Bookings for the new Hyundai Exter, an entry-level SUV, have been opened in India. Based on the Casper model sold in South Korea, it is the smallest SUV offered by Hyundai in India and will compete with other models such as the Tata Punch and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. The Exter is being positioned as a lifestyle mobility option targeted towards younger buyers. To reserve the mini-SUV, interested buyers can pay a token amount of Rs 11,000.
The Exter will be available in six single-tone and three dual-tone color options and will be offered in five different trim options, including the EX, S, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Connect.
The Exter is expected to be powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, producing 83 horsepower and 113.8 Nm torque, paired with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT.
Following Hyundai’s Parametric design language, the Exter has boxy proportions and an upright stance. The front features a split headlamp set-up with H-patterned LED Daytime Running Lamps, a wide contrasting black grille, and a prominent chin with a faux silver skid plate. The Exter’s profile showcases round and slightly flared wheel arches with thick cladding, stylish dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, a textured finish for the C-pillar, and dual-tone paint options with a floating roof effect. Hyundai has also introduced a new exterior paint shade called ‘Ranger Khaki’ for the Exter.
Although the rear styling hasn’t been officially revealed yet, spy shots of the Exter suggest an upright tailgate, a shark fin antenna, and a small built-in spoiler positioned above the rear glass. The tail-lamps feature H-patterned LED lighting elements, and the rear bumper has a dual-tone finish with a prominent skid plate.