Recently, the official teaser of the Hyundai Styx, which will compete against the Mahindra XUV300 and the Maruti Vitara Brezza, has been published, indicating that the new model will come with a sunroof.
The South Korean automaker is gearing up to introduce the new Hyundai Styx (codenamed as the Hyundai QXI) in the foreseeable future to rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the recently launched Mahindra XUV300. The Hyundai Styx first made its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo as the Hyundai Carlino concept model. While the Carlino has such a boxy appearance, the Styx, in its production form, will come with Hyundai’s newest design language and remind us of the Creta.
Firstly, let’s have a look at the teaser to get an overview of what the new Hyundai Styx looks like.
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The heavily camouflaged test mule in the teaser does not reveal many details, but it does indicate some exterior features of the new vehicle. The most outstanding one must be the sunroof, a very popular feature in Indian SUVs these days. Once launched, the Hyundai QXI will be the third SUV which is positioned below the Creta to offer this feature, after the Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport.
Besides these two rivals, the Hyundai Styx will also take on the likes of the Tata Nexon and the Maruti Vitara Brezza. While the Nexon gets an optional manually-powered sunroof which is, in fact, an accessory which can be equipped by a dealer, the Vitara Brezza does not come with this popular feature at all. The availability of the sunroof gives the Hyundai Styx a remarkable advantage over these two formidable competitors.
In the front, the Hyundai Styx will come with Hyundai’s newest cascading grille and borrow the ‘Composite Light’ multi-layer lighting system. On the side profile, it will bear a strong resemblance to the Creta with similar pillars’ shape. Coming to the rear, you can realize a square profile with LED tail lamps.
The sunroof will give the Hyundai Styx a clear advantage over its competitors
As regards the interior, like other Hyundai models, the Hyundai Styx is likely to feature a large 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The SUV will also be equipped with some standard safety features across all the variants such as two airbags, ABS with EBD, etc.
The Hyundai Styx is expected to keep under its hood both petrol and diesel engine options. The entry-level trim will be powered by a 1.4L naturally aspirated petrol motor which can deliver up to 100 hp. The top-of-the-line variant will also get the power from a petrol motor, but this time a 1.0L turbo unit with a maximum power of 100 hp. On the other hand, the diesel variants will receive the power from a 1.4L motor which is good for 90 hp as the top power. The transmission duties will be undertaken by a 6-speed MT gearbox and a 7-speed DCT unit.
The Hyundai Styx will have its international debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, which will take place from April 17 to April 28 this year. The vehicle will be launched in India soon after that.