The Styx comes with LED tail lamps and the design is based on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the debut is expected to take place at NYIAS in April
Hyundai is developing a new compact SUV and it is codenamed as QXi. The production model is likely to be named as Styx and the test mule has been spotted again in India. But this time, the spy shots reveal the new LED tail lamps and the reversing lights are placed on the lower part of the bumper.
The upcoming compact SUV is based on the new Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy and it is expected to look different from the Carlino Concept debuted at the 2016 Auto Expo as the front get split headlamps design with projectors and the DRLs are placed on top. The QXi comes with the signature grille of Hyundai and black plastic cladding across the body.
The Styx is based on the Grand i10 platform and the new model will measure under four meters to get the excise duty benefits. The interior design theme might be similar to other new generation models from Hyundai and the quality of materials is expected to be really good with excellent space for both front and rear passengers.
The compact SUV will be packed with features like touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, rear AC vents, electronically controlled exterior mirrors, reverse camera with parking sensors, cruise control, automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, multi-function steering wheel and more.
The safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD as standard while the top-spec model could offer ESC and traction control. The Styx will debut the 1.0 L turbocharged petrol engine in India and it produces 120 PS of power and 171 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is going to be the same 1.4 L unit from the Elite i20 with 90 PS.
Some reports suggest that it could also come with the new 1.5 L diesel, which is currently under development. The company will also offer a 1.2 L Kappa engine with 83 PS. These engines will be mated to 5-speed or 6-speed manual and AMT gearbox options. The Styx is likely to make its debut at the New York International Auto Show in April followed by India launch in the same month.