Hyundai’s Upcoming Micro-SUV Spied For The First Time

Hyundai’s Upcoming Micro-SUV Spied For The First Time

In 2018, Hyundai confirmed that it is working on a micro SUV that will sit below the Creta and Venue (then called the QXi concept) in the carmaker’s SUV lineup. Now, we have got a glimpse of Hyundai’s micro SUV for the very first time.

 

Hyundai’s Upcoming Micro-SUV

Since the test mule was heavily camouflaged, it didn’t reveal anything much about the new SUV. That said, it looks like a baby Venue as it gets a tall boy design. Upfront, it gets the family look with bumper-mounted headlamps flanking mesh style grille. It gets a large window area and the rear door handles are positioned near the C-pillar similar to what we have seen on the Altroz. The mule spied here seems to be the top-spec variant as it features stylish looking alloy wheels. 

Under the hood, the micro-SUV likely to share its engines with the Grand i10 Nios. The Nios is offered with three engine options to choose from: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine (83PS/114Nm), 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine (100PS/172Nm) and a 1.2-litre diesel engine (75PS/190Nm). Where all the engines are offered with a 5-speed MT, the 1.2-litre petrol is available with a 5-speed AMT as well. Hyundai might also offer Santro’s 1.1-litre petrol engine (69PS/99Nm) on the lower variants of the micro SUV.

Hyundai is yet to reveal any official details about the new SUV but expect it to debut by late-2021 or early 2022. Once launched, it will rival likes of the Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Maruti Ignis and the upcoming Tata HBX. Expect the SUV to be priced from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. 

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