Updated On: 1 June 2021 Jatin Jhamb
The SUV department is picking up in the Indian market and be it compact, mid-size or full size, every carmaker is bringing in new products. The latest entrant is the micro-SUV department that consists of Maruti Ignis and Mahindra KUV100 NXT along with the upcoming Tata HBX and Hyundai AX1. The AX1 from Hyundai has been spied in the production form and we have its images.
From the spy shot images, the AX1 looks in the production form as we can clearly see the split headlight design with indicators at the top and the bottom part with round headlights with LED daytime running lights. The grille packs in a triangular design with a chrome set-up that looks agile.
Moving to the side profile of the Hyundai AX1 then it sports a new alloy wheel design and the roof rails gives it a tall boy look. It is not sure whether the roof rails are functional or just for the show. The shark-fin antenna completes the look and we wonder if the AX1 will be launched with dual-tone colour options or not.
The rear profile speaks of the discontinued Hyundai model in India. Yes, the i20 Active and there are some similarities around. Be it the stretched taillights or the reverse light in the lower part of the bumper. Do notice the triangular set-up in the taillight design is the same as the front grille. You also get an integrated spoiler that gives the SUV a sporty look.
Mechanically, not much is known about the HBX but we believe that 1.2L petrol will surely come along with the 1.2L diesel. There is no diesel engine on the offer in this segment and if Hyundai brings the oil burner then it will attract quite a few sales. The 1.2L petrol makes 82 bhp/114 Nm while the diesel churns out 74 bhp/190 Nm. Both the engines will be mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT unit.
As far as the production name and the pricing, not much is known about the HBX. However, the latter can be expected to stick between Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 7.50 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. So how do you like the production images of the upcoming Hyundai AX1? Do let us know in the comment section below. Also, make sure you are a member of our exclusive 91Wheels Telegram group.