-It will get segment-first features like ventilated front seats and a DCT automatic on the petrol motor
The upcoming Hyundai QXi (codename) sub-compact SUV was spotted testing yet again, this time in Navi Mumbai. For the Indian market, the QXi will reportedly be christened as the Hyundai Styx, while other markets will use the Leonis moniker. The QXi will make its official debut at the upcoming 2019 New York Motor Show.
The spy images show the front fascia and the side profile of the Hyundai QXi. The test mule, presumably a top-end variant, featured LED headlamps and taillights and the two-tone machined alloy wheels. The QXi will feature the familiar cascading front grille that will be connected to the LED DRLs, while the projector headlights are placed below it. We have seen this arrangement on the Tata Harrier.
The Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport rival will feature a proper two-box design, with styling cues borrowed from the Hyundai Creta and the Kona. Other design highlights will include roof rails and a shark fin antenna. Given that this is a Hyundai, we can expect the QXi to feature a plush cabin with segment leading features and an extensive equipment list. Features are likely to include ventilated seats, vehicle stability control, side airbags, and much more.
Globally, the Hyundai QXi will get three engine options - a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, a 1.4-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol, and a Hyundai Verna-sourced 1.4-litre oil burner. In the Indian context, the QXi will get the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol that will either make 100 PS or 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The diesel motor will be a 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that will make 89 bhp and 220 Nm. Both the engines will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol motor may get an all-new 7-speed DCT automatic, while the diesel is likely to come with a 6-speed torque converter. However, we aren’t sure if automatic transmissions will be available at launch.