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Hyundai Exter Launched | Prices Start From Rs 5.99 Lakhs

South Korean auto major is set to mark another blockbuster offering in the Indian market: a micro SUV that will rival Tata Punch and Citroen C3. After generating hype with the string of spy shots,the brand has finally launched the Exter with a starting price of Rs 5.99 (ex-showroom) lakhs for the base variant. Whereas the top-end variant costs go up to Rs 10 lakhs (ex-showroom). These are all introductory prices, and prices are subject to change soon. Exter would be available in five trims – EX, S, SX, SX(O) and SX(O) Connect, with petrol and CNG fuel options. Exter is based on the Grand i10 Nios, so the platform and underpinnings are almost similar.  

Hyundai Exter - Exterior Design 

The design language of Exter borrows clues from the other Hyundai SUVs from its global lineup. On the front, it gets LED projectors and H-shaped LED DRLs. The big black grille housing a squared-shaped fog lamp and the flat bonnet make the Exter look simple and SUVish. On the side, the squared-off wheel arches and diamond-cut alloys enhance its SUV appeal. The top-end trip gets 15-inch alloy wheels. It measures 3,815mm in length, 1,710mm in width and 1,631mm in height, along with a wheelbase of 2,450mm and ground clearance of 185mm. Exter could be had in three dual-tone colours, six solid colours, and three interior colour options.

Hyundai Exter - Interiors and features 

Hyundai always aces in terms of features, and the new Exter is no different. Feature highlight of the new Exter is - a factory-fitted dashcam with dual cameras and a single-pane sunroof. It gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car comes with connected car tech, voice-activated commands in multiple languages and over-the-air (OTA) updates. 

Safety has been considered paramount by providing six airbags, ESC, hill assist control, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and camera, three-point seatbelt and seatbelt reminders for all seats, and ISOFIX child mount, available standard across the SX, SX(O) and SX(O) Connect trims.

Hyundai Exter - Engine and Powertrain 

Hyundai Exter would be offered in a slew of powertrain options-  the first would be the E20 Fuel complaint 1.2 l Kappa Petrol engine available with 5-speed manual transmission (5MT) and Smart Auto AMT (Automated Manual Transmission). The other one is the 1.2-l Bi-fuel Kappa petrol with a CNG engine equipped with 5-speed Manual transmission.

Hyundai Exter- Rivals

The micro-SUV segment is getting quite popular these days, and with the launch of the all-new Exter, be prepared to see many of these cars on the road. It goes up against Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Citroen C3. 




TopGear Magazine May 2024