The Hyundai Styx compact SUV will challenge the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Brezza and Ford EcoSport.
The long-awaited Hyundai sub-4 meter SUV, internally called as QXi, will make its global debut at the 2019 New York Motor Show in April. Our sources reveal that the SUV will be launched in India in May-June 2019. Likely to be called Hyundai Styx, the compact SUV will be available in 2 petrol and 1 diesel fuel option.
The Hyundai Styx will officially mark the debut of brand’s new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. This engine is reportedly produces 100bhp of power and 172Nm of torque. Besides this, the SUV will also source the 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines from the Verna sedan. While the gasoline engine produces 99bhp and 132Nm, the oil burner is good for 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque. The 1.0-litre petrol engine will be paired to a dual-clutch automatic gearbox, making it the only model to offer this gearbox. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard.
Compared to the direct rivals like Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300, the upcoming Hyundai QXi will offer less power and torque value. 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. Also See – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
The Mahindra XUV300 offers the segment-leading torque in both petrol and diesel options. It is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines producing 110bhp/200Nm and 115bhp/300Nm respectively. However, the Hyundai QXi is more powerful than the segment-leader – Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Brezza is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that produces 89bhp and 200Nm of torque.
Maruti is preparing the Vitara Brezza facelift, which is expected to receive new petrol and diesel engines. The gasoline version could receive the 100.5bhp, 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine, while the diesel version will get the new 94bhp, 1.5-litre unit.