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Old 4th February 2016, 16:14   #31
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Since when has the Baleno and i20 been considered as a Premium Hatchback.
IMO, we don't have any appropriately priced premium hatch backs in India and neither the market for it. People who have the money would go for either Mercedes or Volvo and others would like a bigger car for the 12-18L that a premium hatchback like this should cost.
What will you call Baleno and Elite i20 then? Premium doesn't means it has to cost 20 lakhs. I am comparing with respect to Indian car market. You can't compare the premiumness of Indian market with maybe the U.S. market. We can call VW Beetle or MiniCooper as premium hatchbacks, but how many units do they sell in a month, 10-20 maybe. Everybody mentions Baleno and i20 as premium as they are the mainstream hatchbacks which sell well and are priced at a premium. Hope this clarifies.
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What will you call Baleno and Elite i20 then? Premium doesn't means it has to cost 20 lakhs. I am comparing with respect to Indian car market.
Correctly said. From Indian market perspective, Baleno, Elite i20, Jazz, Polo can be considered as Premium Hatchback segment which was un-thinkable some time back - spending more than 6L on a hatchback seemed foolish. But now the Indian market has matured and has accepted the Premium hatchback segment which was started by i20. Likewise, I hope i30 will start another Super Premium hatchback segment some years down the line.
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What will you call Baleno and Elite i20 then? Premium doesn't means it has to cost 20 lakhs. I am comparing with respect to Indian car market. You can't compare the premiumness of Indian market with maybe the U.S. market. We can call VW Beetle or MiniCooper as premium hatchbacks, but how many units do they sell in a month, 10-20 maybe. Everybody mentions Baleno and i20 as premium as they are the mainstream hatchbacks which sell well and are priced at a premium. Hope this clarifies.
Like I said above we don't have any appropriately priced premium hatchback in India.
A premium hatchback is one which has a proper roomy cabin with all the necessary luxury features. The cars you have mentioned are just hatchbacks IMO.
In your first line you say Premium doesn't mean it has to cost 20L and in the last line you say that Baleno and i20 are mainstream hatchbacks which sell at a premium. So despite saying that price shouldn't be a factor, you conclude that these cars are considered premium because they sell at a higher price. So basically you end up contradicting your own statement

For me price is not a factor which determines whether a car is premium. There should be enough room that passengers don't feel cramped and it should have decent enough feature set to be called a premium hatchback
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I didn't see the Santa FE anywhere, something cooking?

Tuscon didn't have any AWD/4WD badge If it has the GC rivaling the Duster/Terrano, it is going to be a lot more practical to use.
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Just when one was thinking that its all as usual at Hyundai, it must be a India first to debut their flagship Genesis in a crushed state! Not sure if it was such a great idea afterall but anyways its their way of registering the brand in the minds of public it seems!

Otherwise Tuscon should do well given the conservative fluidic design and i30 may have a niche in the ultra premium hatch (if such a segment exists)
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I am a serious buyer for Tuscon, and believe they have a world class design . Price range for this should be under 17 lks assuming it will be stripped version from its European variants.
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I am a serious buyer for Tuscon, and believe they have a world class design . Price range for this should be under 17 lks assuming it will be stripped version from its European variants.
How is that possible? When Creta sells at the same price and that too with a 1.6L diesel? Pricing should be bang in the middle of Creta and Santa-Fe. Expect it more like 22-25L OTR.
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There were several reports indicating that the new Elantra was supposed to be displayed/launched at the Auto Expo. Did not see any reference to it anywhere.

Any updates on that?
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How is that possible? When Creta sells at the same price and that too with a 1.6L diesel? Pricing should be bang in the middle of Creta and Santa-Fe. Expect it more like 22-25L OTR.
I meant 16.99 lks ex showroom Delhi for lowest variant .

It will be a great value, assuming creta is over priced.
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I meant 16.99 lks ex showroom Delhi for lowest variant
I want it to be priced that way too! Even I would be seriously be interested. But they also need to price it above the Elantra which has a 1.6L diesel. And hence I highly doubt if it would be just around Creta pricing. But all said and done, its a speculation. On an high level, as per my assessment, the mid to top end would be some where 23-25 range.
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Pleasant surprise.

i30 has been displayed not just for eye candy, it is getting launched this year with a sub 10L price tag.

http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...m_content=news

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So things are moving to create a big hatch segment. The S Cross and now the I30. The +4 meter excise tax really restricted the interior space on almost call our hatches and the so called mini SUVs. Both Maruti and Hyundai look to be trying to break the norm and give quality products in the hatch segment hopping that the customer will in the end pay a little more for a quality product. Clap.
The I30 with a wheel base just around 50mm shorter than the New Elantra ,is sure to be one spacious hatch. The Jewel will obviously be the the extremely refined 1.6 CRDI, coupled with Hyundai's long equipment list should tick all the right boxes and open this segment up

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Visited the impressive Hyundai Stall @ the Auto Expo 2016. Sharing some random pictures :

Well split open :
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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid :
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For that Adrenaline :

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Some Real Time Gaming :

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GENESIS :

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i30s land for R&D purposes?

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List of currently offered engines in i30:

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Why do I say i30?

- Import shows a car equipped with 2.0 liter petrol engine.
- Currently, None of the Hyundai cars in India has 2.0 liter petrol option.
- Hyundai lists 2.0 liter petrol engine option in international i30 offerings.
- Hyundai India's next big offering is supposed to be i30.
- Powerful engine to differentiate from Polos, Puntos.

Source and Source

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Hyundai to introduce 8 new products in India by 2020 -would introduce new technologies in domestic market such as "mild" and "full" hybrid, "automatic manual transmission" and "turbo gasoline engine.

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will expand and strengthen our product line with eight new launches equipped with new technologies out of which, three will be new segment products and five will be full model change, apart from regular product enhancements and facelifts

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