The Hyundai Styx SUV, which is projected to be introduced to the Indian auto market by mid-2019, has been spied testing in India.
The Indian compact SUV segment has been growing at a rapid speed with the customers’ preference shifting from sedans to SUVs and compact SUVs. The compact SUVs currently available in the Indian car market include Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the recently launched Mahindra XUV300. A new vehicle which is going to make its entry into the segment is the Hyundai Styx. Recently, it was spied testing on Indian roads before its official launch by the middle of 2019.
Recently, a test mule of the Hyundai Styx was spotted on Indian roads
Unlike the previous occasions, this time, the Styx was spied with a two-tone paint scheme with a white body and a black roof as well as a shark fin antenna. Moreover, the heavily camouflaged test mule does indicate that the front of the upcoming Hyundai compact SUV will feature a typical Hyundai’s grille, the side profile and the rear will remind us much of the Creta.
In terms of the interior, the Hyundai Styx is expected to be equipped with a wide 8-inch touchscreen infotainment setup like any other Hyundai vehicles. Some safety features will also be equipped as standard on the SUV including two airbags, ABS with EBD, etc.
Although the South Korean automaker has not made any confirmations on the engines of the new Styx SUV, it is expected to be powered by a 1.0L petrol turbo petrol motor and a 1.5L diesel unit. While the former can deliver 118 bhp, the latter is good for 115 bhp. An AMT version of the Styx is also likely to be introduced but only on the petrol variants only as a method to keep the price down.
The Hyundai Styx is expected to be powered by both petrol and diesel engine options
At present, the Tata Nexon is the only compact SUV in the class to come with an automatic transmission on both the petrol and diesel variants. The Maruti Brezza is equipped with an AT gearbox on the diesel variants while the Ford EcoSport gets that on the petrol ones. The Mahindra SUV will soon be offered with automatic transmission with both petrol and diesel variants. Therefore, the introduction of the AMT variant will help the Hyundai Styz increase the competitiveness in the teeming compact SUV segment.