Hyundai Exter launched at Rs 6 lakh, Hyundai Exter gets petrol and CNG powertrains with manual and auto gearboxes; prices go up to Rs 10 lakh.

Hyundai has launched the Exter, its smallest and most affordable SUV in our market, with introductory prices starting from Rs 6 lakh and going up to Rs 10 lakh for the top-spec trim (all prices ex-showroom, India). 

1. Exter sits below the Venue in Hyundai’s SUV line-up. 2. Gets segment-first features such as sunroof, and dashcam. 3.  Rivals the likes of Tata Punch, Citroen C3, and Maruti Ignis.

Features –  a single-pane sunroof and a factory-fitted dashcam with dual cameras (front and rear). Other features include automatic projector headlamps, keyless entry and go, an 8-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, in-built navigation, connected car tech, voice-activated commands in multiple languages and over-the-air (OTA) updates. 

The Hyundai Exter shares its underpinnings with the Grand i10 Nios and Aura, comes with both petrol and CNG fuel options, and is available in five trims – EX, S, SX, SX(O), and SX(O) Connect. Hyundai says it has received over 11,000 bookings for the Exter, of which AMT variants make up for around 38 percent, while factory-fitted CNG trims account for 20 percent.

The Exter is intended to be a direct rival to the Tata Punch, Citroen C3 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis. For its price, it will also see competition from lower variants of the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger