Hyundai is preparing to introduce the codenamed QXi compact SUV in the Indian market soon. The automaker has started testing the vehicle on the Indian roads some time ago as a number of spy shots have been captured here and there. The upcoming vehicle has been spotted recently as well but this time revealing the interiors of the SUV. This is the first time that the interiors of the Hyundai QXi have been spied. The car is based on the Carlino concept which was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi.
Though, the interior of the vehicle has been spied, but it doesn’t reveal much about the features. The dashboard is yet to be revealed but the images show that SUV will come with premium features on the inside, sharing with bigger and more expensive models from the manufacturer. The seats will come with an adjustable headrest for the front row and decent rear legroom. The test mule shows an all- black interior, however, the production version will be offered with dual- tone interior. Apart from these, the QXi compact SUV will come with an 8.0- inch touchscreen infotainment system, as well as a long list of modern features, including a sunroof. The model is expected to be offered with as many as seven airbags on its top- spec variants as well as a host of advanced safety features such as dual- front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors and speed alert reminders as standard fitment.
According to the previously spied images, the exterior of the all- new Hyundai QXi retains the butch look of the Carlino concept shedding the boxy design. In terms of features, the SUV will offer a front grille featuring Hyundai’s new cascading design language, headlights with Hyundai’s Composite design placed next to the grille while LED DRL’s are placed separately above it. The indicators and fog lamps appear to be placed at the extreme low end in the bumper, while a silver skid plate and a small air dam can be seen on the bumper. The wheel arches on the car will be big and cladded as well in order to enhance the “SUV” character of the car.
Under the hood, the 2019 SUV from Hyundai will be offered with multiple engine options in the Indian market. According to the reports, the compact SUV will get a 1 L turbocharged petrol engine producing 118 bhp and 171 Nm torque as well as a naturally aspirated petrol option, most likely from the existing engine line up from Hyundai in the country. A 1.5 L diesel motor producing 115 bhp and 250 Nm torque is also expected to be offered with the new Hyundai QXi. Transmission options might include both the manual and automatic gearboxes on the SUV. Rumors suggest that the new Hyundai compact SUV will come with Electric powertrain that might be under development for the global markets as well.
Expected to be positioned under Creta, the all- new Hyundai compact SUV is likely to be launched sometime in March 2019. The official badging for the Hyundai QXi is expected to be announced when the manufacturer officially reveals the SUV in the country. Likely to be priced somewhere from Rs 7 Lakh to Rs 11 Lakh, ex- showroom, when launched, the Hyundai QXi will take against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming 2019 Hyundai QXi in the Indian market.