- It will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April.
- It will be available with both petrol and diesel powertrains and manual as well as automatic transmissions.
Hyundai is readying its first compact SUV, the QXi (codename) in India. While the company hasn't yet decided on a name for the QXi, Hyundai Styx and Hyundai Leonis are the names under consideration. Now, according to a media report, the Hyundai QXi will be christened as the Styx for global markets, including India.
Earlier, it was reported that Hyundai will use the Leonis moniker for the American markets and Styx in other geographies. However, the report states that the company faced patent issues with the Leonis brand name, and hence, decided to go with the Hyundai Styx nomenclature. While we wait for an official confirmation, the company is set to unveil the Hyundai QXi at the New York Auto Show in April.
Ahead of its official unveiling, Hyundai India has commenced its promotional campaigns for the QXi. The Hyundai QXi is set to redefine the compact SUV segment in India by offering class-leading features and safety equipment. The SUV is expected to come equipped with segment first features like ventilated front seats.
Powering the Hyundai QXi will be a set of petrol and diesel engines. The car will get a 1.0-litre GDI petrol motor that will generate either 100 or 120 bhp power. The oil burner, on the other hand, will be a 1.4-litre four-cylinder unit that makes 89 bhp of power and 220 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines will be available with a six-speed manual transmission, while an automatic will be on offer as well. The QXi will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300.