The South Korean automaker, Hyundai Motor India, has recently released the first design render of its forthcoming micro-SUV, the Exter. With this design render, the company provided a glimpse of what the new SUV may look like. Taking inspiration from the design render, an artist has created a full design render of this forthcoming SUV. The video rendering of the new Hyundai Exter also shows the upcoming car compared to its soon-to-be biggest rival, the Tata Punch.
The video rendering of the Hyundai Exter has been shared on YouTube via Bagrawala Designs on their channel. At the beginning of the video, glimpses of the front and rear of the Exter are shown, followed by the entire car. We can note that the artist has incorporated the front fascia design from the render released by Hyundai. As for the rear, it appears that the artist has taken design inspiration from the spy shots of the car that we have seen so far. Another one of the major talking points of this rendered video is that the artist has used the body of the Exter’s elder sibling, the Hyundai Venue. However, in reality, the Exter will be a little smaller than the Venue.
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After the solo rendering of the Hyundai Exter, the artist has also created a render of the vehicle next to a Tata Punch as well. The two cars can be seen standing next to each other, giving us a hint of what they could look like in the coming months. It is to be noted that as the Exter in this video uses a Hyundai Venue’s body, the overall design could differ in real life, but for the most part, the size of the Exter will be similar to that of Tata’s most popular micro-SUV, the Punch.
For those who are unaware, the South Korean automaker is planning to launch the Exter in June 2023. The model will take the position as the brand’s most affordable SUV and will be priced in the range of Rs 6-10 lakh. According to reports, the company could be offering the model with a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that can generate 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of torque. The standard gearbox offered will be a 5-speed manual, while a 5-speed AMT may also be provided as an option. The higher variants of the vehicle might also come with the option of a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is already offered in the Venue.
The Exter will reportedly serve as a model for the entire globe, and as a result, the company has been putting it through rigorous testing. Many individuals believe that Hyundai might provide traction-based features like terrain modes to increase the vehicle’s capability, as the vehicle was recently spotted testing in the snow as well. If Hyundai decides to include these features in the Exter, then it will become the most affordable micro-SUV on the market with these features. Along with the Tata Punch, the Exter will be up against the compact SUV C3 from French automaker Citroen and lesser-equipped versions of the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Fronx.
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