The Exter will sit under the Venue in Hyundai’s portfolio
- Platform shared with Grand i10 Nios, Aura
- Petrol & CNG fuel options
- Paddleshifters with AMT
Hyundai has launched their latest offering, the Exter at a price of Rs. 5.99 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). The car gets powered by the same 1.2L Kappa petrol engine along with a CNG bi-fuel option. The car will be Hyundai’s entry-level SUV in India sitting below the Venue and Creta.
Hyundai Exter Design & Dimensions
The Exter becomes the latest Hyundai to follow Hyundai’s “parametric” design language. At the front, the car gets a large grille with an “Exter” monogram above it. The headlights, just like other Hyundai SUVs are mounted lower down in the bumper while the DRLs mounted at the top feature an “H-type” signature look. Towards the side we can see the Exter gets a very upright profile with large windows and a prominent kink on the C Pillar. At the rear, it features large hexagonal taillights with a faux silver skid plate and a textured element linking the taillights.
Talking of dimensions, the Exter measures 3815mm X 1710mm in the length and width respectively. This makes the Exter quite compact. The ground clearance is rated at 185mm.
Hyundai Exter Powertrain
Hyundai is sticking to the tried-and-tested powertrain for the Exter. It gets powered by the familiar 1.2L Kappa petrol engine with a 5 speed manual or 5 speed AMT transmission with paddleshifters. This engine produces a similar 83HP and 114NM torque which is identical to their other entry-level offerings. The Exter gets a 37L fuel tank capacity.
Along with the Petrol, Hyundai is offering a Bi-fuel CNG option as well. This will be available only with a 5 speed MT and makes 69HP and 95NM when running on CNG. Hyundai claims an impressive fuel economy of 27.10 Kmpl for the CNG powertrain.
Hyundai Exter Interior & Features
Inside, it shares the design with the Grand i10 Nios and Aura. Talking of features, it comes loaded with equipment such as a sunroof, dual-dashcam, digital instrument cluster, wireless phone charger, cruise control, connected car technology, projector headlamps, 8 inch touchscreen and a lot more. Talking of safety, Hyundai is giving 6 airbags as standard on the Exter. Other safety features include ESC, Hill Start Assist, highline TPMS, rear parking camera and more.
Unique touches include an all-black interior theme along with a new textured insert on the passenger side of the dashboard.
Hyundai Exter Variants & Pricing
The Exter is offered in 5 major variants- EX, S, SX, SX(O) and SX(O) Connect. AMT transmission is optional on all variants barring the base EX trim. The CNG bi-fuel option is also available in the two middle variants- S and SX. Pricing starts from Rs. 5.99 Lakhs for the EX MT variant going all the way upto Rs. 9.99 Lakh (Ex-showroom) for the top-end SX(O)Connect AMT variant.
6 colours are offered- Starry Night, Fiery Red, Titan Grey, Atlas White, Ranger Khaki and Cosmic Blue with the latter three also offered in a dual-tone scheme with black roof. It rivals other subcompact SUVs such as the Maruti Ignis, Citroen C3 and Tata Punch among others.
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