Buoyed by strong response to its hatchback Elite i20 and success of compact sedan Xcent, the company's Indian arm Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is gearing up to enter the compact SUV and multi-purpose vehicle segments from 2015.

The Elite i20 Crossover will compete with the likes of Volkswagen Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross and the Fiat Avventura. The car has also been spotted on tests in Chennai.

The Elite i20 Crossover will be equipped with front and rear skid guards, side body cladding and roof rails. It also features  projector headlamps, petal-shaped alloy wheels and LED daytime running lamps.

The specifications and pricing of the car is yet to be announced. However, the buzz is that the Elite i20 Crossover may come in Rs 8 lakh price bracket.

After the launch of Elite i20 Crossover, the company will introduce compact SUV Hyundai ix25.