Hyundai Exter Micro SUV India Debut Soon; Here's What We Know So Far

Hyundai Motor India recently introduced the sixth-generation Hyundai Verna to the Indian market. Hyundai is now preparing to launch an all-new sport utility vehicle (SUV) called the Hyundai Exter. Here are all the significant facts that we currently know about Tata Punch's rival.

By Reetika Bhatt | on April 24, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Recently, the sixth-generation 2023 Verna was launched in the Indian market by Hyundai Motor. The South Korean auto manufacturer is now preparing to launch an all-new sport utility vehicle (SUV) called the Hyundai Exter in the country. According to the company, the new model will join the Hyundai SUV line-up, which already includes the Venue, Venue N Line, Creta, Alcazar, Kona Electric, Tucson, and Ioniq 5. For now, details about its launch date, design, and features have been kept under wraps. The company's most recent teaser images show an external silhouette of the Hyundai Exter. According to some reports, production of the car is expected to begin in July or September of this year. The Hyundai Exter will be positioned in the line-up between the Venue and the Grand i10. It could have the same underpinnings as the Grand i10 Nios. Here is what we currently know about the upcoming SUV.

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Hyundai Exter Micro SUV: Design and Features

The upcoming Exter may resemble the Hyundai Casper in profile. Hyundai is known for including a number of market-first and market-best features in its vehicles. The Exter will likely receive a similar treatment. The SUV is expected to come with a plethora of features, including LED headlights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument panel, a multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, six airbags, scuff plates, connected car technology, a sunroof, and cruise control.

Hyundai Exter Micro SUV: Engine and Gearbox

The Hyundai Exter will share its platform with the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Hyundai Aura. We also expect the upcoming SUV to have the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine found in the Grand i10 Nios and the Aura. The engine, which has a maximum power output of 85bhp and a peak torque of 115Nm, will be mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT.

The SUV may also get a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The top-tier trims of the SUV will, then, reportedly come with this engine, according to the company. This engine produces a maximum torque of 172Nm and a power output of 99bhp. The SUV might also be equipped with a CNG powertrain.   

Hyundai Exter Micro SUV: Expected Price and Launch Timeline

The Exter is likely to have a similar pricing to that of the Punch, which is priced between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 9.47 lakh (ex-showroom). For comparison, the Venue starts at Rs 7.72 lakh (ex-showroom). The Hyundai Exter is expected to be launched in India during the festive season.

Also Read: 2023 Hyundai Verna Review: Striking the Balance Between Performance, Features and Comfort

Hyundai Exter Micro SUV: Market Rivals

The Punch will be the biggest rival of the Exter in the Indian market. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis could also be another rival to the Exter.   

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