Youtube user N.I.John has uploaded a video of a Hyundai Styx (Hyundai QXi) test mule undergoing high-speed testing on an expressway. The Maruti Vitara Brezza-rivalling sub-Creta crossover will launch towards the end of Q1 2019.
Previewed by the Hyundai HND-14 ‘Carlino' Concept, its aesthetics will follow the company's newest design theme whose highlights include a bolder iteration of the signature cascading grille and the 'Composite Light' setup. The new lighting sep includes LED DRLs at the hood level and a projector headlamp setup at a lower position. Thanks to them, the Hyundai Styx will have a connection with the new Santa Fe and Kona.
In the side profile, the Hyundai Styx features a Creta-like silhouette with a similar C-pillar and roofline. As seen in the video, the beltline rises swiftly towards the rear, which is a feature that will stylize the 2019 Hyundai Grand i10. The posterior of the new model is expected to mirror that of the Creta to a large extent.
Armando Cardoso, LATAM product specialist for Hyundai, has said that the Styx will ride on a new platform. The new model is expected to be sold with a range of petrol and diesel engine options. The Hyundai Styx will mark the debut of the 1.0-litre T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine in India. It outputs 118 bhp of maximum power. The diesel version should be propelled by the company's new 1.5-litre oil-burner, which is likely to output 115 bhp. The company could also offer a BSVI-compliant version of the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine for the lower variants and a 'Smart Auto' AMT option.