Hyundai Ai3 Micro SUV Leaks Proper Forward Of Auto Expo 2023

(Final Up to date On: December 23, 2022)

Key Highlights

  • New Hyundai micro SUV will sit under Venue
  • Will include 1.2-litre petrol engine
  • Anticipated to get a sunroof

To be able to compete with autos just like the Tata Punch and Citroen C3, Hyundai is bringing its personal brand-new compact SUV. The upcoming Hyundai micro SUV has been noticed for the primary time in Korea. As per the rumors, it may be a prototype that was made in India and despatched to the Korean headquarters of Hyundai for testing. The Grand i10’s SUV alternative could possibly be this thriller SUV noticed in Korea and could possibly be the Hyundai’s first smallest SUV in India. Internally often called the Hyundai Ai3, this upcoming micro SUV has already acquired the inexperienced mild for manufacturing proper earlier than the COVID-19 epidemic broke out and will now lastly be showcased on the Auto Expo 2023.

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What Can We Anticipate 

A sneak peek  of the Hyundai Ai3 check mule reveals quite a few design modifications. First off, the entrance look seems to be fully totally different from the usual Grand i10 and extra akin to an SUV. The split-headlight design for the micro-SUV options LED daytime operating lamps on the prime and a sq., Venue-like headlamp under. Daytime operating lamps for the upcoming Santa Fe SUV have a “H” format. The identical appears to be have been borrowed for the Ai3 micro SUV. This could possibly be Hyundai’s new  LED DRL design which may be used for different upcoming fashions too. .

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On the perimeters, the entrance fenders and entrance door resemble these of the Casper (principal SUV mannequin introduced in Korea), whereas the rear door seems to be a little bit longer, and the door deal with is situated the place it often is somewhat than on the pillar as on the Casper. In The micro SUV’s characteristic a particular and barely extra angular formed headlamps. The rear bumper will most likely have a brand new look as nicely.

Platform And Dimensions 

The Grand i10 Nios and the Aura compact sedan share the identical platform as this new Hyundai micro-SUV. Whereas this new SUV has many acquainted traits with the Casper (supplied overseas), it additionally apparently packs a number of distinctive options. First, the measurements. The Hyundai Ai3 tiny SUV will measure about 3.8 meters in size, making it barely lengthy than the Casper, which is 3.6 meters lengthy. Moreover, the Ai3 is anticipated to have a barely longer wheelbase than the Casper, at 2,450mm versus 2,400mm, which can assist release extra passenger area.

Positioning And Powertrain Choices 

As it can sit between the Grand i10 and the Venue, Hyundai might resolve to rearrange the lineups of these two autos to make room for the brand new micro-SUV. The Venue, Grand i10, and Aura are prone to share a 1.2-liter petrol engine with the Ai3 micro SUV by way of powertrain choices, though a choice on a CNG variant has not but been made. This SUV gained’t have a diesel engine choice.

Launch And Worth 

In India, the Hyundai Ai3 may debut in 2023. It’s anticipated to value roughly within the vary of Rs 5.5 lakhs. Like most main rivals, Hyundai will work to strike the best stability between value and have record.

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