Hyundai revealed its Saga EV concept car:
Hyundai carmaker has unveiled the Saga EV, a sub-compact all-electric crossover at a motor show in Brazil. It is not only a sub-compact electric vehicle but it also showcases a changed version of Hyundai’s current design philosophy. Saga EV crossover is as big as the Hyundai i20 Active but smaller than the Creta.
The Hyundai Saga EV concept is powered by the same permanent magnet synchronous motor seen on the India-bound Kona EV. The motor generates 204PS of power and is power-driven by a 64kWh battery, giving it a range of 470km on a single charge. It is great to see that Hyundai has not dropped the range of the sub-compact crossover, especially when the SAGA EV is most likely be more affordable than the Kona EV, provided it hits the production line.
The car has an overall length of 4.02m which makes it smaller than creta but 25mm longer than the i20 Active. This makes it longer than Hyundai’s upcoming sub-4m SUV based on the Carlino/QXi concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The Saga EV looks more like a hatchback with body cladding.
Some other visible design elements include a dense honeycomb mesh grille that seems to be inspired by the all-new Santa Fe. Also, the fog lamps are placed at the extreme ends of the front bumper, just like in the new Elantra facelift. But not every design element on the Saga is inspired by bigger Hyundai cars. The top portion of the front grille is curved with the sharp headlights and attractive X-shaped detailing.
Right now Hyundai is planning to introduce the production-spec version of the Saga EV in India soon. Currently, Hyundai says the saga EC is a design study for future spec models. We expect these designs to be incorporated into the next-gen Grand i10 and Elite i20 that are due in 2019 and 2020.