According to the latest sales statistics for September 2023, the Exter became Hyundai’s largest selling compact car. Note that this tag was held by the Grand i10 Nios in the last few years. Exter has become a well-received micro SUV since its debut, consistently achieving strong sales figures. The surge in SUV purchases overall has played a significant role in this success. Hyundai recognized this trend and seized the opportunity to introduce an exceptionally affordable micro SUV, giving birth to the Exter. Furthermore, the Korean automaker has outfitted it with the latest technology, convenience features, connectivity options, and standard safety measures to attract a wider range of customers. Here are the details.
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Exter is Hyundai’s Largest Selling Compact Car
The latest sales details reveal that the Korean auto giant was able to sell an impressive 8,647 units of the Exter. This is significantly higher than the 7,430 units it sold in August 2023. Interestingly, for the month of September 2023, Hyundai sold 5,223 units of the Grand i10 Nios, 6,481 units of the i20 premium hatchback and 3,900 units of the Aura/Xcent. This is a testament to the popularity of the micro SUV/ crossover hatchback in our market. Its premium features, standard safety equipment and smooth transmissions are some of the reasons for its overwhelming success.
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The Hyundai Exter offers a choice between two different engines: a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.2-litre bi-fuel engine capable of running on either petrol or CNG. The petrol engine delivers a power output of 83 hp and a peak torque of 113.8 Nm. In contrast, the bi-fuel engine has slightly lower specifications, producing 69 hp and 95.2 Nm of power and torque. Buyers of the petrol engine variant have the option of pairing it with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT gearbox, providing them with choices to suit their preferences. Meanwhile, the bi-fuel engine is exclusively available with a manual gearbox. The Exter’s price range starts from Rs 6 lakh and goes up to Rs 10 lakh, excluding showroom charges.
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What We Think
Hyundai has constantly been updating its portfolio to stay a prominent brand in our Indian market. That is the reason it has been at the second spot on the sales charts for decades now. It keeps gauging the customer sentiments and takes constant feedback about what the buyers want. Taking all these things into consideration, Hyundai offers cutting-edge technology, handy convenience features and options of multiple powertrains in most of its products to cater to a wide range of customers. Let us keep an eye out for how things turn out going forward.