Next-Gen Hyundai H1 Set To Launch In 2021

2020 Hyundai H1

2020 Hyundai H1 Panel Van

The Hyundai H1 was first introduced in 2007 where a facelifted version entered the fray in 2018 with revised styling and a richer equipment list. All of the research and development over the last 13 years seems to have paid off with the third generation Hyundai H1 which will reportedly be market-ready by 2021.

Considering the facelift of the first Hyundai H1 in 2018, a common theory is that by 2021, it will likely be replaced by an entirely new model. Not much information is available yet on the new car but it’s been confirmed that it will be taller with modern styling, better equipment and front-wheel-drive.

Hyundai H1 Styling And Specifications

The 2021 Hyundai H1 appears to have a more contemporary silhouette which doesn’t resemble a typical boxy van design. When looking at the front from the sides, it has a stylishly curvy appearance making it far more visually appealing. There is also another curve formed by the lower beltline on the sides that leads to a bigger greenhouse. This should give the driver and passengers a much better view of their surroundings.

Considering that the 2021 Hyundai H1 will be bigger than the current model, which is already 5,125 mm long, 1,920 mm wide and 1,925 mm in height with a wheelbase of 3,200 mm, means the next-generation H1 will certainly be a head-turner. The front fascia of the 2021 Hyundai H1 looks a little different with noticeably wider radiator grille, which is likely flanked by a split set of LED headlamps.

If the current H1 is anything to go by, the 2021 Hyundai H1 is set to make an impact. You can expect all the usual trimmings of a modern car including alloy wheels, LED lights, power sliding doors, double swing rear door, 360-degree camera and a big touchscreen infotainment system plus a few extras. Unfortunately, though, there is no confirmation yet on the exact specifications and features.

Expected Engine Specs

According to a Korean publication showing spied photographs of the new Hyundai H1 during a road test, power could come from a 2,2-litre turbo-diesel engine. It is likely the unit offering 147 kW and 440 Nm from the Kia Sorento and Kia Grand Sedona.

They also claim that the new Hyundai H1 might come with an unspecified turbocharged petrol engine as well. In terms of the current H1 in South Africa, which has been in production for about 13 years, it is powered by either a naturally aspirated 2,4-litre petrol engine or a 2,5-litre CRDi.

There is no indication of the exact launch date or starting price but we will keep you posted on any developments. If you are in the market for a new or quality pre-owned vehicle, visit our virtual showroom for a sneak peek at our wide selection.


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