Compact SUV segment in India is a space that is growing day after day. Preferences of Indian customers are shifting from sedan to SUV and compact SUVs. Currently, the Indian car market has compact SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. A new entrant in the segment will be the Hyundai Styx. It is expected to be launched by the middle this year and was recently spotted testing in India.
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This is not the first time that the Styx Compact SUV was spotted. But this time around it was spotted with a dual ton paint job and a shark fin antenna. From the images leaked it seems like the upcoming SUV has a white body colour and a black roof. Other interesting feature that can be seen from the images are the interesting design of the alloys. It seems very unique.
The Styx was first unveiled as Carlino concept in 2016 Auto Expo in India. Hyundai has not yet confirmed Styx as the official name of the upcoming Compact SUV. It will take on the cars like Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Mahindra XUV300.
On the outside Hyundai Styx is likely to get signature Hyundai grille. From the side and the rear, design of the Styx looks very similar to the Creta. When launched Hyundai Styx will be the first compact SUV from the brand. On the inside, just like any other Hyundai car, Styx is expected to be feature loaded. It will get a large 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Hyundai will also equip the compact SUV with safety features like dual airbags, ABS, EBD etc. No details about engine are available at the moment, but it is expected that Hyundai will offer Styx in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol engine is expected to be a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces around 118 Bhp while the 1.5-litre diesel engine is expected to produce around 115 Bhp. Hyundai is also expected to launch an automatic version of the Styx. But in order to keep the costs down there is a possibility that Hyundai will only offer AMT with petrol variants only.
Currently, the Tata Nexon is the only SUV in its segment to offer automatic options on both the petrol and diesel engines. The Maruti Brezza offers a diesel automatic while the Ford EcoSport gets a petrol automatic. The Mahindra XUV300 will soon get automatic options with both petrol and diesel options.