So far for Hyundai, the Creta has been the only compact utility vehicle which has been bringing in the sales and holding the fort for the company in the huge demand and craze for under 20 lakh urban utility vehicle in India. That said, the segment below the Creta, the one of the sub-compact SUVs has been at the center of the rising demand for SUV-styled vehicle in our country. In order to bank on the same and compete with the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, the south korean automaker is going to introduce the Styx, it own under-4-meters SUV in the Indian market soon.
Hyundai Styx India- Launch Date
It was earlier being said that the Hyundai Compact SUV launch will take place only around the end of this decade. However, Hyundai India has said it plans to launch the Styx by mid-2019. Hyundai was reportedly working on an MPV for India based on the Hexa Space concept. However, the recent slump is MPV sales seems to have prompted a shift in focus towards SUVs/crossovers.
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Hyundai Styx Compact SUV||Mid-2019|
Hyundai Styx- Price in India
In all likelihood, the Hyundai Compact SUV will go on sale with an aggressive price tag. Expect the entry-level model to have a starting price of roughly INR 7.5 lakh. The top-end Diesel variant could cost a little north of INR 10.5 lakh.
|Hyundai Styx Compact SUV Base Model||Rs. 7.5 lakh|
|Hyundai Styx Compact SUV Top Model||Rs. 10.5 lakh|
Hyundai Styx- Engine Specifications
Powering the new Hyundai compact SUV in India might be the same engines that power the Elite i20. This means that the Styx will come with a 1.2 litre Kappa VTVT Normally Aspirated petrol and a 1.4 litre U2 CRDi Turbocharged Diesel engine. The 1.2 Petrol offers a max. power of 82 bhp and a peak torque of 114.7 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. Whereas, the 1.4 Diesel oil burner pumps out a max. power of 88.7 bhp and a peak torque of 220 Nm. Transmission options could include 6-Speed Manual and 4-Speed Auto units.
Also on the cards could be a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. However, nothing’s official about this small capacity petrol motor. That said, by the time the compact SUV arrives, this new engine could already be powering certain Hyundai models in India. We won’t be surprised if the production-spec Hyundai Compact SUV gets a 1.0-litre turbo petrol with an optional 7-speed dual clutch automatic.
Hyundai Styx Compact SUV Specifications
|Engine Options||1.2 litre Kappa VTVT Petrol; 1.4 litre U2 CRDi Diesel|
|Power||82 BHP @ 6000rpm; 88.7 BHP @ 4000rpm|
|Torque||114Nm @ 4000rpm; 220Nm @ 1750rpm – 2750rpm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual; 6-Speed Manual/4-Speed Auto|
|Mileage||17-18 km/l; 20-22 km/l (Estimated)|
|Dimensions||3997 mm x 1775 mm x 1690 mm|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm|
Hyundai Styx- Mileage
Though there are still no concrete details regarding the specifications of the Styx, we expect the petrol derivative of this urban soft-roader to promise a fuel-efficiency figure of around 17-18 km/l. While we estimate the diesel derivative of this vehicle to promise a fuel-efficiency figure of 20-22 km/l.
|Hyundai Styx Petrol Mileage||Up to 17-18 km/l|
|Hyundai Styx Diesel Mileage||Up to 20-22 km/l|
Hyundai Styx- Dimensions
We expect the QXI compact SUV to measure 3,997 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width and 1,690 mm in height. The car is going to sport a ground clearance of 190mm. While the boot capacity is expected to stand at 320-litres.
Hyundai Styx- Features
Hyundai has always been generous when it comes filling up their cars with features and creature comforts. Hence, the Styx too is expected to come with an impressive feature list. Expect the car to come with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, diamond cut alloy wheels, multi-functional steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple Car Play among other features.
- Projector Headlamps
- Cornering Lights
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Automatic Climate Control
- Automatic Headlamps
- Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
- Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Apple Car Play
- Android Auto
- Keyless Entry
- Push Button Start-Stop
Hyundai Styx- Safety Features
Just like having an impressive equipment list, the Styx or the QXI will also have an equally impressive safety kit. As standard, it will offer dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Reversing Parking Sensors. Higher models will get day and night IRVM, reversing camera, ISOFIX Child seat mounts and side and curtain airbags.
- Dual Front Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Reversing Parking Sensors
- Side And Curtain Airbags
- Day And Night IRVM
- Reversing Camera
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Hyundai Styx- Exteriors
Hyundai Styx or HND14 is a concept vehicle which showcases what Hyundai has in store for us in near future. This car, unlike most Fluidic design cars from the brand, has very aggressive and butch looks. It, however, does follow the design principles that we have seen on other Hyundai cars. The Hyundai Carlino compact SUV comes with a very aggressive front with a large grille, chunky bumpers and scuff plates under the bumper. The headlamps and fog lamps are sleek and are kind of geometric shapes which are more complex than usually seen on Hyundai cars.
The sides are characterized by huge chunky wheel arches, tall boy design, large wheels and muscular body lines. There is also a side body cladding running all across. The rear gets chunky and hexagonal tail lamps with a subtle side sweep, small and high tailgate glass, sporty-dual tone finish bumper and rear scuff plates. The rear of the Styx looks very similar to the Jeep Renegade small SUV, especially bits like the tail lamps and rear windshield.
Hyundai Styx- Interiors
Although Hyundai has not shared any official pictures of the interiors, yet they have shared some of the key interior and feature aspects of the Hyundai Styx compact SUV. It includes fashion inspired interior themes, flexibility and versatility of a compact urban car.
Hyundai Styx- Variants
The Styx is going to retail under the same variant nomenclature as the Creta. Hence, it will go on sale in a total of 6 different variants. These will be E, E+, S, SX, SX (Dual-Tone) and SX (O). However, if Hyundai decides to sell this SUV under the variant nomenclature as that of the i20, then it will retail under Era, Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta (O).
Hyundai Styx- Colours
It is too early to comment on the number and the options of colour schemes under which this sub-4-meter SUV is going to retail in. However, we can still speculate that it is going to get these basic colours from the pallet such as Orange, Grey, Silver, Red, Black and White.
Hyundai Styx- Image Gallery
Here are some images from the unveiling of the Carlino concept at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Hyundai Styx Compact SUV- Specification Table
|Launch Date||Festive Season 2019|
|Price||INR 7 Lakh to INR 11 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.2-litre VTVT / 1.4-litre CRDi|
|Power||82 BHP / 88 BHP|
|Torque||114 Nm / 220 BHP|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual / 4-Speed Auto|
|Mileage||16-17km/l / 22-23km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|
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