The sub-4m compact SUV segment is currently populated by a lot of vehicles. Starting with Ford EcoSport that made the segment famous, there are presently cars like Mahindra XUV 300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon. Hyundai, the second-largest carmaker in India will soon launch the all-new Styx in the segment, which is based on the Carlino concept.
Hyundai has always been known for offering unique features in their vehicles and that evident with the features like wireless charger in the Hyundai Creta and ventilated seats in the Hyundai Verna. The upcoming Styx will follow the same strategy of the brand and will offer a range of features that will make the car set apart from the segment.
The all-new Styx may not directly compete with the vehicles like Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Tata Nexon, but it can be positioned higher in the line-up with premium features. This is something that Mahindra has done with their all-new XUV 300 in the market. As per ICN, the all-new Hyundai Styx will offer leading features in the segment and will carry a premium price tag in the segment. It should be noted that Hyundai is a late-entrant in the segment while the segment is already very well-established and is growing in size.
The upcoming Styx is expected to be offered with features like an electric sunroof, dual-tone body paint, diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED projector headlamps and LED tail lamps on the outside. On the inside, the smallest SUV from the South Korean brand will offer features like cruise control, hill launch assist, vehicle stability control and more. Hyundai will also provide safety features like dual airbags, ABS+EBD and rear parking sensors as standard across the variants. The top-end variants will even get 6-airbag set-up with additional features like reverse camera.
The Hyundai Styx is all set to get unveiled at the at the New York International Motor Show and will be launched in the Indian market around the middle of 2019. It is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Santro. This platform has been derived from the discontinued Hyundai i10 and will also underpin the upcoming, next-generation Grand i10 in the Indian market.
The upcoming Styx has been caught testing on the Indian roads numerous times under heavy camouflage, but the engine details are not yet known. The all-new Styx is likely to be powered by two petrol engines in the international markets. It will also get a diesel engine. Hyundai will offer the all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with the Styx that is expected to produce around 100 Bhp. There will be a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the Verna on offer too. The diesel engine option will also be a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that powers the Hyundai Verna. Hyundai will offer both manual and automatic transmission with the upcoming Styx.