Hyundai Exter launched at Rs 6 lakh

    Hyundai Exter gets petrol and CNG powertrains with manual and auto gearboxes; prices go up to Rs 10 lakh.

    Published On Jul 10, 2023 12:48:00 PM

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    Hyundai has launched the Exter, its smallest and most affordable SUV in our market, with introductory prices starting from Rs 6 lakh and going up to Rs 10 lakh for the top-spec trim (all prices ex-showroom, India).

    1. Exter sits below the Venue in Hyundai’s SUV line-up
    2. Gets segment-first features such as sunroof, dashcam
    3. Rivals the likes of Tata Punch, Citroen C3 and Maruti Ignis

    Here’s a look at the detailed price list of the Hyundai Exter in India:

    Hyundai Exter prices
    TrimsPrices (manual trims)Prices (auto trims)Prices (CNG)
    EXRs 6.00 lakh--
    SRs 7.27 lakhRs 7.97 lakhRs 8.24 lakh
    SXRs 8.00 lakhRs 8.68 lakhRs 8.97 lakh
    SX (O)Rs 8.64 lakhRs 9.32 lakh-
    SX (O) ConnectRs 9.32 lakhRs 10.00 lakh-

    The Hyundai Exter shares its underpinnings with the Grand i10 Nios and Aura, comes with both petrol and CNG fuel options, and is available in five trims – EX, S, SX, SX(O) and SX(O) Connect. Hyundai says it has received over 11,000 bookings for the Exter, of which AMT variants make up for around 38 percent, while factory-fitted CNG trims account for 20 percent.

    Also see: Hyundai Exter image gallery

    Hyundai Exter powertrain, fuel economy

    The Exter is powered by a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 83hp and 114Nm of peak torque that is shared with other models such as the Nios, i20 and Venue. Gearbox options include either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. In the CNG-spec, it produces 69hp and 95.2Nm, and gets just the manual gearbox option.

    Barring the base-spec E trim, all petrol variants are available with both MT and AMT gearboxes, while the CNG kit can be had on the mid-spec S and SX trims. The three SX trims also get paddle shifters with the AMT gearbox. 

    Hyundai is claiming a fuel economy rating of 19.4kpl for the manual and 19.2kpl for the AMT; the factory-fitted CNG option offers a much superior fuel economy of 27.10km/kg in comparison.

    Hyundai Exter exterior design

    Like newer Hyundais, the Exter follows the brand’s parametric design language, which is evident in the textured detailing on the C-pillar and the tail-gate garnish, as well as the overtly flared wheel arches. What’s unique to the Exter is the new H-pattern LED treatment for daytime running lamps and tail-lamps.

    The Exter may be the brand’s smallest SUV, but it still has the typical SUV styling cues with boxy proportions, an upright nose, thick body cladding, prominent front and rear faux skid plates, and roof rails. Higher-spec trims of the Exter come equipped with 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and can also be had in dual-tone colour options. Hyundai offers six solid colours, three dual-tone colour options and three interior colour options. 

    It measures 3,815mm in length, 1,710mm in width and 1,631mm in height along with a wheelbase of 2,450mm and ground clearance of 185mm. 

    Hyundai Exter interior 

    On the inside, the dashboard design has been carried over from the Nios and Aura, but there are a few key differences. Firstly, it gets an all-black colour scheme instead of the grey/black or bronze/black interior seen on the Nios and Aura, respectively. The Exter also gets a fully digital instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch MID, which is seen in more expensive Hyundais like the i20 and Verna.

    The patterned effect on the dashboard, door pads and around the gear lever has also been carried over. Higher variants get semi-leatherette seat upholstery finished in dual-tone black and olive-green shades. It, however, misses out on an armrest for the rear seats.

    Hyundai Exter features 

    On the features front, the biggest talking points are two segment-first features – a single-pane sunroof and a factory-fitted dashcam with dual cameras (front and rear). Other features include automatic projector headlamps, keyless entry and go, an 8-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, in-built navigation, connected car tech, voice-activated commands in multiple languages and over-the-air (OTA) updates.

    Safety features include six airbags, ESC, hill assist control, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and camera, three-point seatbelt and seatbelt reminders for all seats, and ISOFIX anchorages. These are available as standard on the SX, SX(O) and SX(O) Connect trims, but can also be had as optional extras on the lower-spec E and S trims.

    Hyundai Exter rivals

    The Exter is intended to be a direct rival to the Tata Punch, Citroen C3 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. For its price, it will also see competition from lower variants of the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.

    What do you think about the Exter’s prices and would you pick it over any of its rivals? Let us know in the comments below.

    Also see:

    Hyundai Creta facelift spied testing in India

    Next-gen Hyundai Santa Fe to get a radical styling overhaul

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