The Hyundai Styx is currently one of the most highly anticipated vehicles to be coming to our shores in recent times. It will be Hyundai’s first attempt at the compact SUV segment not only on India, but also in various global markets. Hyundai will globally be unveiling the Styx at the New York Auto Show, which will be held in April-2019.
Earlier codenamed the QXi, this compact SUV was spotted undergoing testing here on numerous occasions. It has been spotted again, albeit in a production version. Hyundai will be launching the Styx globally sometime in 2020.
India launch is also expected to happen at around the same time. Coming to the test mule, it looks like a scaled down version of the Creta mid-size SUV at first glance. The Styx will also be sharing its platform with the Grand i10 here.
Coming to the test mule, the top-spec (fully-loaded) Styx will get projector headlamps up front and LED tail-lamps at the rear. On its side profile, we can see the Styx sporting 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. At the rear, the compact SUV has squared-off tail-lamps and a shark finish antenna.
Engine-wise, the Styx will likely be offered with a 1.2-litre petrol motor and a 1.5-litre diesel one. Hyundai will also bring the 1.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 100 BHP of power and 172 Nm of torque. These will be available in both manual and automatic transmissions.
Hyundai are expected to price the Styx moderately in order to make it a good pick amongst competitors. The Styx will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon and the recently launched Mahindra XUV300. We can expect more news regarding the compact SUV to arrive soon.
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