Hyundai India had a successful 2014, and, obviously, hopes to keep that momentum going in 2015 with the launch of a few all-new products and facelifts. The first product to be rolled out by the Korean carmaker in India will be the updated Verna in mid-February. It will be followed by the launch of two all-new products - the i20 Cross and the ix25 compact SUV - here. While the i20 Cross is expected to be launched in April, the ix25 will arrive in the second half of 2015.
Talking about the i20 Cross, it is based on the new-gen i20 and gets additional plastic body cladding, new bumper, grille, roof rails and skid guards. The crossover version of the hatch will also get an increased ground clearance along with a new set of alloy wheels. All the aforementioned updates help the crossover look quite different from the hatchback model. That said, both the vehicles might share engine options and features.
The crossover's cabin too will go through significant updates, giving it a sportier appeal than the hatchback. Expected to cost about Rs 50,000 - 80,000 more than the hatchback, the i20 Cross will take on the likes of Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross, VW Cross Polo and the upcoming SX4 S-Cross.