Hyundai Styx (QXi) will be launched in mid-2019. It will compete with Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300.
Even though having a quite a few productions in various segment of the market, Hyundai hasn’t penetrated the compact SUV segment yet. In 2019, Hyundai is planning to launch their first sub-four-meter SUV in India with the Hyundai Styx. Hyundai is among the latecomers to the segment, however, it is still possible that they could make a strong case for itself.
Hyundai’s first compact SUV codenamed QXi is inspired by the Carlino Concept which was displayed at the 2016 Auto Expo. Three years later, the Carlino has translated into real-life version under the name Styx, presumably.
Here are all that we could know about the Styx until now.
1. Hyundai Styx's exterior takes hints from the Creta
The Carlino concept car features the signature cascading grille and Conspire Light setup of Hyundai. Besides, it also has a twin headlamp setup and a LED DRL on top and a regular headlamp. This design style is shared among some Hyundai SUVs like the Santa Fe and Kona.
The QXI itself is spotted being tested for quite sometimes. According to the mule images, we could tell that the side of the QXi will be somehow identical to the segment-leading Hyundai Creta with a floating roof and diamond cut alloy wheels. This SUV will not miss SUV’s signature elements like roof rail, LED tail lights and faux skid plate.
Hyundai Styx is the production version of the Carlino Concept showcased at Auto Expo 2016
In Hyundai’s words, “HND-14, Carlino is sub-four meter concept SUV developed at the Hyundai Namyang Design Centre. HND-14, Hyundai Carlino boasts multi-function lifestyle ability making an urban iconic statement with its unique design and stylish exteriors. The futuristic design direction showcases Hyundai’s commitment to meet the growing aspirations of Indian customers opting for SUV’s.”
Hyundai Styx's side will take inspiration from the Creta
2. Hyundai Styx (QXi) has upmarket interior
As what Hyundai has recently put on their cars, we could expect that the Styx will come with a fully-loaded feature list. It might include features like rear AC vents, chilled glove box, and cruise control.
3. Hyundai Styx (QXi) 2019 gets the same powertrain options
Hyundai Styx will be offered in various engine options. One of those is the 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine with 125bhp on tap. With the power output, the Styx will be able to keep up with other competitors in the segment like Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. It is likely that this motor will be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
There is the rumour that the diesel version will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. This motor could churn out 115bhp. Hyundai will feature this engine on the upcoming Hyundai Verna and various other cars. If it is true then it would go with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Styx might get a large diesel engine of 1.5 litre that also powers the upcoming Verna
These are not all that are available on the Styx. To keep the price in check, Hyundai will get the lower variants a smaller engine. Specifically, Hyundai reworks the 1.2-litre Kappa naturally-aspired petrol powering the ongoing Grand i10 and Elite i20 to make it BSVI-compliant. This unit will be on offer along with an optional automatic transmission system called “Smart Auto”.
4. Hyundai Styx (QXi) 2019 will return the mileage of 20 to 21kmpl
As the engine options range includes mostly new-developed engine, it is expected that they will return a good mileage. Based on the performance of these presumably engines on the existing cars, we could expect it to meet the mileage of 20kmpl for the 1.0-litre petrol engine and 21kmph for the 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Hyundai Styx is expected to offer the mileage ranging from 20 to 21kmpl
5. Hyundai Styx (QXi) 2019 will be a strong competitor to Maruti Brezza and Ford EcoSport
In Hyundai’s production portfolio, Hyundai Styx will slot under the best-selling Hyundai Creta. And it will go up against Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, and another newcomer from Mahindra, the S201. As the SUV segment is in the limelight and car manufacturers are trying their best to make a case for themselves in the market, it is predictable that the Styx will have a hard time competing with others. However, considering how successful Hyundai has got with the small SUV Creta, it is highly possible that Styx will do well too.
The new sub-four-metre Styx will take on the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon
6. Hyundai Styx launch date will be in April 2019
Hyundai has confirmed that the QXi will be launched in April 2019. It has been a good long time since the concept car debuted at the Auto Expo 2016, so hopefully, Hyundai will come back in time and not get us to wait any longer.
7. Hyundai Styx (Hyundai QXi) will cost around 6 to 7 lakh
Hyundai Styx will be priced around 6 lakh to 7 lakh. At this price range, the Styx is not a cheap car to own. However, it is understandable that the price might be hyped up compared to the recent market as 2020 will come along with various safety and emission norms that require every carmaker to better equip their productions with better safety and eco-friendly engine, all of which would come at a certain price.