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Hyundai Introduces i20 WRC Application VR+

No. 15306 07 20153 hit

• Virtual Reality App ‘HYUNDAI VR+’ to be available on all smartphones
• Experience the thrill of being a co-driver in the Hyundai i20 WRC

With the launch of virtual reality application- VR+, Hyundai Motor is offering smartphone users the chance to experience the speed and excitement of being a part of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. HYUNDAI VR+ has been developed to provide realistic driving experiences for the fans of motor sports by regularly updating World Rally Championship (WRC) races held in 13 countries each year.

The free-to-download application, available on Apple App store or Google Play, offers smartphone users an immersive insight into the world of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. Features include a Virtual Reality (VR+) or 360-degree panoramic view play function from the co-driver seat of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team driver. This application can be best enjoyed using a Google cardboard or any commercial VR dive device in the market. User can also get access to Hyundai Motorsport website and ensures users remain up-to-date with the latest developments, news and YouTube videos from the Hyundai Motorsport team as they embark on a second season in WRC.

Key Functions of i20 WRC application VR+:

- VR(Cardboard) functionality
- 360 degrees panoramic view
- Hyundai Motorsport images
- 3D games
- Facebook integration within game

The i20 WRC application VR+ supports 5 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean




The World Rally Championship is the pinnacle of motor sports and showcases the cutting edge technology of Hyundai for its cars. Hyundai has deployed the experience of WRC in making i20 to offer driving pleasure with great ride and handling. Hyundai’s rally-ready i20 model highlights the brand’s dynamism and performance pedigree.

WRC is one of the world’s toughest motorsport series, and the vehicle has been engineered to overcome the extreme terrains and weather conditions that competitors face. Hyundai’s long-term goal was to set up an in-house WRC team in Europe and develop a performance rally car, resulting in the WRC i20’s debut in Paris. The World Rally Championship is recognized as one of the most dramatic sporting series on Earth. It’s a spectacle filled with excitement and dynamism - the perfect embodiment of the Hyundai brand.

The WRC also offers the most technologically diverse challenge for an automotive manufacturer. Our participation will demonstrate Hyundai’s engineering excellence and durability, and will also help to enhance our road-going vehicles in future. With the rally-ready i20, we are prepared to take on the most technologically diverse challenge for an automotive manufacturer, proving our engineering excellence and helping to inspire future road-going models



Hyundai domestic sales up by 8.3%

No. 15201 07 201538 hit

New Delhi, July 01, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter registered the domestic sales of 36,300 units and exports of 15,762 units with cumulative sales of 52,062 units for the month of June 2015.

Commenting on the June sales Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP- Sales and Marketing, HMIL said, "In a market bearing low traction consistent demand of Elite i20, Grand, Xcent- Hyundai volume grew by 8.3% and with the upcoming launch of Global SUV Creta, we are confident of sustained growth."


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Hyundai Showcases the Global SUV- CRETA

No. 15127 06 2015121 hit

• Strong structural strength with adoption of Hive body structure
• Stable & confident ride & handling for ultimate driving experience
• Powerful engine options with first in segment Diesel Automatic Transmission

Chennai, 27 June 2015- Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter today, unveiled India’s most awaited stylish, powerful and dynamic SUV - ‘CRETA’.

The CRETA marks Hyundai’s entry in growing SUV segment with strong product offering boosting Hyundai’s product line up to a robust 10 product portfolio. Hyundai is set to redefine the SUV segment with its globally acclaimed & much appreciated “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design, superior driving dynamics, high end safety features along with robust body structure, multiple powertrain options & engineering excellence that has gone into making of CRETA.

Speaking at the showcase of CRETA, Mr. BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The CRETA is the most awaited and aspirational SUV of the year and would be a revolutionary product in the Hyundai portfolio. The global SUV CRETA will herald a new chapter in Hyundai Motor India’s success story and will set a new benchmark in the SUV segment of India with unmatched capabilities. With Hyundai’s strong vision for India, we will strengthen our commitment to the Indian market with the launch of CRETA.”

The ‘CRETA’ Perfect


The body shell of CRETA has been designed and developed with advanced engineering techniques and usage of high quality material like ultra-high tensile steel so as to ensure best in class body rigidity, structural strength and crash performance.

The ‘ Hive Structure’ of CRETA offers a robust yet lightweight body structure with strong dynamics and enhanced safety. The body shell of CRETA scores high on overall strength and rigidity and is set to be a new benchmark for this segment.


The CRETA features a revolutionary ultra-high tensile steel body structure that enables the SUV to significantly enhance both performance and efficiency. The robust SUV benefits protection in all directions from the “Ring-Shaped Frames”. Each pillar, including the centre pillar, body side frames and bottom are positioned in a ring-like layout, all connected to form a protective shell. The ring-structure frame design realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, which contributes to more precise handling while maintaining excellent ride quality. This enhances safety and protection by adding strength, rigidity and durability.

The CRETA has outstanding NVH characteristics by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials and improved engineering design of engine, transmission and body structural parts. Multiple measures have been taken to contain NVH to barely perceptible trace levels like higher thickness of dash panel, anti-vibration pads on floor panel, optimization of central floor tunnel area rigidity etc.

“Hive Structure” benefits & Highlights:
• High Body rigidity with ring structure design for enhanced structural safety, improved durability , ride & handling and improved crash performance
• Enhanced body endurance & crash performance comprising high proportion of Advanced High Strength steel (AHSS) & Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS)
• Reinforced roof structure with multiple cross members for enhanced strength and more loading capacity
• Improved crash performance both frontal & side with addition of dash cross member, use of larger diameter weld joints & use of reinforced side members having tailor welded beams (TWB) on door panels
• Front end bolted type modular structure to reduce the maintenance cost
• Low NVH with detail optimization of dash panel, center floor tunnel, anti-vibration pads and dash insulators.

Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design

CRETA design follows a premium look, based on Hyundai Motor's evolved design philosophy. Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy carries forward the highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme in a more refined manner thus lending a Modern & Premium touch.

It stands for futuristic and unique design expression, yet it remains uncompromised on comfort and strength. An SUV with a unique and innovative form, CRETA represents a complete package of style and performance.

Hyundai’s signature ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy:

Each Hyundai vehicle has its own design theme that projects specific product design under the umbrella of Fluidic Sculpture

  ·          Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 captures 3 main design elements :

Ø   Fluid aesthetics, the modern Hyundai look, and a premium ambiance

  ·          Refined Fluidic design focuses on :

Ø   A modern Hyundai look with a singular hexagonal grille

Ø   Easy-to-understand and pleasant design and

Ø   Sharper focus on materials and finishing of the car

  ·          The “Fluidic” element is meant to evoke the organic flow of design found in nature

  ·          The second element, “Sculpture” points out at the fact that Hyundai vehicles are much more than just sheet metal

Ø   They are artfully designed, exquisitely crafted pieces of sculpture

  ·          Hyundai is continuously working towards strengthening its design fundamentals to ensure long- term competitiveness.


Engine and Transmission

CRETA is equipped with the most powerful yet efficient powertrain and is available with a choice of petrol 1.6 Dual VTVT and U2 1.4 CRDi & U2 1.6 CRDi VGT diesel engines. The engines have been tuned for best performance and high fuel efficiency.

The 6 speed Manual and Automatic transmission (in 1.6 CRDi VGT) offer the customers blend of high performance & enhanced driving pleasure.
• The powerful 1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT petrol engine offers 123 PS power with high fuel efficiency
• 1.6 CRDi VGT (MT/AT) Diesel engine offers the best in class power of 128 PS
• The Automatic Transmission with 1.6 CRDi VGT is a first- in segment diesel AT offering and would redefine SUV driving experience for the Indian customer

Features –

• Projector headlamps w/LED Positioning lamp
• 17” Diamond Cut Alloys
• 7” AVN with 6 speakers
• Smart key w/ Push button Start
• 6 Airbags (includes Sides & Curtains)






·         17”Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels*

·         Projector Headlamps

·         LED Positioning lamps

·         Static  bending

·         Leather seats

·         Shark fin antenna*



·         Audio Video Navigation system

·         5” touchscreen audio system

·         Supervision Cluster

·         Smart key w/ Push button start




·         FATC w/ Cluster ionizer

·         Electric  folding ORVM*

·         Rear AC vents

·         Steering mounted controls

·         1 GB internal memory*




·         Dual Airbags

·         Side & Curtain Airbags*

·         ABS

·         Reverse Parking Camera*

·         ESC

·         VSM

·         HAC


*Best in-class features




Hyundai Elite i20 “Super Performer Brand” Achieves 1 lac milestone in 11 months

No. 15022 06 201589 hit

- Indian Car of the Year 2015: Elite i20 is the finest expression of “New Age Hyundai”-

- Established Strong Connect and became Preferred Choice of Indian Youth for premium Hatchback-

New Delhi, 22, June 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium vehicle manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, has achieved yet another milestone for the Elite i20 cumulative sales of 100,000 units in India. Marking the World Premiere of the 2nd Generation of i20 in India on August 11, 2014, this landmark figure was achieved within the 11 months of launch. Winning 25 awards in the year 2014-15 including the prestigious Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2015, the un-compromising Elite i20 has been the most recognized and awarded car of the year 2014-15.

Elite i20 is the only product to achieve an outstanding sales mark in the industry, further strengthening Hyundai’s position as a premium car manufacturer in India across segments. Elite i20 has struck a chord with Indian customers who have desired for high-tech product that delivers superior quality and excellent value, while emphasizing distinctive style and dynamic driving performance. Elite i20 sets new premium standards and recognition in terms of design, safety and innovation. Premium hatchback’s engines and transmissions boast major engineering and has incorporated new technologies.

Celebrating this moment of success, Mr. B S Seo, MD & CEO, HMIL said, “We are overwhelmed with the customer’s response by receiving over unprecedented 100,000 sales for the Elite i20 in 11 months. This reflects the strong customer connect and confidence on Hyundai products. We thank customers, channel partner, employees and media who have chosen our product Elite i20 making it as a super performer brand in India and who have contributed to this landmark achievement.”

Elite i20 created a new benchmark in the automotive industry by foraying into the list of top 10 most selling brands in India within the second month of its launch. It also received wide appreciation and acceptance by the Indian audience owning to its premium ownership experience, features and technology offering higher value proposition.

The Elite i20 has a strong fan following and is seen as “Elite companion”. Hyundai’s signature design language, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 has captured the attention of customers and has created a new design benchmark in the segment, setting a trend of future cars that Hyundai is making for global markets. The frugal diesel and petrol engines in the Elite i20 are true examples of engineering excellence of Hyundai Motor Company. The engines offer best in class mileage of 18.60 kmpl (Era/Magna - ARAI Certified) 1.2 Dual VTVT Kappa petrol and a mileage 22.54 kmpl (Era/Magna – ARAI Certified) for the powerful and refined 2nd Generation U2 1.4 CRDi diesel engine. The new Elite i20 offers a bold design, stunning looks and strong driving dynamics

Elite i20

Hyundai Motor Unveils Design Renderings of New Global SUV 'Creta'

No. 14909 06 2015181 hit

-Inspired by ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design philosophy-
-Creta features SUV design with sleek, sporty profile and a stable, confident stance-

New Delhi, June 09, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today unveiled the design renderings of upcoming new Global SUV - Hyundai Creta.


Creta design follows a premium look, based on Hyundai Motor's evolved design philosophy. Harmony between a bold front, voluminous side, sporty rear and other details complete the premium SUV's design. A reinforced powerful figure, singular hexagonal radiator grille, sleek profile and a stable stance contribute to the bold and modern looks of Creta. The hidden A-pillar was applied to grant a unique and dynamic image as well as more open and airy cabin.


Hyundai Creta is based on Hyundai’s next generation and evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 (FS2.0) Design philosophy. Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy carries forward the highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme in a more refined manner lending a Modern & Premium touch. FS 2.0 has achieved an evolution in design by adding class and greater value to its trendy styling and powerful posture.

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