Hyundai Exter production begins; Launch on July 10

The first Exter micro SUV was rolled out of Hyundai’s facility in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu today. The Hyundai Exter is an upcoming compact SUV that is expected to launch in India on July 10, 2023. In an instagram post, Hyundai Motor India said that “he first Hyundai EXTER has rolled out and we can’t be more excited. It is the signature ‘Ranger-Khaki’ colour, a striking new shade exclusive to this all-new SUV.”


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The vehicle is touted as a rival to the Tata Punch and will be positioned below the Hyundai Venue in the brand’s lineup. The Exter is a 5-seater micro SUV with a 1197.0 cc engine and will be available in two transmission options: Manual and Automatic.

The Exter will be available in five different colors: Atlas White, Fiery Red, Ranger Khaki, Starry Night, and Titan Grey. The expected price range for the Hyundai Exter is between Rs. 6.00 – 10.00 Lakh.

Hyundai Exter production begins; Launch on July 10

Bookings for the Hyundai Exter are currently open, and potential buyers can call 1800-11-4645 to book their Exter. The Exter is expected to start from a price of 6 Lakh.

Last week, Hyundai officially released the brochure for the upcoming Hyundai Exter. The brochure revealed several features of the Exter, which is expected to be more equipped than its direct rival, the Tata Punch.

The Exter’s exterior design includes a modern split LED headlamp design with H-shaped LED DRLs, a sporty front bumper with a silver skid plate, H-shaped LED taillights, and a massive silver skid plate, giving it a tall boy appearance.

Hyundai Exter production begins; Launch on July 10

The interior of the Exter is spacious, with a dashboard layout that includes a textured plastic material on the passenger side, a single-stack infotainment screen, a digital instrument cluster, and automatic climate control. The seats will feature sporty semi-leatherette upholstery.

One unique feature of the Exter is the factory-installed dashcam, which is not available in the Tata Punch. The dashcam is located next to the interior rearview mirror and has a screen and cameras on both sides. The car will also have an 8-inch infotainment screen and a 4.2-inch TFT MID instrument cluster, with support for 10 regional and 2 global languages.

Safety features include ESC (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), HAC (Hill Assist Control), 3-Point Seat Belt & seatbelt reminder for all seats, ABS with EBD, Burglar Alarm, and more. The Exter will also be the only car in the segment to offer features like a built-in dashboard camera and TPMS.

The Exter will come with two powertrain options: a 1.2 L Kappa petrol and a 1.2 L Bi-fuel Kappa petrol with CNG. Transmission options include Smart auto AMT and a 5-speed manual.