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Hyundai Could Share New Plant In India With Kia

The country’s second largest carmaker, Hyundai is reportedly planning to ramp up its production through a new facility and is in discussions with the authorities regarding the same. It is also said to be laying a foundation for its global partner Kia’s entry on the subcontinent though the plant.

The rumours suggesting Kia’s arrival on Indian shores have been doing the rounds quite regularly over the past few years. And the Korean automaker aroused fresh speculation as it flew in an Indian delegation of experts to its homeland this week, told a source.

The source also added that Kia wants Indian automobile enthusiasts to drive its range of cars and suggest changes according to Indian requirements, both in terms of the customer demands and road infrastructure.

According to a Financial Express report, Hyundai remained tight-lipped when questioned about its new plant. But in order to meet the increasing demand for its cars and to also put a cap on their escalating waiting periods, it’s only a matter of time that the Korean carmaker lays new cornerstones.

Currently, Hyundai manufactures passenger cars at its plant duo in Chennai. While the Elite i20 premium hatch and the Grand i10 hatch have been consistently popular products over the years, it’s the Creta SUV that is leading the charge for Hyundai these days.

As for Kia, it will help Hyundai further expand its portfolio in India and thus take on bigger fish in India’s automotive waters. Are you looking forward to seeing Kia in India? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Source : CarDekho

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First Published: Tue, May 24 2016. 13:47 IST