Hyundai BA hatchback India launch in September 2013

Positioned between Hyundai i10 and i20, will be the new B Segment hatchback from Hyundai. Codenamed BA as of now, this new small is currently in the final stages of development. To be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engines, we have learnt that the car will be launched in September 2013, just before the Diwali season commences.

hyundai diesel carHyundai hopes that their new BA hatchback will slot perfectly into the Indian auto industry, especially since both the i10 and i20 hatchbacks have met with resounding success. The upcoming model is believed to get a 1.1 liter turbo diesel engine with peak output of 75 bhp and peak torque of around 150 Nm. Petrol variant will receive the same a 1.2 liter Kappa2 engine which is also seen in the i20.

Spotted a number of times on test in the past few months, it is evident that interiors could receive a dual color theme for dashboard along with dash mounted gear levers. The car will also get a large display on its center console and an infotainment system to compete with others in its class. (Image credit: Team-BHP).