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Hyundai Exter | Packs More Punch? | First Drive Review

The Compact SUV segment is one that's seen a lot of growth, and the Exter aims to fight to become the new king of the hill.


Spacious interiors, responsive powertrain


Lack of steering speed


At first glance, it’s pretty vibrant, especially in the shade of Khaki or Blue. The vibrant colours complement the butch proportions, and the Exter seems like a much more proportionate vehicle. The front features a new “H” shaped design for the headlamp and DRL setup and a bit of cladding on the bumper to give it a more outdoorsy look. The Exter from the sides has taken inspiration from the Tucson and gives you muscular lines that jut out to make it look wider. The 15-inch diamond cut wheel design looks well finished but a tad too busy for a small wheel, and I would have probably preferred a cleaner design. Come to the rear, and you’ll notice Hyundai has implemented the same “H” shaped tail lamp design while the rest of the rear looks neat and vibrant. In a bright shade like this blue here, the Exter looks all the more appealing, and kudos to Hyundai for offering such vibrant colours with the Exter. 

TopGear Magazine June 2024