Hyundai Exter Unleashed: A Comprehensive Overview

The Hyundai Exter is a sub-compact (sub-four-metre) crossover SUV, which takes the likes of the Citroen C3, Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Tata Punch, and Maruti Suzuki Fronx.
Despite being a new product, this vehicle has garnered a good number of sales. Given the feedback from the customers and auto journos, the Exter has a high probability to carry the “Hyundai bestselling cars” status.
Apart from that, the Hyundai Exter is available in petrol and CNG. The only demand that it misses out on is for diesel buyers. But, on the flip side, many carmakers have axed their diesel offerings because it is fading rapidly, thanks to the Indian government’s policies on climate change.
However, if you are planning to buy a reliable and affordable SUV, the Hyundai Exter is worth considering. That said, let’s begin to read on.


As far as the Hyundai Exter specifications are concerned, this vehicle underpins other Kia and Hyundai cars, such as the Grand i10, Hyundai Santro and Kia Picanto (internationally sold).
Apart from that, the Hyundai Exter is available in petrol and CNG. Both are powered by the same engine but they deliver different engine outputs.
The petrol iteration is powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa, naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder, petrol mill, which is tuned to churn out 82 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113.8 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. This petrol powers several budget-friendly Hyundai cars.

On the other hand, the CNG version is powered by the same engine that works with a factory-fitted CNG kit. It pumps out 68 bhp at 6000 rpm and 95.2 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm.
Further, the petrol version is mated to a standard five-speed manual and an optional five-speed AMT unit. In parallel, the CNG version is exclusive to the five-speed manual transmission.
Now, as far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the Hyundai Exter mileage ranges between 19.2 km/l and 27.1 km/kg. All are ARAI-certified figures. Please note that the mileage figures can vary with the engine and transmission combination, local traffic conditions and individuals’ driving styles.
For your reference, the Exter CNG price starts from Rs 8.33 lakh, ex-showroom.

Suspensions, Brakes and Tyres

Let’s start with the suspension setup of this vehicle. The Hyundai Exter stands on a McPherson Strut suspension at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear. This proven suspension setup can soak the undulations and bumps from potholes with ease. To know the real-world ride quality and its other utilities, check out the Hyundai Exter review here.

Hyundai Exter Left Front Three Quarter1

Apart from that, the braking duties are taken care of by disc-drum brakes. The front end has disc brakes, while the rear end has drum brakes. This setup is standard across the variants.
Moreover, the top variant of the Hyundai Exter runs on alloy wheels. This vehicle has a tyre profile of 175/65 R17. In addition, the spare tyre incorporates a steel rim.


Nowadays, whenever there is an offering from the Hyundai Group, you should bet that that vehicle will be feature-loaded.
In addition, it should be worth mentioning that the offerings listed here belong to the top variant of the Hyundai Exter. That said, this vehicle is equipped with a fabric plus leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped gear knob, front seatback pockets, and cup holders. Further, it has a cooled glove box, front and rear power windows, electric ORVMs, etc.
Moreover, the Hyundai Exter boasts a single-pane sunroof, a wireless charging tray, auto HVAC, a reverse camera with rear parking sensors, cruise control, and anti-glare IRVM. It also has an engine start/stop button, a multi-function steering wheel (with tilt adjustment), and 12V power sockets.

Apart from that, the Hyundai Exter has a semi-digital instrument cluster in which the tachometer (RPM) is analogue, while the rest is digital. As for entertainment, this locally-produced vehicle is equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also has a voice command, auxiliary and USB ports, and Bluetooth compatibility.
The connected car technology is exclusive to the SX (O) trim. This feature allows the user to access the vehicle status, live location, last parked location, fuel level, live speed, maintenance information, and other relevant information.
As far as the exterior lighting is concerned, the Hyundai Exter is equipped with a projector plus Xenon lights, LED DRLs, and LED tail lights. It also has a headlight height adjuster.

Safety Features

On the safety front, the Hyundai Exter is equipped with automatic headlamps, a child-safety lock, central locking, a speed-sensing door lock, and an engine immobiliser. Further, it is equipped with ABS with EBD, ESP, hill-hold control, and traction control. You will also be offered a tyre pressure monitoring system, seat belt warnings, dual-view dashcam, and six SRS airbags.

Prices and Variants

The Korean car manufacturer offers the Hyundai Exter in five broad trims: EX, S, SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Connect. These trims make a total of seventeen variants.
As for the Hyundai Exter price, it starts at Rs 6 lakh for the base variant, the EX Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 10.15 lakh for the top variant, the SX (O) Connect DT AMT.
All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of October 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!

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