Hyundai Styx (Hyundai QXi) first teaser video aired

The compact SUV segment is a fiercely competitive segment in the Indian car market. The trend started with Ford launching the Ecosport, followed by Maruti`s Vitara Brezza, Tata`s Nexon and Mahindra`s XUV300. Hyundai still doesn’t have a compact SUV in its arsenal, but all of that is set to change very soon.

Hyundai will soon be launching the Styx (QXi) in the Indian market. The Korean carmaker has released a teaser video of its upcoming SUV. The teaser video showcases the SUV`s drivability and endurance in extreme weather and high-altitude conditions.

The Hyundai Styx is the Korean auto giant`s answer to the Vitara Brezza which is the best-selling compact SUV in the country, with monthly sales of around 12,000 units, Brezza is the undisputed king in its segment. The Styx (QXi) is the production version of the Hyundai Carlino and will rival the likes of the Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Vitara Brezza.

On tape the Hyundai Styx will measure under 4 meters in length. It is smaller than the Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Creta. The Styx has an upright stance and looks like a smaller version of the Creta. The front features a split DRL-headlight setup like in the new Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona. The taillights will get LED units on the higher spec variants. The first look of the production spec Styx will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, which is set to begin on 17th April, 2019. 

Under the hood the Hyundai Styx will available with three engine options. A 1.4 litre 100 hp petrol motor, 1.4 litre 90 hp oil burner and a 1.0 litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit. The new 1.0 litre motor will generate 100 hp and 172 Nm of peak torque mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The 1.4 litre petrol and diesel units will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

It is expected to be launched in India soon after its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. Stay tuned to DriveStreak for more updates.

[Image source – Indianautosblog]

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