As you might know, Hyundai is all set to launch another small crossover called ‘Exter‘ in the Indian market, and we now have some juicy details—which I think will help you decide whether to exterminate your existing vehicle for this so-called Exter. You need to wait some more days for prices, but in the meantime, let’s hop in.
We already talked about the Exter’s looks in the previous post, so we don’t wanna spend too much time talking about it again. However, it has to be said that the Exter tries very hard to look rugged and off-roady compared with the Venue—upon which it is based, but be informed that the vehicle retains a front-wheel-drive configuration and it is not advisable to drive into woods in this one either.
But anyway, key exterior highlights (depending on the trim) include H-shaped LED running lights; projector headlights; Diamond-cut alloy wheels; skid plates front & rear (most likely faux), and a voice-enabled electric sunroof.
On the inside, things look fairly familiar. I mean, the dashboard looks similar to—not of the Venue—but to the i10 and Aura duo. Key highlights include a digital cluster with a 4.2-inch color MID; an 8-inch touchscreen; 10 regional language support in the cluster; pre-loaded ambient sounds of nature (selectable from the infotainment); a Dashcam with Dual Camera; cruise control; semi-leatherette upholstery, and more.
As for safety, Hyundai says that the Exter offers 6 airbags (driver, passenger, curtain & side) as standard across all trims. Other than that, the usual stuff includes ABS with EBD; ESC (Electronic Stability Control); VSM (Vehicle Stability Management); HAC (Hill Assist Control); seatbelt reminder (for all seats); rear parking sensors; reversing camera; Emergency Stop Signal (flashing brake lights); TPMS, and rear defogger.
As for powertrain options, the Exter is gonna offer a 1.2L Kappa petrol engine (E20 fuel ready) with either 5-MT or AMT, and 1.2L Kappa bi-fuel (petrol or CNG) with 5-MT.