Hyundai AX1 To Rival Against Tata HBX Micro SUV
The new Hyundai AX1 micro-SUV will be disclosed in the coming months on overseas markets and some teaser photographs are already available. The Micro-SUV is scheduled to be initially on sale in South Korea and then launched on other worldwide markets.
We’ve assembled all the facts we know so far on this micro-SUV in India, which is likely to begin in the future in Hyundai.
The AX1 is estimated to be about 3.7-3.8 m in length, however, its measurements have not officially been released. The Venue Compact SUV, which measures slightly below 4m in length, would become significantly shorter. In the model range, Hyundai also places the AX1 underneath Venue. Interestingly, the Santro and Grand i10 Nios in India are also slated to base their AX1 on Hyundai’s K1 platform.
It is very evident from spy photos and teaser photographs that the Hyundai AX1 micro SUV has a really strange look. A straight and boXy body shell with rounded out arches, a wide glasshouse, a flat cap, and a split headlamp have some of the distinct design elements exhibited on the test mules. The teasers also suggest that a circular projector unit with an LED DRL ring in the lower section of the buffer would make up the headlight.
The top light cluster is probably the same as in the Venue, with the turn signals. The taillights teaser suggests that it has a triangular design that is probably generated by LED modules. The rear of the AX1 should likewise have divided-light clusters, with the secondary units placing the reverse light and indicators lower — on the bumper.
Taking into account Hyundai’s recent record, the Grand i10 Nios will likely have a large number of Hyundai AX1 micro SUVs. The AX1 might have amenities like an 8.0″ touch panel with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, keys-free entry, a wireless loader, a cooled glovebox, pull-up mirrors, and more on the higher specification.
Hyundai should install Indian-spec AX1 with the same natural 1.2 liters, four-cylinder engine as the Grand i10 Nios under the hood (where it produces 83hp and 114Nm). With the Santro 1,1-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, Korean carmakers may also provide a lesser model of a tiny SUV, so its prices may be maintained.
The 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, which is also offered in Nios and Venue in India, is also anticipated on the worldwide market. At this moment, however, this engine option should not be the model for our market.