will further strengthen Hyundai’s hold in the SUV segment. The Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY), CRETA, has always been the preferred choice of customers looking for a Perfect SUV. With a blend style, performance and safety, the new 2018 CRETA further ups the benchmark with its Bold and Sporty Exteriors - Cascade Design Front Grille, New Age Technology Features and Advanced Connectivity options. To heighten the brand’s technology appeal among the youth, features such as Smart Electric Sunroof, Cruise Control, 6-way Power Driver Seats, Smart Key Band and Wireless Phone Charger have been added while to ensure enhanced customer convenience, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Sliding Front Armrest and Driver Seat Height Adjustment are provided as standard. With all the new additions, the New 2018 CRETA provides high value to customers across all trims.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “Since the launch of the first CRETA in 2015, Hyundai has become an established brand in the SUV segment. It is the cornerstone of Hyundai‘s longstanding SUV presence which will impress customers with its premium design, spacious interior and its advanced connected technologies. The benchmark success of CRETA with over 4 Lakh Happy customers globally is a testimony of the customers’ increasing preference towards Hyundai’s Modern Premium products.”

“We are confident, the New 2018 CRETA will create new benchmarks in the SUV segment with its Superior Performance and New Age Technology features while creating Brilliant Ownership experience.” he added.”

Iconic Design with Bold and Sporty Exterior

The front design of the New 2018 CRETA exudes confidence and appeal. Its new Bold Front commands authority and strong stance gives it a robust road presence. Smooth creased hood lines, voluminous bumper and Next- gen imposing Cascade Design Front Grille give an impressive and dynamic look. Finely sculpted aerodynamic outside mirrors are integrated with LED side Indicators brings a sporty and aerodynamic appeal to the side profile.

The Key Exterior Features as follows:

• Bi-functional Projector Headlamps (New)
• LED DRL & Positioning Lamps (New)
• R17 Diamond Cut Alloys accentuates sporty look (New)
• Dual Tone Front & Rear Bumpers (New)
• Bold Front & Rear Skid Plates (New)
• Stylish Split Tail Lamps (New)
• Side Body Cladding
• Shark Fin Antenna (Best in Segment)
• Glossy ‘A’ Pillar

Premium and Hi-tech Interiors

The New 2018 CRETA has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture. Everything about the cabin of the New 2018 CRETA has been designed for utmost comfort and convenience to the driver and to the passenger. The luxurious details such as soft touch paint on crash pad, leatherette finish on the door, steering and seats make for a premium image. The crash pad with its futuristic water flow inspired design and smart ergonomic contours make the cabin environment pleasing and enjoyable.

New 2018 CRETA is also available with New Tangerine Orange Interior Colour pack with Dual Tone Exterior colour options.

The customers will experience the following New Hi-tech & Convenience Features:

• Smart Electric Sunroof (First-in-segment)
• 6-way Power Driver Seats (First -in- Segment)
• Cruise control (New)
• Smart Key with push Button Start
• FATC with Cluster ionizer (Best in Segment)
• Sliding front armrest (Standard)
• Driver seat height adjustment (Standard)
• Rear AC vents
• Rear seats with 60:40 split

Advanced Connectivity

The New 2018 CRETA comes with Next Gen infotainment system for enhanced connectivity and better user interface. The New 17.77 Touchscreen AVN system comes with IPS Display & Capacitive Touch for improved view ability and smoother operation along with smartphone connectivity - Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink , providing seamless integration of App based navigation, streaming audio and smartphone applications.
Taking connectivity to next level, the New 2018 CRETA comes with First in Segment- Smart Key Band which is a new age device with in-built functionality of a smart key and fitness tracker controlled by smartphone application.

AutoLink Connected Car Technology is a dynamic new way to stay connected to your car. The vehicle health check, driving information, road side assistance, driving history, eco driving and vehicle health history, all can be checked with the tap of a finger.

The New 2018 CRETA is equipped with unique First in Segment Wireless Phone Charger for enhanced customer convenience.

New Age technology Features:

• Smart Key band (H-Band) (First in Segment)
• Wireless Phone Charger (First in Segment)
• AutoLink Connected Car Technology (First in Segment)
• iBlue App Audio Control App (New)

Unmatched Safety

In line with Hyundai’s promise of safety, the New 2018 CRETA boasts of a strong body structure, made with Ultra-high Strength Steel (UHSS) and Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). The strong HIVE Body Structure denotes structural strength, stability and connotes sturdiness. The ring shaped frames applied at B-Pillar, C-Pillar and engine bay helps to achieve high body rigidity, improved durability and crash performance. The ring frame structure realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, which contributes to more precise handling while maintaining excellent ride quality.
Six airbags reveal Hyundai's uncompromising approach to safety engineering. Dual front airbags, front seat side- impact and side curtain airbags work together with the seatbelts and the available pre-tensioning system to take the safety of the vehicle to a unparallel level.

Class Leading Safety Features:

• 6 Airbags (Best-in-Segment)
• Dual Airbags with ABS and EBD (Standard)
• High braking efficiency & Effective Braking Control with ESC and VSM
• Hill Assist Control (HAC) for a safe start on an uphill incline without rolling
• Electrochromic Mirror (New)
• Front Seatbelts with Pretensioners (New)
• Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock (Standard)
• Rear parking assist system with rear view camera
• Stating Bending Lights
• Child Seat Anchor (ISOFIX)

Superior Powertrain

Best in class high performance, powerful and refined engine of the New 2018 CRETA makes the drive pleasurable and fun-filled. The 1.6 Petrol generates segment best power of 123 ps while the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine generates segment best power of 128 ps. A more fuel efficient 1.4 Diesel engine with 90 ps is also on offer.
The 6-speed Manual transmission and the 6-Speed Automatic transmission in both petrol and diesel offer a blend of high performance, better fuel efficiency & enhanced driving pleasure. The New 2018 CRETA offers improved fuel efficiency by up to 3% in petrol and up to 4% in diesel engine.
The New 2018 CRETA has class-leading NVH performance by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials, advanced engineering design of engine, transmission and body structural parts thus ensuring quiet cabin. The NVH has been well contained to barely perceptible levels with the use of dash insulators, anti-vibration pads, sound deadener coating on floor, optimized engine mounts, tunnel area rigidity and application of dual sealing structure on doors.

Product Confidence: Customer Delight

Hyundai’s vision to be the Life time partner of its customers is the reason behind Best-in-class warranty of 3 Years Unlimited Kilometres with Road Side Assistance.

Variants & Colours

The New 2018 CRETA is available with 7 Exterior single tone colour options and 2 Dual tone colour options. Additionally, two new colours have been added – Marina Blue and Passion Orange along with new Dual Tone Passion Orange and Black.


Hyundai Motor India renews MoA with Chennai Port Trust

No. 33111 05 2018124 hit

Hyundai Motor India renews MoA with Chennai Port Trust

The new agreement will hold for 10 years

Chennai, 10th May, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the number one exporter since inception, today renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Chennai Port Trust, for 10 years.

The new agreement has been attractively designed both in terms of commercials and facilities offered to make it a winner for both stake holders. Under the new agreement which will be reviewed in the 6th year, Hyundai Motor India will export a minimum of 50,000 cars annually. Some of the other terms of the agreement are 20 days of free storage of cars at the port, priority berthing of vessels and exemption from double berthing charges.

“We decided to renew our contract with Chennai Port trust as the Terms & Conditions and the facilities offered by them suit our requirements the best”, said Mr. Y.K.Koo, MD& CEO, HMIL. “It is from here that we began our export and have been rated as the top exporter of India for 12 long years!, he added.

The Chennai Port is strategically located from HMIL at a distance of just 45 km which helps car carrying trucks and trailers turn around in just 6 hours at night. Also, parking slots which are allotted to HMIL is close and in the vicinity of the berths which reduce the travel time while loading the cars, improves speed and operational efficiency, and a saving in the money spent. The Chennai Port also offer greater flexibility with them and is able to handle more than 1 Ro-Ro car-carrier at any point in time. This is particularly helpful to ease month end pressures. Besides, the port is equipped with a railway line, should HMI choose to transport cars by rail instead of road.

‘HMIL and ChPT have a long association and we are really happy that they have renewed their contract for another 10 years’, said Mr. Raveendran P, IRTS, Chairman, ChPT. ChPT is one of the most modern ports in the country offering a wide range of services suited to the needs of exporters. Our competitive pricing helps exporters keep their overheads low which is a definite advantage in the global market.

The port is committed to a clean environment free from any pollution which is a huge advantage for lifestyle cargo like cars, as there is no fear of contamination.

Hyundai Motor India Registers Cumulative Sales of 59,744 Units

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 -Domestic Sales grew by 4.4% in April’18

New Delhi, May 01, 2018: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and number one exporter since inception registered the domestic sales of 46,735 units and exports of 13,009 units with cumulative sales of 59,744 units for the month of April 2018.

Commenting on the April sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Director - Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, “Hyundai did overall volume growth of 4.4% with a positive start in domestic market with a volume of 46,735 units on the strong performance of Power Brands- GRAND i10, ELITE i20, Next Gen VERNA & CRETA contributing 79% of the total sales volume under the Modern Premium Brand Direction with Best After Sales Service.”  

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