Hyundai has finally unveiled the Exter SUV for the Indian market, following a string of teasers. The Korean carmaker has shown the exterior design of the Exter for the first time and has also confirmed its trim details and powertrain options for India. Here’s what we know so far:
Powertrain and Variant Details
The Exter will be equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that is also used in the Grand i10 Nios, Aura, i20 and Venue. While the company hasn’t revealed the output of the Exter, it is expected to produce around 83hp and 114Nm of torque. The engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
Hyundai has also confirmed that the Exter will be available with a factory-fitted CNG kit, similar to the Nios and the Aura. The Exter will be available in five different trim levels – EX, S, SX, SX(O), and top-spec SX(O) Connect. The top-end trim, which comes with the suffix ‘Connect’, is expected to come with connected car features as standard.
Hyundai has officially unveiled the exterior design of the Exter, although recent spy shots of the SUV being tested in South Korea had already revealed the final design. The India-spec model remains largely unchanged from the model spied overseas.
The Exter follows Hyundai’s Parametric design language, which is characterized by boxy proportions and an upright stance. The SUV has a split headlamp set-up with H-patterned LED Daytime Running Lamps, a wide, contrasting black grille, and a prominent chin with a faux silver skid plate.
The Exter has round and slightly flared wheel arches with thick cladding, adding to its squarish look. The SUV has stylish, dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, a textured finish for the C-pillar, and dual-tone paint options with a floating roof effect.
The rear styling of the Exter is yet to be revealed officially, but earlier spy shots showed an upright tailgate, a shark fin antenna, and a small built-in spoiler positioned above the rear glass. The tail-lamps feature H-patterned LED lighting elements, and the rear bumper is tall and flat with a dual-tone finish and a prominent skid plate.
Hyundai is expected to announce pricing for the Exter in late July or early August this year. The SUV will be positioned below the Venue and will be Hyundai’s most affordable SUV in India. The Exter will compete against the popular Tata Punch and the Citroen C3 in the Indian market.
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Hyundai has unveiled the Exter SUV for the Indian market, revealing its powertrain options, variant details, and exterior design. The SUV is equipped with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces around 83hp and 114Nm of torque, and comes mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
The Exter is available in five different trim levels and comes with a factory-fitted CNG kit. The SUV follows Hyundai’s Parametric design language and has a split headlamp set-up with H-patterned LED Daytime Running Lamps, a wide, contrasting black grille, and a prominent chin with a faux silver skid plate. The Exter is expected to be priced below the Venue and will compete against the Tata Punch and the Citroen C3 in the Indian market.
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