Hyundai is gearing up to launch the Exter SUV in the Indian market shortly. Interested buyers can book the SUV by paying a token amount of Rs 11,000 at the nearest authorized dealership or the official website. In a recent development, the carmaker made public a few specifications of the SUV. It has been revealed that a 1.2-litre inline four-cylinder, normally aspirated petrol engine, and a CNG fuel option will both be included in the forthcoming model. While the all-new Exter CNG will only be available with a manual transmission, the petrol versions will be accessible with a five-speed manual or an AMT automatic gearbox. It is important to note that Hyundai has not yet released the official power and torque numbers. However, according to industry reports, the 1.2-litre engine will reportedly deliver 83bhp of maximum power and 114Nm of peak torque, which is on par with the Grand i10 Nios, the Aura, and the Venue. Now, let's have a closer look at more details on the compact SUV, which will reportedly start running on our streets by mid-July 2023.
Hyundai Exter: Colours
The Hyundai Exter will have six monotone exterior paint choices: Atlas White, Cosmic Blue, Fiery Red, Starry Night, Titan Grey, and a Ranger Khaki, which is exclusive to Hyundai. It will also get three dual-tone colorways based on Atlas White, Cosmic Blue, and Ranger Khaki. These options will be accessible on the Exter's petrol counterpart. The CNG models, meanwhile, will not get dual-tone paint options.
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Hyundai Exter: Safety Features
The all-new SUV will have five variants: EX, S, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Connect. Airbags will be included as standard equipment on all these models. According to Hyundai, there will be 26 safety features as standard on the mid-and top-spec models. However, these features be optional on the base E and S versions. Hyundai has further announced that the higher-spec Exter SUV models will incorporate more than 40 high-tech safety features, such as automatic headlamps, headlamp escort functionality, ISOFIX mounts, rear defoggers, and rear parking cameras.
A while ago, Hyundai upgraded its entire lineup by introducing a 3-point seatbelt and a seatbelt reminder as standard safety features. Consequently, the Hyundai Exter will also come equipped as standard with a 3-point seatbelt and a seatbelt reminder. It will also have keyless entry, ABS with EBD, ESS, rear parking sensors, and a burglar alarm.
Hyundai Exter: Engine
In terms of powertrain, the upcoming SUV will get a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol and a CNG option. Right now, the official power and torque figures have not been disclosed, but according to several industry reports, the petrol engine will reportedly generate 83bhp of power and 114Nm of torque. On offer will be a five-speed manual or an AMT transmission. The CNG engine, on the other hand, will likely deliver a maximum power and torque output of 69bhp and 95.2Nm, respectively. However, it will only use a manual gearbox.
Hyundai Exter: Variants
As stated, the Hyundai Exter SUV will have five trims: EX, S, SX, SX (O), and SX (O) Connect. The EX is the only variant that is available with a petrol manual transmission. Here is the breakdown of each petrol Exter SUV model:
- Exter EX MT
- Exter EX (O) MT
- Exter S MT
- Exter S (O) MT
- Exter S AMT
- Exter SX MT
- Exter SX AMT
- Exter SX (O) MT
- Exter SX (O) AMT
- Exter SX (O) Connect
- Exter SX (O) Connect AMT
Contrary to the petrol version, which has four trim levels, the CNG Exter will only be available in the S MT and SX MT models. Here is the complete list of Exter's CNG versions.
- Exter S MT
- Exter SX MT
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Hyundai Exter: Price, Rivals & Availability
There is no official update regarding the launch of the Exter in our market. However, several market reports claim that the new SUV from Hyundai will launch by mid-July in the country. Reports also claim that its production will begin in the first half of July this year. Price-wise, the Exter SUV will presumably retail between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. As far as the market competition goes, the all-new SUV will lock horns with the Citroen C3, the Nissan Magnite, the Tata Punch, and more.
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