Hyundai has launched its much-awaited SUV–the Exter–for the Indian market. The new SUV–which shares its underpinnings with the Grand i10 Nios and the Aura–are available in five trims: the EX, the S, the SX, the SX (O), and the SX (O) Connect, along with both petrol and CNG engine options. The Exter is the brand’s smallest and most affordable SUV offering–which comes at a starting price of INR 5.99 lakh and it goes up to INR 10 lakh.
The new Exter adopts its underpinnings from the Grand i10 Nios and the Aura. The SUV is the smallest in the brand’s lineup, measuring 3815 mm in length, 1710 mm in width, and 1631 mm in height; it has a wheelbase of 2450 mm and a ground clearance of 185 mm. The Exter comes with the company’s parametric design language, a split headlamp setup with H-shaped LED DRLs, 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, and H-shaped LED tail lights. Furthermore, the car is offered in both single-tone and dual-tone colours.
Inside, the SUV gets the same cabin as the Grand i10 Nios; however, it comes with an all-black interior, while the Grand i10 Nios gets a dual-tone interior. Similarly, the Exter also features a fully digital instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch MID, which is only available on premium Hyundai models like the i20 and the Verna.
The company has offered the Exter in both petrol and CNG engine options. In petrol variants, the SUV is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a peak power of 83 hp and a peak torque of 114 Nm. For transmission, the engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. Meanwhile, the CNG engine–which is offered with a manual transmission only–produces a peak power of 69 hp and a peak torque of 95.2 Nm.
|Engine||1.2-litre Kappa Petrol||1.2-litre Bi-fuel Kappa petrol with CNG|
|Displacement||1197 cc||1197 cc|
|Peak power||83 hp||69 hp|
|Peak torque||114 Nm||95.2 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed ManualT / smart auto AMT||5-speed MT|
|Fuel tank capacity||37 L||Petrol: 37 L / CNG : 60 (Water equivalent)|
|Wheelbase||2450 mm||2450 mm|
The new Exter comes equipped with notable safety features such as six airbags, ESC, ABS, EBD, hill assist control, rear parking sensors and cameras, three-point seatbelts and seat belt reminders for all seats, and ISOFIX anchorages as standard. For convenience, the SUV gets a single-pane sunroof, a factory-fitted dash cam with dual cameras (front and rear), automatic projector headlamps, keyless entry and go, an 8-inch touchscreen (compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), automatic climate control, wireless charging, in-built navigation, connected car tech, and over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Hyundai Exter price in India
Hyundai India has launched the Exter in five trims: the EX, the S, the SX, the SX(O), and the SX(O) Connect. The company has offered the micro SUV at a base price of INR 5.99 lakh and it goes up to INR 10 lakh, which competes with the likes of the Tata Punch and the Citroen C3.
|Exter variants||Manual Transmission||Automatic Transmission||CNG variants|
|EX||INR 5.99 lakh||–||–|
|S||INR 7.27 lakh||INR 7.97 lakh||INR 8.24 lakh|
|SX||INR 8 lakh||INR 8.68 lakh||INR 8.97 lakh|
|SX (O)||INR 8.64 lakh||INR 9.32 lakh||–|
|SX (O) Connect||INR 9.32 lakh||INR 10 lakh||–|
Although there is no official news regarding the launch of the Exter in Nepal, the fans can expect it to come at a starting price of Rs 34.50 lakh here.There are several possibilities for second-hand and brand new vehicles in hamrobazar automobiles.
There are several possibilities for second-hand and brand new vehicles in hamrobazar automobiles.