In the bustling realm of the Indian automotive industry, the Hyundai Exter stands as a formidable challenger, notably against the Tata Punch. With an enticing starting price of just ₹6 lakh, it’s quickly making waves among consumers.
Recent market updates reveal that Hyundai has marginally increased the pricing of the Exter by ₹16,000. Interestingly, Hyundai’s commitment to passenger safety is evident. All upcoming Hyundai models, including the base variants, will come equipped with six airbags as a standard feature. It’s also worth noting that the Exter has garnered significant attention, resulting in an 18-month waiting period for potential buyers.
The popularity of the Exter is skyrocketing. Current reports indicate over 75,000 bookings, a testament to its wide acceptance. The allure of the Exter is multifaceted: its entry into the budget segment, competitive pricing, and the challenge it poses to Tata Motors’ Punch, which also starts at the ₹6 lakh mark.
When it comes to specifications, the Exter doesn’t disappoint. It claims a mileage of 19 kmpl. Offered in both petrol and CNG fuel types (with no diesel option), the vehicle provides choice in manual and automatic transmissions. Under the hood, it boasts an engine of 1197cc that generates power ranging from 67bhp to 81bhp.
A closer look at the financial aspect reveals the CNG variant of the Hyundai Exter SUV begins at ₹8.24 lakh in the Indian market. Potential buyers looking to finance this vehicle will find loan options starting at ₹8,37,318 for a 5-year term at an interest rate of 9%, translating to monthly EMIs of ₹17,381.
Hyundai has launched the Exter in India with a diverse array of trim levels, including EX, S, SX, SX (O), and SX (O) Connect. With prices ranging from ₹6 lakh and going up to ₹10.10 lakh, it caters to a wide audience. Especially impressive is the CNG variant’s mileage, clocking in at 27.1 km/kg. As a nod to modernity and luxury, the Exter is outfitted with features such as a dashcam, voice-command electric sunroof, and a large touchscreen interface.