Hyundai is planning to enter the highly competitive compact SUV segment in India. The South Korean automaker is developing a sub 4-metre model which is slated to launch here sometime during 2019. As per reports, the car is likely to be christened the Styx.

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Hyundai Styx is named after bear named after the Pluto planet’s smallest moon.

Codenamed the QXi, this model will be based on the Carlino concept that Hyundai showcased during the 2014 Auto Expo. We can expect the Styx to look like a scaled-down version of the Hyundai Creta  The Styx was spied testing recently, indicating that its launch is not far away from now.

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The Hyundai Styx was previewed as the Hyundai Carlino HND-14 Concept at the 2016 Auto Expo.

The Styx will come powered by a 1.0 litre, three-cylinder, turbo petrol engine. This unit will deliver 110 bhp of power and 170 Nm of torque. On the other hand, there will be a 1.4 litre, turbocharged diesel engine which produces 89 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque.

Both these engines will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The automatic version of the Styx will be launched later on in its life cycle. Coming to its chassis, the Styx will feature a monocoque body shell and will be available in front-wheel drive.

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Thanks to the evolution of Hyundai’s design language, the production-spec model won’t resemble the boxy Carlino Concept from the biennial event.

The Styx will be underpinned by the same platform seen on the i20. When launched, the Styx will have its rivals in the form of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport and the Tata Nexon. The Styx is expected to be priced at around Rs.8 lakh, with prices going up to Rs.12 lakh for the top trims.

 
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