Hyundai plans Ai3 compact SUV to rival Tata Punch
The Ai3 will be Hyundai’s entry-level SUV model that will be positioned below the Venue.
According to a media report, Hyundai plans to enter the entry-level sub-4 metre SUV segment to compete with models like the Tata Punch.
The report states that Hyundai has internally approved funding for the new model (codenamed: Ai3). While details about the new ‘CUV’ are scarce, it is likely to arrive in 2023.
Now, Hyundai had revealed the Casper micro-SUV for the global markets in 2021. If we were to speculate, the Ai3 could be a heavily localized version of the Casper.
The Casper is designed to comply with the Gyeoncha (light car) regulations in the South Korean market. It is offered with two petrol engine options. These include an 85 BHP 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a more powerful 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit churning out 99 BHP.
Source: ET Auto
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