Hyundai H-1 Wagon
It is learnt that Hyundai is planning to launch their luxury van, the H-1 Wagon, in the Indian market in the second half of 2012. The Hyundai H-1 Wagon will be showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo and if the response is good, the Korean giant will indeed roll out the van in India later on. We managed to catch this H-1 Wagon, bearing a TN (Tamil Nadu) registration in New Delhi recently. In all probability, this seems to be owned by Hyundai and was being sent to Delhi by road to Hyundai's Delhi office for dealer response - this is our take. What ever may be the case, the H-1 did seem big and nice and should do well considering that private families dont mind shelling out Rs 11 lakh for the smaller Innova!
The H-1 Wagon is also known as the Starex in some markets. Both models though look very very similar. On the inside, the H-1 offers loads of space and practicality. It will be sold as a comfortable 8 seater with the centre seats of the 2nd and 3rd rown folding down to create arm rests and cup-holders. Quality, as is the case with most Hyundai offerings, is also of the higher order.
The H-1 Wagon will come fitted with a diesel engine - this is a 2.5-litre CRDi engine that has an in line 4 cylinder configuration with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) delivering up to 392 nm of Torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. More information coming once the 2012 Auto Expo starts!