The Hyundai QXi (Styx) was previewed by the Hyundai Carlino concept at the 2016 Auto Expo and will be positioned under the Creta when launched here in India
Hyundai is planning to strengthen their position further in the small SUV space in India. They already launched the Creta which is doing quite well and is a direct rival to the Maruti Brezza. Now Hyundai will be adding another small SUV to their lineup which will be positioned under the Creta.
The entry-level SUV was recently spotted while it was being tested on Indian roads and based on these spy shots IAB has worked on a new rendering of the sub-compact SUV Styx codenamed QXi. As you can notice in the rendered image that the highlight of the front profile of the QXi SUV will be its cascading grille, the new grille design is the latest styling feature which you will also find in some other recently launched Hyundai cars.
The second highlight of the front profile is definitely the two-tier ‘Composite Light’ setup, which can also be seen on the Kona SUV. The lower level is a projector setup while the upper level towards the front hood gets LED DRL’s. The rest of the SUV styling somehow will be inspired by the Creta SUV which is also quite clear by the straight lines on the hood and also towards side profile of the SUV.
However to highlight the cars ruggedness the SUV gets all around body claddings and faux skid plates. The rendered image of the QXi gets roof rails as well while the larger alloy wheels seem to also have taken some inspiration from the bigger and bolder Creta.
The Hyundai Styx will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options under its hood. The petrol variant will get 1.2-litre Kappa engine in a different state of tune which powers the Grand i10 as well the i20 hatchback. Expect the higher spec variants to feature a new 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol engine which promises to return impressive power figures of 120 ps and 171 Nm of torque. The diesel variant, on the other hand, is expected to get a new 1.5 Litre diesel unit.
The engines will be paired to a 5 or 6 speed manual transmission while there will perhaps also be an AMT transmission on offer as well for the first time on any Hyundai car. Expect this new entry-level SUV from Hyundai to be launched towards late 2020 or early 2021.