The newest among the compact SUV models, Toyota C-HR and Hyundai i20 Active, which their sales numbers are on the rise, are going to be manufactured in our country before their exportation to the world markets. Along with the imported models, the competition in this class is going to reach its summit in the midyear. Here are the new SUVs and their great features:
FROM ADAPAZARI TO THE WORLD MARKETS
Toyota C-HR, which is going to gain the title of ‘the first hybrid and SUV model of Turkey’, is going to be manufactured in the Adapazarı facility. The production of the model is going to begin with additional funds of 450 million USD. Ninety percent of the manufactured vehicles are going to be sold in 53 countries, mainly in Europe. Although, some of the lines are expected to change because of the serial production, the general design of the vehicle, which was introduced before as a concept vehicle, is going to remain the same. The model, which is going to be produced using the new global platform (TNGA) of the Japanese maker, has been developed by considering especially the European consumers’ taste. It has been planned that the new SUV is going to have 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter engines. In addition, a hybrid version that is going to lower the fuel consumption rates is going to be manufactured. The SUV is going to be offered with manual and automatic transmission options. The vehicle is also going to offer developed information, navigation, and entertainment systems.
THE TARGET IS YOUNG PEOPLE AND NATURE LOVERS
HYUNDAI i20 ACTIVE
The new crossover model i20 Active, which its production has begun in Hyundai’s İzmit facility, is launched primarily in the European markets. The launching of the model in Turkey that is sent to the world markets from İzmit, which is the only production facility in Europe, starts from this month. The interior of the model is same as i20’s. It comes to prominence with its appearance. The new model that is going to rank between coupe and HB i20 targets adventurous consumers. Compared to its standard version, the new model is 20 mm taller and it has some visual renovations such as plastic casing cladding and ceiling rails. The new model is different from its siblings with its front and rear bumper designs. Hyundai i20 Active is expected to draw interest of marginal and adventurous consumers. The model is going to draw attention to its impressive exterior design, its reverse hexagonal grill just as it was in i20 Coupe model, its high-above-the-ground structure, and 120 hp 1.0 Turbo feed engine option.
SPANISH FIRE IS GOING TO MAKE THE COMPETITION HOTTER
The Spanish maker SEAT, which didn’t have an SUV in its product scale before, is going to try its chance with the new model Ateca to gain a spot in the SUV market. Ateca, which is also going to compete against its sibling VW Tiguan, is going to go on the roads with its dynamic features and innovative technologies. Ateca takes its name after the Spanish geography as determined by SEAT’s traditions. Ateca is a region that is located in the west part of Zaragoza state of the Iberian Peninsula. Extensive technology options of the new SEAT Ateca begin from Full LED headlights and continue with safety assist systems such as emergency assist and driving assist. The equipments of Ateca extend from 8-inch touch screen and wireless smart phone charging unit to new generation information-entertainment systems with Full Link connectivity feature. The model, which is going to use up to 190 hp oil and diesel engines, is going to be launched in Turkey probably in the last quarter of 2016.
OPEL MOKKA FAMILY EXPANDS
Mokka, which is the successful representative of Opel’s in the SUV class, expands by means of its new version X. The previous version of new Mokka X achieved 500 thousand in sales, which is a significant number. The new version is going to present a striking sportive exterior design, new interior lines, new generation information-entertainment systems, 1.6 diesel engine option as well as new generation 1.4-lt 150-hp turbo oil engine that is offered with automatic transmission, and four wheel driving pleasure. The new Opel Mokka X has a new front console that is inspired by New Astra. The new generation information-entertainment systems have been redeveloped centering around the 7 and 8-inch touch screens. Now its design is simpler with less number of buttons.