Hyundai Styx is the South Korean automaker’s attempt at a sub-4-meter compact SUV aimed squarely at the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra XUV 300.
The sub-4-meter SUV segment in India is currently one of the fastest growing utility vehicle segment in India. It currently has some big names which include the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Honda WR-V. And soon, this month itself, we are going to see the arrival of yet another important product in this space, the Mahindra XUV 300. However, Hyundai, country’s second largest automobile manufacturer in terms of sales, has been absent from this particular segment all-together with its complete focus on the Creta which is placed in a segment above.
However, the same is about to change soon! Sometime during the second half of this year, Hyundai is finally going to introduce its own iteration of a sub-4-meter compact SUV in the Indian market. Various reports state that this Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV 300 challenger will be named as the Styx.
The Hyundai Styx is based on the same platform which underpins the current generation Hyundai i20. It will measure under 4-meters in length and find its place below the Hyundai Creta in the automaker’s portfolio. We expect the Styx to fall in-between the price range of INR 7.5 lakh to INR 10 lakh.
Though not confirmed, we expect that the Hyundai Styx is going to launch in India in petrol as well as in diesel configurations. The petrol derivative is likely to get a 1.0-litre, turbocharged engine while the diesel derivative will get a 1.4-litre, CRDi unit. Power outputs are likely to remain in the vicinity of 100 BHP. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox. In addition to this, there will be an AMT unit on offer as well, at least for the petrol derivative.
The feature list of the Hyundai Styx SUV is going to be quite extensive. Top-spec variants will get features such as LED projector headlamps, daytime running lights, automatic climate control, a sunroof, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers to name a few. The Styx will also score high when it comes to safety. Right from the base variant onwards, you will get dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, rear parking sensors and speed alert system.