The newest entry-level SUV from Hyundai has finally been introduced in the Indian market, with a starting MSRP of Rs. 5.99 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). Reservations for the SUV had already begun. Over 11,000 reservations for the vehicle have reportedly already been made, claims the Korean automaker.
Hyundai Exter variants, prices
Hyundai Exter has the following variants: EX, S, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Connect. Priced at Rs 5,99,900 for the Hyundai Exter EX MT and Rs 7,26,900 for the S MT, respectively. The cost of the AMT variant is Rs 7,96,980, and the cost of the CNG variation is Rs 8,23,990. The SX and SX(O) models of the SUV cost, respectively, Rs 7,99,900 and Rs 8,63,900. Costing Rs 9,31,990, the top-of-the-line Hyundai Exter SX(O) Connect.
Hyundai Exter features
The Hyundai Exter has LED tail lamps and daytime running lights, faux skid plates in the front and back, strong body cladding all around, and roof rails.The SUV is equipped with 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with flared arches.
The SUV’s interior features an all-black colour scheme, a digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, speech recognition in several languages, and OTA updates. Its seats are upholstered with semi-leatherette.
The Exter SUV also offers wireless charging, a dashcam, keyless entry, six airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt reminders for all seats, ISOFIX, and rear parking sensors and cameras. It also has ESC, hill assist control, and ABS with EBD.
Hyundai Exter’s engine
A 1.2-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 83 BHP and 114 Nm powers the Hyundai Exter. The identical engine’s CNG variant generates 95.2 Nm and 69 BHP. It is available with either an AMT or a 5-speed manual gearbox. For the CNG version, the manual gearbox is standard. Paddle shifters are also included in the AMT models.
Hyundai Exter fuel economy
The petrol MT and petrol AMT have a fuel efficiency of 19.4 km/l and 19.2 km/l, respectively. The Hyundai Exter CNG operates at a 27.10 km/l efficiency.
Hyundai Exter a competitor to Tata Punch
The Hyundai Exter will stand as a competition against the Tata Punch, the carmaker’s second-best-selling product in India after the Nexon, and the Citroen C3, which is the French carmaker’s entry-level offering in India.
Hyundai Motor India MD and CEO Unsoo Kim during the unveiling remarked that the company has now transitioned into a full-range SUV producer in the nation with the introduction of Exeter. He mentioned that the business spent Rs 950 crore developing the model.
In order to demonstrate Hyundai’s dedication to the Indian market, Kim said the company recently announced a Rs 20,000 crore investment spread over 10 years in order to increase production capacity, roll out electric vehicles, and establish a battery pack factory in Tamil Nadu.
According to him, the company wants to increase the capacity of its Chennai-based plant’s yearly production to 8.5 lakh units from the present 8.2 lakh units.