Hyundai Exter revealed: Bookings open for Hyundai's all-new compact SUV

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Delhi : Hyundai has finally formally unveiled the forthcoming Exter SUV for India after a series of teases. Hyundai has shown the Exter's external design for the first time and announced the trim options and available powertrains in India. Bookings for a nominal sum of Rs 11,000 are now available.

Details of the Hyundai Exter's engine and variation

A 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, which is also offered on the Grand i10, Nios, Aura, i20, and Venue, will be an option for the Exter. Although the manufacturer hasn't disclosed the Exter's output, anticipate it to generate a comparable 83 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque. The engine will be paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT transmission, according to Hyundai. 

Hyundai will provide a factory-installed CNG kit on the Exter at launch, much like it does on the Nios and the Aura. In actuality, the Exter is built on the same foundation as the latter two.

Five trim levels of the Exter will be available: EX, S, SX, SX(O), and the highest-spec SX(O) Connect. The top-end trim's suffix implies that connected car technologies will be included as standard. 

Exterior styling for the Hyundai Exter

Even though Hyundai has only just unveiled the outside, recent spy photos of the SUV being tested in South Korea already showed off the finished look. The India-specific model is essentially the same as the model spotted outside. In addition, Hyundai has stated that the Exter will be the first vehicle to be sold in India in a new exterior paint colour named "Ranger Khaki."

The Exter adheres to Hyundai's Parametric design language with boxy dimensions and an upright attitude, like many other Hyundai cars in India. It has a split headlight configuration with LED Daytime Running Lamps in the shape of an H. A large chin with a fake silver skid plate and a broad, contrasting black grille are also added to the front fascia.

The Exter's square appearance is accentuated in profile by Hyundai's smallest SUV's round and slightly flared wheel arches and thick cladding across the length of the vehicle. Roof rails, elegant dual-tone alloy wheels, a textured C-pillar finish, and dual-tone paint choices with a floating roof impression are all available.

Hyundai has not yet shown the Exter's back appearance, but prior spy photos suggested an upright tailboard, a shark fin antenna and a tiny built-in spoiler placed just over the rear glass. The rear bumper is tall and flat, has a dual-tone finish, and has a noticeable skid plate. The taillamps also have H-shaped LED lighting components.

Launch date for the Hyundai Exter in India

A price announcement for the Exter is anticipated from Hyundai sometime in late July or early August of this year. The SUV, which will sit below the Venue, will be the least expensive model offered by the company in India. Its primary competitors in the Indian market will be the well-liked Tata Punch and Citroen C3.