The Hyundai QXi (Hyundai Styx) is a sub-Creta SUV that was previewed by the Hyundai HND-14 ‘Carlino' Concept at the Auto Expo 2016. The new SUV will be launched around the end of Q1,2019 and will go on to rival well-established models like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon. Here is a list of 10 features expected on the Hyundai QXi -
The top-end trims of the Hyundai QXi will feature a large touchscreen infotainment unit. The touch-sensitive unit will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink. It will even offer satellite navigation, Bluetooth, and display for the rear camera.
The Hyundai QXi will join the likes of Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon to become one of the most affordable SUVs to offer an electric sunroof. That said, the premium feature is expected to be available only on the top-spec SX(O) trim.
Ventilated Front Seats
The Hyundai Styx will become the first model in its segment to offer ventilated front seats. This premium feature, which has been restricted mainly to much costlier cars, is of great use in a country like ours, which experiences extreme temperatures for a large part of the year.
Dual-tone machined alloy wheels
Spy images have revealed that the top-spec Hyundai Styx will feature dual-tone machined alloy wheels that are sure to jazz up the side profile of the compact SUV. Another highlight here will be the Creta-like DLO and silhouette. Furthermore, the high-end trims will feature brushed aluminium roof rails.
1.0-litre turbo petrol engine
The Hyundai QXi will be available with three engine options - 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol, 1.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol, and 1.4-litre diesel. The former will produce a maximum power of 100 hp and a peak torque of 172 Nm and is expected to offer strong mid-range performance. The 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines will be shared with the Verna.
7-speed Dual Clutch transmission
The low-displacement turbo petrol mill will be paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which will make the new model the only sub-4-metre SUV to offer the advanced gearbox. It may be noted here that the Ford EcoSport, which was launched with a 6-speed DCT in 2013, switched to a torque converter unit with the advent of the mid-cycle facelift. The manual transmission on offer will be a 6-speed unit that is likely to be available across all the engine variants.
Composite Light setup
At the front-end, the Hyundai Styx will feature the company's signature cascading grille and the 'Composite Light' multi-tier front light arrangement. The setup will comprise LED DRLs at the hood-level and projector headlamps at a lower position. This will be similar to what can be seen on the new Santa Fe and the Kona.
LED tail lamps
Spy images have revealed that the Hyundai Styx would feature bold-looking LED tail lamps. The posterior is even expected to feature a chunky bumper and a rear roof spoiler.
Disc Brakes on all wheels
The Hyundai Styx will become the second sub-4-metre SUV, after the Mahindra XUV300, to feature disc brakes on all wheels.
Comprehensive Safety Kit
All trims of the Hyundai Styx will offer dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelt reminder (SBR), reverse parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and high-speed warning buzzer. Moreover, the higher trims are expected to offer Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, side airbags, and reverse parking camera with dynamic guide lines.