Hyundai Styx compact SUV will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.
Korean automaker, Hyundai is all set to enter into the highly competitive sub-4 meter SUV segment in India. The company is preparing a compact SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2019. Likely to be called the “Hyundai Styx”, the sub-4 meter SUV will make its global debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April. The SUV was first previewed as the Carlino concept at the 2016 Auto Expo. Set to be Hyundai’s new global entry-level SUV, the Styx will use the brand’s all-new platform. This platform also underpins the new Santro and the next-generation Grand i10.
For people not in the know, the Carlino concept was based on the i20 platform that proved to be costlier for a sub-4 meter SUV. The new Santro’s platform will help the automaker to achieve competitive pricing. Testing of this global model has already been commenced across the globe. The Styx name comes from Greek mythology, which refers to both mythical river and the goddess.
Codenamed QXi in India, the Hyundai Styx will sit below the Creta in Hyundai’s global lineup. It will take on the likes of Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Vitara Brezza and upcoming Mahindra XUV300. With this small SUV, Hyundai will introduce an all-new 100bhp, 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Besides this engine, the SUV will be available with a 1.4-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines. These two engines currently power the new Hyundai Verna sedan.
Hyundai Styx Launch Date
The much-anticipated Hyundai Styx will make its global debut at the 2019 New York Motor Show, which is scheduled on April 17. Hyundai has confirmed that the small SUV will be launched in 2019. Though the exact launch timeline is yet to be announced, we believe that a possible launch in April-June 2019 can’t be ignored.
Hyundai Styx Price In India
|Minimum||Rs 8 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 12 lakh|
The Styx compact SUV will sit below 4 meter in length and will directly take on Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. However, it will be slightly premium than its direct rivals. It is expected to be priced between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 12 lakh. Read – Hyundai Carlino – All Details
Hyundai Styx Specifications
|Engine||1.0L petrol, 1.4L petrol & 1.4L diesel|
|Power||100bhp, 99bhp & 89bhp|
|Torque||172Nm, 132Nm & 220bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed dual-clutch & 6-speed manual|
The South Korean carmaker will introduce the Styx compact SUV with a new small capacity turbocharged petrol engine instead of the tried & tested 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. It will be powered by a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 100bhp of maximum power, while yielding a peak torque of 172Nm of torque. This engine will be paired to a newly developed dual-clutch transmission, which will transfer the power to the front wheels.
The Hyundai Styx will also be available with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that currently powers the Verna sedan. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 99bhp and a peak torque of 132Nm. The oil burner will be a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi unit that produces 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque. Transmission options are likely on offer includes a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The company could also opt for an AMT unit instead of the torque convertor.
In comparison to its direct rivals, the Hyundai Styx will be the second least powerful. The Ford EcoSport is available with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines producing 121bhp and 99bhp respectively. It also gets a 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine that pushes out 124bhp of power and 170Nm of torque. The Tata Nexon, on the other hand, is available with 2 engine options – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel – producing 108bhp/170Nm and 108bhp/260Nm. The recently launched Mahindra XUV300 offers the segment-leading torque. It is available with 2 engine options – 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel – producing 110bhp/200Nm and 115bhp/300Nm respectively. The Maruti Vitara Brezza is the least powerful, equipped with 89bhp, 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine. Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
Hyundai Styx Mileage
The Styx mileage is expected to be on higher side. While the petrol version is likely to deliver close to 18-19kmpl, the diesel version is expected to return around 24kmpl.
Hyundai Styx safety features
It is expected that the Styx compact SUV will be equipped with multiple airbags, autonomous braking, reverse sensors and camera, keyless entry, cruise control, hill descent assistance, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), etc. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, seat belt reminder, speed sensing door locks, central locking and reverse parking sensor will come as standard.
Hyundai Styx Features
– Boxy design
– Sleek headlamps with LED DRLs
– Rear spoiler
– LED tail-lights
– Interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units
– Push button start
– Automatic climate control
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Rear AC vents
– Multiple Airbags
– ABS with EBD
– Hill start assist
Hyundai Styx Exterior
Similar to the Carlino concept, the Hyundai Styx will have a boxy stance. The production version will have similar face to other Hyundai SUVs including Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe. It features slightly revised Hyundai’s signature hexagonal cascade grille, but continues to have squarish face. The headlamps are likely to have a twin-vertical layout with LED daytime running lights and turn indicators on the top. The side profile gives an impression of squeezed Creta, featuring flared wheel arches with peripheral cladding. The sloping C-pillar and Creta-inspired tail gate hint that there will enough cabin space for occupants. The rear profile is expected to be shared with the Creta.
Hyundai Styx Interior
The interior pictures and details of the SUV are yet to be revealed. It is expected to share cabin features and dashboard design from the Creta and i20 hatchback. The small SUV features a floating tablet-like display that will have a touch system. The Hyundai Styx cabin is likely to get interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units. In terms of features, the small SUV will receive a push button start, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel and rear AC vents. Expect premium upholstery for the seats, steering wheel and gear knobs.
For entertainment, the SUV could receive a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system will be compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. It could also turn into a display for reverse camera and navigation. The SUV will also get several safety and security features. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, central locking and ISOFIX child safety lock will be offered as standard. The top-spec model could receive side and curtain airbags along with dual front airbags, hill launch assist, traction control and others.
Hyundai Styx Competition
The Hyundai STYX will mark the Korean automaker’s entry into the fast growing sub-4 meter SUV segment. This segment is currently dominated by 3 players – Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. However, the segment will witness the entry of few new brands including Mahindra, Peugeot, Honda and Kia Motors. Mahindra will soon launch a sub-4 meter SUV based on the SsangYong Tivoli, while Kia is also working on a new compact SUV on new Santro’s platform. Honda is also considering a sub-4 meter SUV on the versatile Amaze’s platform.