Upcoming SUVs in India: Hyundai QXi Sub-Compact SUV Teased

The Hyundai QXi SUV teaser offers distant glimpses of the car that will face competition from the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, and Ford EcoSport.

Upcoming Hyundai QXi SUV

Upcoming Hyundai QXi SUV

Hyundai QXi, the upcoming entrant for the sub-4 metres SUV segment, has been teased in a new video by the South Korean carmaker’s Indian arm. The teaser offers distant glimpses of the car that will go up against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, and Ford EcoSport in India. It must be noted that ‘QXi’ is the vehicle’s codename — its official name will be revealed when Hyundai debuts the car at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. But word has it that the carmaker will name it Hyundai Styx.

The new Hyundai Styx SUV, based on the Carlino concept that was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, will share its platform with the Hyundai Grand i10 and Hyundai Xcent. It will be slotted below the Hyundai Creta in the company’s line-up.

The aforementioned teaser isn’t the first time the Hyundai QXi has been spotted; several images of its test mule have already been doing the rounds of the internet for a few days now. And from what we have seen of the upcoming Hyundai sub-compact SUV so far, it would be safe to say that it will feature typical Hyundai design elements. At the front, the QXi will get a cascading grille and split LED DRL headlamps. Whereas the SUV’s rear will include LED taillamps, even if only on top-end trims.

Hyundai QXi

Inside, the Hyundai QXi SUV could get either a dual-tone finish or perhaps an all-black interior. As far as features go, expect Hyundai to offer a plethora of features so as to ensure it can take on its feature-loaded rivals. The upcoming SUV in India is likely to receive a large touchscreen in the infotainment system that will include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Besides that, the Hyundai QXi will get a sunroof, ventilated front seats, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, etc.

Upcoming Hyundai QXi SUV

Now, the Hyundai QXi’s engine line-up. The carmaker will offer a couple of engine options with this one: a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. Some reports claim that Hyundai will also offer a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol, but we should know more about that next month. Oh and the transmission options will include a manual and an optional AMT.