The Hyundai QXI aka Hyundai Styx will be a sub-Creta model that will be pitted against the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300
Hyundai Motor India Limited will soon launch its first-ever model in the sub-4-metre SUV segment to compete with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300. The new model, which is currently known as the Hyundai QXI, is expected to launch around 20th May this year.
It will become the second all-new product from the South Korean carmaker since the launch of the new Santro. The Hyundai QXI is expected to be unveiled in April this year at the New York International Auto Show. The upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300 rival will be introduced in various markets across the globe to cash in on the rising demand for compact SUVs.
The Hyundai QXI expected to launch as the Hyundai Styx. It will be tasked with attracting SUV buyers in the sub-Creta category to Hyundai dealerships The Styx will likely offer segment-leading features list and powerful petrol and diesel engines.
The Hyundai QXI is likely to share its platform with the next-gen Grand i10. It started life as the Carlino concept, which debuted at the Auto Expo 2016 many years ago. The new SUV will not look much like the concept though, as it will adopt the company’s latest design language.
Spy images show its side profile would have an uncanny resemblance with the Hyundai Creta. At its front, it will have a cascading grille and the Composite Light multi-tier lighting arrangement. The side profile will carry dual-tone alloy wheels, while the rear will have LED tail lamps and a steeply raking windscreen.
The Hyundai Styx will be available with a 1.0-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The former could even offer a dual-clutch transmission. Prices are expected to start at Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom). There are rumours that the base model will be powered by a naturally aspirated petrol engine that will be available with an optional AMT.