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Old 1st March 2010, 09:15   #121
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Hyundai i30 is under active consideration and Hyundai Motors India is doing feasibility studies to determine its potential in the country, as it was initially build for European market and will launch Hyundai i30 & Avante in India soon. Hyundai i30 is a premium 5-door luxury hatchback model
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Old 1st March 2010, 11:24   #122
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No launch from Hyundai in 2010 except the I10 facelift in Q4.

Upcoming launches in 2011:

Sonata YF with Hyundai's new fluidic sculpture design language:
  • 2.4 GDI petrol, 198 bhp
  • 2.0 R Diesel, 160-170 odd bhp
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New Verna RB with Hyundai's new fluidic sculpture design language:
  • 1.6 GDI petrol expected along with new R crdi 1.5.
  • late 2011 launch
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Also, a new 800 cc car will come in Q1 2011, slotted below the santro, with world premiere in India.

As far as avante/elantra is concerned, the current one sold will not make it as a new one is under works with same with Hyundai's new fluidic sculpture design language and is expected in Korea this fall.

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Besides, Hyundai doesn't seem interested in selling cars in premium midsize segments.
The YF sonata will be launched as I 45 in Australia and it makes sense to launch it with the same moniker if it has to suceed.

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the new generation sonata if launched and priced properly in India would be a big hit for sure.
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The previous gen Sonata never succeeded because Hyundai positioned it as an alternative to Accord and Camry, which although similar in size are a segment above the Sonata. Hyundai should have priced it on par with the Civic/Corolla and then it would have made more sense as a VFM purchase. This is exactly what they do in the middle-eastern market.
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Hyundai i30 will be a premium hatch and surely will cost close to the 10L margin, if not more. It MAY have the same fate as the SRV. As far the Sonata, it was a failure in the past. Even with revised pricing, it may not dislodge Civic, Corolla or Laura from the leader board. But the new Sonata sure does look curvy and deserves to succeed!
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I do not think its prudent for hyundai to take focus off whats selling very well and bring in another car in the same segment(hatchback) They have a decent offering for the entry and premium hatch backs and looking at the new offerings i do not see them getting dislodged from the high position on sales charts soon. i-10 and i20 will sell more than expected for a while.
They MUST however focus on the sedan, where they need to bring something that can seriously challenge the SX4 and get them ahead of Ford there.
I do not know what benefit are they getting any more by keeping the Accent still in the line of offerings. Getz is anyways announced to be on its way out
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As per this website Hyundai i30 Asta, Hyundai i30 Asta Review, Hyundai i30 Asta Price, Hyundai i30 Asta India, Finance Hyundai i30 Asta Cars India, Comparison, Images, Models | MaxAbout.com i30 is priced at 8L ex-showroom price Mumbai and has Asta and magna as variations and expected to be launched in mid 2010.
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As per this website Hyundai i30 Asta, Hyundai i30 Asta Review, Hyundai i30 Asta Price, Hyundai i30 Asta India, Finance Hyundai i30 Asta Cars India, Comparison, Images, Models | MaxAbout.com i30 is priced at 8L ex-showroom price Mumbai and has Asta and magna as variations and expected to be launched in mid 2010.
Hyundai is known to venture out first into a new segment and set benchmarks for others, they did it with the getz, i-10 and i-20, will not be surprised if they actually venture out with a 9 lacs premium hatch, not sure if this time it will work like it has done so far!!!
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Hyundai is known to venture out first into a new segment and set benchmarks for others, they did it with the getz, i-10 and i-20, will not be surprised if they actually venture out with a 9 lacs premium hatch, not sure if this time it will work like it has done so far!!!
You never know what is about to be unleashed. When i10 came to the market people started talking of i20 and then it changed the whole design and launched into market and now people are talking of i30,i45 etc etc. So who knows now also they might come out with an interesting thing. Only time will tell.
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There's a deeply ingrained mentality in the general public that a sedan is by default better than a hatch; case in point is the Swift Dzire which is possibly the most hideous design(and/or package) on our roads, yet manages to do amazing numbers. This sort of thinking has just started to turn around with premium hatches like the Jazz & i20.
All things done & dusted, i don't think there're enough people out there who would pay close to 10L for a hatch when they have so many great sedans to choose from. The cost of the Diesel i20 Asta easily crosses the 8L mark. Consider a starting price of 7.5-8L for the i30 Magna which wouldn't have half the bells & whistles of an i20 Asta selling at a lower price point. Would the added space, different design be enough to make customers shell out the extra money?

And with Hyundai's portfolio already loaded with the Santro, i10, i20 in every segment & with a new 800cc hatch to come soon, how would they be able to restructure the line-up price-wise to make sure the i30 falls under 7.5L? Hyundai should concentrate on completing its lineup by means of a new cars in the C & D segments. The Verna needs an overhaul & the accent is far too old. They should bring in a killer sedan in the 8L+ bracket
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^^+1, But as per auto expo 2010 all companies are gearing for superb sedans and all the prices would be very competitive. So hyundai if planning to bring this i30 to the market then have to play a big game IMO
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There's a deeply ingrained mentality in the general public that a sedan is by default better than a hatch; case in point is the Swift Dzire which is possibly the most hideous design(and/or package) on our roads, yet manages to do amazing numbers. This sort of thinking has just started to turn around with premium hatches like the Jazz & i20.
All things done & dusted, i don't think there're enough people out there who would pay close to 10L for a hatch when they have so many great sedans to choose from. The cost of the Diesel i20 Asta easily crosses the 8L mark. Consider a starting price of 7.5-8L for the i30 Magna which wouldn't have half the bells & whistles of an i20 Asta selling at a lower price point. Would the added space, different design be enough to make customers shell out the extra money?

And with Hyundai's portfolio already loaded with the Santro, i10, i20 in every segment & with a new 800cc hatch to come soon, how would they be able to restructure the line-up price-wise to make sure the i30 falls under 7.5L? Hyundai should concentrate on completing its lineup by means of a new cars in the C & D segments. The Verna needs an overhaul & the accent is far too old. They should bring in a killer sedan in the 8L+ bracket
Totally agree, also it has to do with one factor. Families are big here and lots of occasions to dump 5 with luggage in the car where the boot does come handy. hatch backs are more for only in city use and for a family which is mom,dad 2 kids and maybe the occasional grand parents. Added to that the "status" of being in a "big car"
The last statement is what hyundai needs to focus on, in fact ANY manufacturer should look at
Sedan with the drive comfort and handling of Fiesta, looks of the Linea and the reliable build, finish + refined engine of the Verna and yes the Sales and Support of the SX4- deadly combo and a 100% hit- WISH!!!
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Today I went to a pune Hyundai dealership for an automatic option car and they said they are not taking any automatic option as the production line are all busy with i30. Dont know how correct it is, but this was told to me at the dealership.

Is there a Diwali launch planned
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Old 22nd September 2010, 19:42   #134
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I think he meant the i20 not the i30.Sidindica has just revealed that the next launch wont be the i30 but a verna successor called "solaris" abroad.

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I also dont think i30 will be launched in India. Also, they have given the i20 interior lighting in lieu with i30
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