The current trend of compact SUVs has forced multiple brands to bring products which fit this demand of Indian customers. With normal-sized compact SUVs, the customers are also attracted towards smaller compact SUVs which offer the feel of an SUV along with being value-for-money. In this article, we will discuss an upcoming Rs 5 Lakh SUV which could be a great value for money for a potential buyer.
The upcoming SUV is the one which Hyundai has been testing for quite some time now in foreign markets. It will be smaller than the Hyundai Venue. The Hyundai has code-named the product as AX1. Looking at the spyshots, which are our latest source of information reveal few things. The vehicle looks very similar to the Venue in terms of design. Even the headlight setup on the small SUV looks inspired from the Venue. The alloys on the product are new in terms of design.
The small SUV is expected to be offered with a plethora of options, similar to what Hyundai does with its products. Petrol engines are expected to be mated to manual as well as automatic gearboxes. A diesel engine on this product would take the market by storm if Hyundai decides to do so.
Features on the small SUV are expected to be similar to what Hyundai offers with the Venue and Creta. A touchscreen infotainment system, Hyundai’s connected car tech, the Blue Link and a premium sound system are expected. The brand might also pull in safety features like airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP and such other elements to make the car safe since that is the major concern of Indian buyers these days.
The upcoming Rs 5 Lakh SUV by Hyundai will be placed below the Venue to fill in the gap where it does not have a smaller compact SUV in its lineup. The competition for the small Venue will be Tata’s upcoming HBX, which is also expected to launch in the country this year.