Hyundai has revealed its new micro SUV, Hyundai Exter, and started accepting bookings at a token amount of Rs 11,000. The automaker has revealed the exterior of the SUV ahead of its debut. The Exter is slated for an August launch in India. Hyundai has also revealed the trim list and powertrain specs for Exter.
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Hyundai Exter: What’s on offer?
Hyundai has confirmed that the Exter will get a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This engine also does duty on other Hyundai offerings like Grand i10 Nios, Aura, i20, and Venue. It is capable of producing a maximum power output of 83hp and 114Nm of torque. Gearbox options include a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox. Hyundai will also launch a CNG variant of the Exter alongside the petrol offering.
Hyundai has also confirmed that the Exter will be made available in five trims – EX, S, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Connect. As the name implies, the top-spec trim will come with connected car tech. While Hyundai has not revealed the interiors, the micro SUV is expected to get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument console, six airbags, and an electric roof. The interior layout may look similar to the Grand i10 Nios.
What Hyundai has revealed is the external design. Hyundai Exter has an overall boxy design and the silhouette of a proper SUV. Upfront, it gets an upright nose and split LED headlamps with H-shaped LED DRLs. The Exter also gets a wide grille and a faux skid plate.
Along the sides, Hyundai Exter gets dual-tone alloy wheels, thich body cladding, roof rails, and more. Hyundai has not revealed what the rear of the SUV looks like but going by the spy shots, it will get the H-shaped styling on the tail lamps as well. It will also feature an upright tailgate. The bumper will get a skid plate and a dual-tone finish.
Commenting on the commencement of bookings for Hyundai Exter, Mr Tarun Garg, COO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “We are glad to announce the commencement of bookings for our latest new SUV – Hyundai EXTER. With this new SUV, we are venturing into a new segment that further enhances HMI’s position as a full range SUV manufacturer. Considering the aspirations and lifestyle of Gen Z customers, Hyundai EXTER will provide unique and exciting experiences for new age customers. Packed with breakthrough technology and advanced features, Hyundai EXTER is going to disrupt the segment while catering to versatile needs of our customers.”