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Hyundai are all set to launch their entry level compact SUV purposefully built to take on the likes of the Renault Kiger, Tata Punch and Nissan Magnite.

The company’s success with the Creta and the Venue gives it the confidence to take on the entry level compact SUV space. The project has been in the works for a while under the former MD Y K Koo and a go-green signal was given to the project before the pandemic disrupted the entire market. The compact SUV will be touted as a Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) and will use the same platform that is shared with Grand i10 Nios and Aura.

The upcoming CUV is likely to get the same 1.2-litre petrol engine used by Grand i10 and Aura, it is also expected to have a CNG variant considering the hike in petrol prices. The design and features will follow suit with that of the siblings in the fleet and that will only add to the value of the car, these may include touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, digital instrument cluster, multiple drive modes and reverse camera to name a few.

Subcompact SUVs are sought after by many customers for simple reasons, you get a bigger looking car for the same value of a sedan. And when it comes to looks, bigger is better is what the Indian market sentiment inclines towards. Considering how the CUV will take on the entry level subcompact SUV space, pricing of the SUV can be expected from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh for the top variant.

 

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