Codenamed Hyundai QXi, the small SUV will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon.
After introducing the new-gen Santro, Hyundai is all set to enter into the sub-4 meter SUV category. Codenamed Hyundai QXi, the small SUV will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Reportedly to be called Hyundai Styx, the sub-4 meter SUV is scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2019. Ahead of the possible launch in April 2019, the Styx has been spotted during high-speed testing on an expressway.
Just to jog your memory, Hyundai had showcased the sub-4 meter SUV concept – HND-14 ‘Carlino‘ at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. While the Carlino concept was based on the i20 platform, the upcoming model will use the heavily localised Grand i10’s platform that also underpins the new Santro. This platform will help the automaker to achieve competitive pricing.
With Styx, Hyundai will also introduce its new design language. It will have a prominent cascading grille and the ‘Composite Light’ setup. This system comprises of LED daytime running lights positioned on the sculpted hood and a projector headlamp unit placed at a lower position on the bumper. Similar setup is also offered on the global Hyundai Kona SUV.
The side profile shares a lot of similarity with Creta, featuring same-styled silhouette, C-pillar and roofline. The strong beltline runs across the length to merge the tail-lights. The rear profile is also expected to resemble the Creta, featuring wraparound tail-lights, roof-integrated spoiler and large bumper.
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The Hyundai STYX compact SUV will also mark the debut of two new engines – 1.0-litre T-GDI turbocharged petrol and all-new 1.5-litre diesel. While the former is capable of producing 118bhp of power, the oil burner is likely to offer around 115bhp of power. These two engines will be compliant with BSVI emission norms and could also power the next-gen Elite i20.