With the recent launch of the Hyundai Exter in the Indian market, Laxmi International Pvt. Ltd, the authorised distributor of Hyundai cars in Nepal, plans to introduce the new SUV at the upcoming NADA Auto Show 2023 in Nepal. The new SUV, which shares its underpinnings with the Grand i10 Nios and the Aura, is available in both petrol and CNG engine options in India; however, in Nepal, the Exter is highly expected to come in a petrol engine option only.
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. In terms of its design, the Exter will adopt the company’s parametric design language, comprising other notable exterior design elements such as 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. 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.
In India, the Exter has been offered in both petrol and CNG engine options, but it is highly expected to be offered with a petrol engine option only. The SUV will be powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a peak power of 83 hp and a peak torque of 114 Nm. For transmission, the engine might come mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.
|Engine||1.2-litre Kappa Petrol|
|Peak power||83 hp|
|Peak torque||114 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed ManualT / smart auto AMT|
|Fuel tank capacity||37 L|
The new Exter might come equipped with the same notable features as the Indian variant, 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. Similarly, for convenience, the SUV will get 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 Nepal
Hyundai India has launched the Exter in five trims: the EX, the S, the SX, the SX (O), and the SX (O) Connect—at a starting price of INR 6 lakh, and it goes up to INR 10 lakh. There is no official news regarding its pricing in Nepal yet, but it will be the brand’s most affordable offering. Fans can expect the all-new Exter to come at a base price of Rs 35 lakh, which will serve as a rival to the Citroen C3.
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