Hyundai reveals Exter SUV ahead of launch with 5 trims and expected starting price of ₹6 lakh

Hyundai reveals Exter SUV ahead of launch with 5 trims and expected starting price of ₹6 lakh
Hyundai reveals ExterImage credits- Hyundai
  • Hyundai has unveiled the Exter SUV ahead of its launch
  • Exter will be available in five trims - EX, S, SX, SX (O), and SX (O) Connect.
  • Prices are expected to start from around ₹6 lakh (ex-showroom).
Hyundai Motor India has unveiled the first look of their smallest SUV, the Exter. It will be positioned below the Venue in their lineup. Interested buyers can pre-book the Exter by paying a token amount of ₹11,000 either through the company's official website or by visiting a nearby Hyundai dealership.

Engine, powertrain & variants

The upcoming Exter SUV from Hyundai will have a 1.2-liter petrol engine, which is the same as in the Grand i10 Nios, Aura, i20, and Venue models. The power output for the Exter hasn't been disclosed yet, but it is expected to produce similar figures to those of 83hp and 114Nm torque. The engine will be paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. Additionally, Hyundai has announced that they will offer a factory-fitted CNG kit at launch, just like in the Nios and Aura models, as the Exter shares the same platform and underpinnings with them.

The Exter will be available in five different trims – EX, S, SX, SX(O), and top-spec SX(O) Connect. The top-end variant will likely come with connected car features as standard, as suggested by its suffix.

Hyundai Exter exterior design

The Exter follows Hyundai's Parametric design language, which is also seen in other Hyundai models in India. The SUV features a boxy design, a split headlamp set-up with H-patterned LED Daytime Running Lamps, a contrasting black grille with a prominent chin and a faux silver skid plate.

On the sides, the Exter displays round and slightly flared wheel arches with thick cladding, which contribute to its square appearance. The SUV also comes with stylish, dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, a textured finish for the C-pillar, and dual-tone paint options with a floating roof effect.

Rivals and launch timeline


Hyundai's Exter SUV will compete against other models like the Tata Punch, Citroen C3, and Nissan Magnite in the market. The pricing details for the Exter are expected to be announced by Hyundai in late July or early August of this year.

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