Hyundai Exter officially revealed, bookings open

    The Hyundai Exter will be available in five trims and get connected car tech on the top trim.

    Published On May 08, 2023 12:23:00 PM

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    Following a string of teasers, Hyundai has now officially revealed the upcoming Exter SUV for India. Hyundai has shown the exterior design of the Exter for the first time and has also confirmed its trim details and powertrain options in India. Bookings have opened for a token amount of Rs 11,000.

    1. Exter will get a 1.2-litre engine in petrol and CNG guise 
    2. Bookings open for a token amount of Rs 11,000

    Hyundai Exter powertrain, variant details

    The Exter will be available with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, the same unit that's available on the Grand i10 Nios, Aura, i20 and Venue. And while the company hasn't revealed the output for the Exter, expect it to produce a similar 83hp and 114Nm of torque. Hyundai has also confirmed that the engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. At launch, Hyundai will also offer a factory-fitted CNG kit on the Exter as it does on the Nios and the Aura. In fact, the Exter shares its platform and underpinnings with the latter two.

    The Exter will be offered in five trim levels – EX, S, SX, SX(O) and top-spec SX(O) Connect. The suffix for the top-end trim suggests that it will come with connected car features as standard. 

    Hyundai Exter exterior design

    While Hyundai has officially shown the exterior now, recent spy shots of the SUV being tested in South Korea had already revealed the final design. The India-spec model remains largely unchanged from the model spied overseas. Hyundai has also confirmed a new exterior paint shade called 'Ranger Khaki' that will be offered for the first time in India with the Exter.

    Like many other Hyundai models in India, the Exter follows Hyundai's Parametric design language with boxy proportions and an upright stance. It has a split headlamp set-up with H-patterned LED Daytime Running Lamps. The front fascia also gets a wide, contrasting black grille and a prominent chin with a faux silver skid plate.

    In profile, Hyundai’s smallest SUV gets round and slightly flared wheel arches with thick cladding across the length, adding to the Exter’s squarish look. There are stylish, dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, a textured finish for the C-pillar and dual-tone paint options with a floating roof effect.

    While Hyundai hasn’t revealed the Exter’s rear styling yet, earlier spy shots showed an upright tail gate, a shark fin antenna and a small built-in spoiler positioned right above the rear glass. The tail-lamps also feature H-patterned LED lighting elements, and the rear bumper is tall and flat and gets a dual-tone finish with a prominent skid plate.

    Hyundai Exter India launch timeline

    Expect Hyundai to announce pricing for the Exter sometime in late July or early August this year. The SUV will be positioned below the Venue and will be the brand's most affordable SUV in India. It will be aimed squarely at the popular Tata Punch and the Citroen C3 in the Indian market.

    Also See:

    Hyundai Exter variant wise powertrain details revealed

    Hyundai Creta N Line to join Creta facelift in India next year

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