Hyundai’s Maruti XA Alpha and EcoSport rivaling compact SUV rendered
Hyundai’s upcoming compact SUV, which will compete with the likes of Maruti XA Alpha and Ford EcoSport, has been rendered once again. The new compact SUV is expected to hit markets by 2015. Codenamed GC as of now, this new Hyundai car is expected to be launched by 2015.
Hyundai will pay greater attention to details specially suited for Indian market conditions while the SUV is likely to receive turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. A long list of alluring equipment and attractive features are also expected. The compact SUV segment has been seeing increased demand in India. Buyers are no longer contented with just a hatchback or a sedan and prefer the brawnier SUV due to its offroading facilities and better driving dynamics.
Renault was the first to capture this segment with their Duster while the EcoSport has also received overwhelming response since launch. Maruti is scheduled to launch their version of the same called XA Alpha (shown at 2012 Delhi Auto Expo), while Honda too is working on a Jazz based compact SUV. It seems that the competition in this segment will be fierce within two years. Suzuki is expected to reveal the next stage of development (of XA Alpha), at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this week, named iV-4 Concept.