Hyundai’s new cheapest SUV made its debut, it will finally cost less than 200,000 CZK
26/04/2023 | Peter Miller
From a Czech point of view, another announced novel of a Korean brand may seem like a minor miracle. While the Škoda Fabia starts here at 370,000, the Koreans want to sell SUVs of the same class for almost half that. But they will not give here.
Last week we first mentioned the Hyundai Exter, which will come as the Korean brand’s new affordable SUV. Calling this car an SUV is actually quite optimistic, because it will be a car in the style of the Škoda Kamiq, i.e. basically just a small lifted hatchback, which will play anything in the sense of “sports utility vehicle”. But these are the times – SUV letters sell, so they put everything that they can put.
A few days ago, we actually had an inkling of what the Exter would be – an officially confirmed name, a few spy shots and prices of competing models from which we could guess the future reality. Now, thanks to the new official information, we are smarter, so we will return to Exter.
First of all, Hyundai revealed new photo trailers, which in some cases are as amazing as before, but in one case they show a novel in nature. As we said on the basis of the spy shots, the car will respect the most modern angular design, which on the one hand will be as playful as in the case of the brand’s cheapest SUV to date (Casper), but on the other hand. try to have a little more time.
As already said, it will be a small car, which will be 100% within the limit of four meters, which is associated with low taxes. The remaining parameters are likely to be similar to the Grand i10 hatchback, which is 1,680 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. The engines will be available with two naturally aspirated petrol engines (83 hp) and a 1.0 liter turbo petrol (with over 100 hp).
We know a lot about technology and looks, we’re also smarter when it comes to pricing. Hyundai says that the new product will be sold slightly more expensive than its i10 Nios, which costs between 573,000 and 851,000 Indian rupees, which is about 150 to 222 thousand CZK. However, the starting price is 100% lower than the Hall model, which starts at 200,000 CZK.
Such a car under 200 thousand? We would love it, but as you understand from the height restrictions and price points, it is an Indian car and the markets around it. We have no doubt that Hyundai would also like to offer it elsewhere, of course it will not fail, but the EU has indirectly banned cars without a million mandatory features such as online fuel consumption monitoring in the Union countries. So don’t expect an Exter here, certainly not at its original prices.
Hyundai’s new cheapest SUV is out, we know enough about the looks, technology and price. Photo: Hyundai
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