Hyundai's much anticipated sedan Avante was recenlty spotted by one of our close sources during the test rounds in New Delhi. So, its basically one of the new cars by Hyundai which will sit a notch above Hyundai Verna in the D-segment of the car market. The new Hyundai Avante will be a potential threat to the existing competition in the segment comprising of Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla and Skoda Laura.

The new Avante, as per the information received, is slightly larger than Hyundai Verna in terms of size, but to carry the same interiors and majority of the components. Speculations are rife that the new Avante will come affixed with the same 1.6 L engine affixed in Hyundai Verna, however, a more powerful engine cannot be ruled out either. A diesel engine option is something which cannot be ignored to cater to the demands of the Indian consumers, while LPG guise option cannot be dropped out of the equation to gain the market share over its rivals.

Like in any C or D segment car, an onboard car entertainment system is one of the basic essentials to enthral the user. Beige interiors is one of most preferred color schemes of the Indians. Given the larger size of the sedan, the interior layout is expected to be quite spacious to provide maximum comfort for the whole family to go on a long ride. From what is observed, new Hyundai Avante could be one of the 10-15 cars lined-up by Hyundai Motors for the coming five years. Hyundai India had informed earlier that they have a string of launches slated to take place until 2015 as a part of their expansion plans.

So, probably up next is the Hyundai i45 launch after new Avante in tandem with Hyundai India Chief HW Park’s prediction last year. To gear up to the speculated car industry growth of 10-15% in coming few years, Ford India, General Motors, Honda Motors and Toyota India have many new car launches scheduled in the next 4-5 years. Ford India is expected to introduce a new C-platform car, Focus in India, while Honda India has the revamped versions of Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda CR-V coming up in the next one year. General Motors is rumoured to launch the Chevrolet Cruze facelift and Skoda India has plans to launch Skoda Laura facelift by 2013.

Hyundai Avante

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