Hyundai Styx will compete against Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300
Hyundai Styx will likely be launched in May this year to become the Korean manufacturer’s most affordable SUV. A test mule of the upcoming model was recently spotted testing by us on the roads of Delhi-NCR. It will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and also the newly launched Mahindra XUV300.
It is loosely based on the Hyundai HND-14 Carlino concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. Various spy images have revealed that the compact SUV will have a bold styling with several elements that will remind you of the Creta.
The front of the Hyundai Styx will have a bold cascading grille and Composite Light multi-level lighting arrangement with LED DRLs at top, main beams in the middle, and fog lamps at the lower-most level. This will be similar to what we have already seen on the latest Santa Fe and Kona.
In the side profile, the Hyundai Styx will look a lot like Creta because of a similar greenhouse, roofline, and pillars. The top model will ride on diamond-cut alloy wheels, while the high-end trims could feature roof rails. At the rear, the SUV will have wrap-around LED tail lamps.
The Hyundai Styx will be sold with a turbocharged petrol and turbocharged diesel engines. The former will be a 1.0-litre unit that will produce a maximum power of 118 bhp and a peak torque of 171 Nm. The diesel engine will be a 1.5-litre motor that will offer 115 hp and 250 Nm.
Both the engines are expected to be available with both manual and automatic transmissions. The Hyundai Styx is likely to have a starting price of Rs 7.4 lakh (ex-showroom). It is expected to be responsible for helping its South Korean carmaker gain from the huge popularity of affordable SUVs.