Hyundai will launch a compact SUV based, codenamed QXi, in the first half of 2019, most probably in April
Hyundai has finally launched the new-gen Santro in India at Rs 3.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The company also claims to have registered over 23,500 pre-bookings for the small car in just 13 days. Not just Santro, Hyundai will soon enter into the sub-4 meter SUV space. The company will launch a compact SUV based, codenamed QXi, in the first half of 2019, most probably in April. This SUV was first previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo as Carlino concept.
The small SUV is reportedly to be called Hyundai STYX in India. Testing of the SUV has already been commenced in India as well as overseas. It is expected to carry the brand’s latest design philosophy, which will be offered in future Hyundai SUVs. The Hyundai QXi spy images suggest that the SUV will feature a wider cascading grille, new composite light and a separate LED DRL positioned above the headlight. On the sides, the SUV has large glasshouse area for front and rear passengers and flared wheel arches. The rear seems largely identical to the Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai Carlino Images
The Hyundai STYX will come with a range of BS-VI ready petrol and diesel engines. The small SUV will be powered by an all-new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that is capable of producing 118bhp and a peak torque of 171Nm. The SUV is also likely to make a debut of all-new 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine that could produce around 115bhp and 250Nm of torque.
Upon its launch, the QXi will challenge the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and soon-to-be-launched Mahindra S201.