Hyundai is exploring the small car at its Hyderabad R&D unit
The running success of Santro made its maker Hyundai to search the possibilities for another small car and the efforts are on at the company’s R&D wing in Hyderabad. Slated for launch next year, the research project is carried out under the intelligence of 400 engineers who are spread into 180 parts. The wing, set up in 2009, is expected to come out with a proposal to be derived by CAD/ CAM, by next year. The centre is looking after localized means for new cars on the lines of Maruti which leads the race in small cars with its Alto. Hyundai has got few plans for this year as its SUV Santa Fe is getting ready for the launch, re-launch of Elantra sedan and phasing out of Getz in place of i20.