Hyundai QXI is a Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300 rival that will launch in the coming months at a sub-Creta price point
The Hyundai QXI, aka Hyundai Styx, is not far from its launch. The company has already teased the new model and one of the first things that we have noticed is that the new model will come with a sunroof. This will make the sub-Creta SUV the next model, after the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300 to offer this feature.
The Hyundai QXI will be even competing with the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon. While the Maruti offering isn’t available with a sunroof, the Tata model offers an optional manually-operated pop-up type sunroof that is actually a dealer-level fitment. This gives the upcoming Hyundai SUV a clear edge over two of its biggest rivals.
The Hyundai QXI is the production version of the Hyundai Carlino HND-14 concept that debuted at the 2016 Auto Expo. However, while the concept model looked too boxy, the production version looks a lot like the Creta and features the company’s latest design language.
The front-end of the Hyundai QXI will feature the company’s latest cascading grille and like the Kona, it will have the ‘Composite Light’ multi-level lighting setup. In the profile, it will look a lot like the Creta and will have similar shape for the pillars.
The rear will have a squarish profile and will carry LED tail lamps. Powering the Hyundai QXI will be a set of petrol and diesel engine. The base petrol variant will have a 1.4-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 100 hp.
The diesel engine will be a 1.4-litre 90 hp motor, while the top-spec variant will have a 100 hp 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic units. The Hyundai QXI will have its world debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (17-28 April). Its India launch will happen soon after its public debut.