2021 Hyundai Tucson redesign teased ahead of Sept. 14 debut
2021 Hyundai Tucson redesign teased ahead of Sept. 14 debut
2nd September 2020
"Tucson’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ exterior design theme features bold, angular surfaces and cutting-edge illumination."
Hyundai Motor Company today revealed the first images of its all-new Tucson. New design highlights include the latest evolution of Hyundai’s signature headlamp architecture called ‘Parametric Hidden Lights’ and a dual-cockpit layout that offers personalized space intuitively optimized for high-tech user experience. The images hint at innovative features befitting Tucson’s signature boldness and pioneering spirit.
For its fourth generation, Hyundai took the all-new Tucson to the next level of automotive design, making it the first C-SUV in its class to be available in two different dimensions, while sharing the same name.
The all-new Tucson’s advanced exterior styling expresses what Hyundai designers call ‘Parametric Dynamics’ with kinetic jewel-like surface details that will have people doing a double-take. Parametric Hidden Lights provide a strong first impression. These signature DRLs (daytime running lights) are seamlessly integrated into the jewel-like grille, only revealed when turned on.
Overall, the new Tucson’s body is bigger and wider than previous-generation models, offering a long hood and short overhangs on a stretched wheelbase that gives it a slinky coupé-like character. From the side, angular body panels offer yet another interpretation of parametric design.
Chiseled surfaces create a striking contrast between sleek silhouette and masculine wedge, suggesting forward motion even when standing still. Taut athletic shapes seamlessly merge into angular wheel arches where alloy wheels provide a powerful and dynamic stance.
Tucson’s spacious interior, or INTERSPACE, is like entering a neatly organized room where everyday concerns disappear, not unlike the feeling of a modern boutique hotel where your comfort and convenience are the utmost priority. In the new Tucson, space, technology and information intersect harmoniously.
The all-new 2021 Hyundai Tucson will make its world premiere via an online live stream on Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. PT
"The second-generation Hyundai Creta is going on sale today 21 Sept 2020 in Nepal and it is sure to be a tough competition in the mid-size SUV segment."
The second-generation Hyundai Creta BS-6 has unveiled today, in Nepal and it is sure to be a tough competition in the mid-size SUV segment which is currently being ruled by SUVs such as Kia Seltos, Ford Ecosport, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The SUV follows the standard of BS-VI emission norms.
Laxmi InterContinental Pvt. Ltd. the authorized distributor of the widely popular Hyundai vehicles, has unveiled the most awaited Ultimate SUV, The All-New Hyundai Creta in Nepal. The launch was conducted through a virtual webcast done from the digital platforms of Hyundai Nepal i.e. official Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube page.
Speaking about the All-new Hyundai Creta, Mr. Rupesh Sharma Bhatta, GM, Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd. stated, “Over the years, Hyundai CRETA has set new benchmarks, becoming an Iconic Brand name among Nepalese consumers and building a strong legacy with over 5000+ Happy Customers across Nepal. It is time for the CRETA to set new standards once again. We are confident that All-New CRETA – The Ultimate SUV will captivate consumer interest and cater to the Ultimate Aspirations of the new age customer.”
With Hyundai's Global Design language - 'Sensuous Sportiness', the Front of the SUV is characterized by the 3-dimensional Cascading Grille with muscle like vertical and horizontal patterns and sculpted bumper with skid plates. Flared wheel arches coupled with thoughtfully crafted crease lines on the bonnet add to the imposing stance of All-New CRETA. Uniquely separated boomerang-shaped LED DRLs along with LED Head Lamps and smartly positioned fog lamps along with Welcome Function with Auto Unfold ORVM’s & Puddle Lamps which gives the SUV a futuristic look.
Inside, the new Creta gets an all-new two-tone Black & Greige interior with a 26.03cm HD Infotainment system, Leather-wrapped steering with mounted controls, 17.78cm digital instrument cluster, Auto Healthy Air Purifier, and Smoothing Blue Ambient Lighting. In terms of Safety, The All-New Creta has a strong body structure with AHSS, and the vehicle loaded with various safety features such as Front Dual Airbags, Driver Rear View Monitor, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Rear Parking Sensors with Camera.
2020 Hyundai Creta Variants and Specification
The second-generation Hyundai Creta five-seater will come in three variants: a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated MPi petrol, a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel, and a 1.4-liter turbo GDi petrol. The 1.5-liter petrol provides 115 PS power and 142 Nm torque, whereas the 1.5-liter diesel engine offers 115 PS power and 250 Nm torque. The more powerful turbo petrol provides 140 PS power and 242 Nm torque.
Hyundai Creta 2020 Colours
The Hyundai Creta 2020 will be sold in the following color options – Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Phantom Black, Lava Orange, Titan Grey, Deep Forest (Turbo Only), Galaxy Blue, Red Mulberry, Polar White with Phantom Black (Dual-Tone), and Lava Orange with Phantom Black (Dual-Tone).
Hyundai Creta 2020 Price in Nepal
The All-New Creta is available in various engine options that are 1.5-liter Petrol and 1.5-liter VGT Diesel. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual that will be standard across the range, along with an optional torque convertor for the 1.5 diesel engine, and the iVT automatic for the 1.5 petrol motor. The new generation Creta will be offered in a total of 6 variants.
The price of the new Creta in Nepal are as follows:
Hyundai exec: Online sales will help with virus resurgence
12th July 2020
"Q: What has it been like managing through the coronavirus pandemic and how has Hyundai weathered it?"
The past five years have been rough for Hyundai in the U.S. as it scrambled to catch up with a massive shift in consumer preferences from cars to trucks and SUVs.
The South Korean auto company ran through multiple leaders as it added utility vehicles to a car-heavy lineup, but sales fell after peaking in 2016.
Early last year, Jose Munoz left Nissan to become the latest CEO of Hyundai’s operations in the Americas. Sales rose in 2019 as the new SUVs took hold. Then the coronavirus hit.
Munoz spoke to The Associated Press about Hyundai, the pandemic and the future of the auto business. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.
Q: What has it been like managing through the pandemic and how has Hyundai weathered it?
A: One thing I’ve learned is the better you are doing in your business before you get into trouble, the better you’re going to navigate. We were doing really, really well in the market the last few months, last year and January and February. And this put us in a very good place to navigate. We immediately created a crisis team. We took advantage of the great know how of our headquarters. South Korea has been probably the country which managed best. Then we launched a number of actions, the Hyundai Assurance job loss protection program. We also implemented an extended warranty.
Q: The number of cases is growing, especially in Southern and Western states. Are you worried that we might have to go back to restrictions?
A: Nobody wants to go through that. That would mean monitoring every single day. We worked very diligently to ensure that dealers were in a position to sell digitally. If this situation gets back to what it was, and then we need to shut down the dealers, we will continue to operate with digital procedures.
Q: There has been talk about a government stimulus to spur auto sales, which are down from last year. Is that needed?
A: I’ve always thought that the automotive industry is the engine of the economy, considering that in America there are about 10 million jobs which depend on this industry. There are many, many parts suppliers who depend on the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Not to mention the dealers. Some companies had to lay off, some did employee furloughs. We kept them all, maintained all their benefits. So I strongly believe that this stimulus plan will be the right thing to do for the country. It would secure a lot of jobs, and you would create a positive action by consumers.
Q: Would the stimulus be a government incentive to buy a vehicle?
A: I think the OEMs should have skin in the game, and then also participate probably equally. Then you can make some elements for the vehicles to qualify. It may be made in America, or fulfilling certain environmental requirements. I think there are many ways to make it work.
Q: Hyundai has invested a lot in hybrid and electric technology without a lot of returns yet. Why keep doing that?
A: Our company is really very much committed to the future of mobility and to the green and newest technologies.
Q: Do you see a time when everyone will be driving electric vehicles?
A: I think all of the studies that have been made in the past have missed the time. And what we have seen is that that optimism hasn’t happened. There is no doubt about it that the technology is becoming more and more popular, more utilized. So the ranges are longer, the costs are getting lower. I don’t see it immediately on a very short-term or mid-term that the EV is going to be the dominant player in our market. Yet we’re going to continue to see an increase, which is going to be different by state. When you live in California you see a much higher share of users which are utilizing the EVs, the plug-in hybrids, the hybrids and even the hydrogen powered vehicles. So is there is there going to be a time? Nobody knows exactly but it is growing for sure.
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Hyundai Kona compact SUV Facelift Teased
26th August 2020
"Hyundai launched Kona in Nepal before it did so in Australia and the US."
The Hyundai Kona compact SUV is part of the brand’s global model lineup, positioned above the Venue and offered in select parts of the world like Europe and North America. Hyundai has now teased the facelifted version of the Kona along with its new sportier N-Line variant. The current model is the first-gen Kona and was revealed in 2017.
The new Kona’s front end design is inspired by sharks with sharp design lines. It has a split-headlamp design with bumper-mounted LED headlamps that look like a shark’s gills. The LED daytime running lights are still a sleek design along the bonnet line but look more sculpted than before.
Hyundai has also teased the new N-Line variant of the Kona which has a sportier front end. It features a wider grille and low-set air intake with fin-like design elements on each end. The facelifted Kona Electric is expected to get similar styling updates as the standard SUV but with a different grille that would be better suited for an EV.
Hyundai launched Kona in Nepal before it did so in Australia and the US. The Korean car-maker listed Nepal as a top priority market in the Asia- Pacific because of tax breaks for electric vehicles till FY 2019/20 (2076/77).