2023 Hyundai EXTER micro-SUV makes global debut in India

  •  Hyundai EXTER presents a fresh take on Hyundai Design Identity of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ with its Progressive and Unique styling, featuring – Iconic Signature H-LED DRLs & Tail lamps- 
  • Bolstering this SUV’s bold stance, Hyundai EXTER boasts of prominent Front and Rear Skid Plates
  • Hyundai EXTER establishes a new segment benchmark with over 40 Advanced safety features & 26 Standard safety features across all trims. Further, Hyundai EXTER sets a new standard with 6 Airbags that  will  be offered across all trims as regular fitment
  • Hyundai EXTER creates new benchmarks with 20 features that are 1st in Segment and 9 features that are best in segment
  • Available with 3 powertrain options – 1.2 l Kappa petrol engine (E20 Fuel Ready) with choice of 5-speed MT & Smart Auto AMT and 1.2 l Bi-fuel Kappa petrol and CNG with 5-speed MT
  • Available in 6 Monotone and 3 Dual tone exterior colour options including 2 New & Exclusive colors – Ranger Khaki, Cosmic Blue which are also available with Dual tone colour options
  • Hyundai EXTER comes with segment best warranty of 3 years/unlimited km

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and largest exporter since inception, has announced the launch of its sporty Entry SUV – Hyundai EXTER. Designed to redefine benchmark in its segment, Hyundai EXTER has been developed to reflect the tenets of unique exteriors, spacious interiors, advanced safety & technology and exceptional performance. Hyundai EXTER personifies the qualities of India’s Gen MZ customers who are fueled by the adrenaline of wanderlust and exploration.

Speaking at the launch of Hyundai EXTER, Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai Motor India has always created new benchmarks in the industry with its revolutionary products & technologies. Yet again, with EXTER we are proud to introduce an SUV that embodies Hyundai’s commitment to innovative design, intelligent technology and exceptional performance. With its modern and confident exterior, cutting- edge technology and unparalleled safety features, Hyundai EXTER is poised to redefine this fast growing segment. We are confident that Hyundai EXTER will exceed the expectations of our customers and reaffirm Hyundai’s position as India’s leading smart mobility solutions provider.”

‘Think outside. Think EXTER’ the key communication that has been devised to showcase the unique symbolism of outdoors and travel. Hyundai EXTER draws inspiration from the natural world and reflects an identity of an explorer and focused outside on the mind.

Hardik Pandya the cricketing youth icon and one of the best all-rounders in world cricket is the brand ambassador exclusively for Hyundai EXTER. While Hyundai EXTER reflects the pulse of Gen MZ to engage in outdoor expeditions, travel and leisure, Hardik Pandya derives a quintessential parallel to these values through his energetic and vibrant lifestyle. With his energy, engagement and imagery, Hardik is an ideal fit to champion the brand campaign for Hyundai EXTER.

2023 Hyundai EXTER Price

1.2L   Kappa Petrol [MT]₹ 5,99,900₹ 7,26,990₹ 7,99,990₹ 8,63,990₹ 9,31,990
1.2 L Kappa Petrol [AMT]₹ 7,96,980₹ 8,67,990₹ 9,31,990₹ 9,99,990
1.2L Bi-fue kappa Petrol with CNG [MT]₹ 8,23,990₹ 8,96,990

All prices are ex-showroom.

Development Concept

Hyundai EXTER features a progressive and unique SUV design showcasing Hyundai’s Design Identity of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ that is sure to turn heads on road with its striking and innovative exterior design, characterized by a modern front, dynamic side and sporty rear design. Hyundai EXTER reflects the company’s vision to develop an SUV that boasts of advanced technology, Hyundai’s SUV DNA and robust driving capability. This SUV also boasts of Segment Best wheelbase that encapsulates the lavishness of spacious interiors for a capacious mobility experience.

With extravagant interiors and superior comfort, Hyundai EXTER has been engineered to deliver enthralling experiences of smart mobility to customers. This SUV ensures the highest level of safety and convenience along with exceptional performance. For Indian consumers, Hyundai EXTER has been developed on the tenets of five key pillars:

  • Energetic exterior
  • Xtra spacious & comfortable interior
  • Technologically advanced
  • Enthusiastic & eco-friendly powertrain
  • Robust & reliable safety

Energetic Exterior

Hyundai EXTER is inspired from outdoor travel with energetic and enthralling design elements such as Wide Parametric Design Grille with EXTER front branding further enhancing the unique sporty characteristics of this SUV. The dynamic exterior look of Hyundai EXTER reflects robust and powerful impression with modern facets that amplify the SUV’s bespoke appeal:

  • Signature-H LED daytime running lamps (DRLs)
  • Projector headlamps (Bi-Function)
  • Bold & Sporty Skid Plate (Front & Rear)
  • R15 (D=380.2 mm) Diamond cut Alloy wheels

The dynamism of Hyundai EXTER is evident with its bold and muscular wheel arch cladding that lends a definitively fresh appeal to the profile of this SUV. With distinctively carved character lines and parametric garnish on C-pillar, Hyundai EXTER looks edgy and attractive from every angle. This SUV has been designed to present a modern take on the Hyundai SUV life that is epitomized by sporty characteristics. Some modern yet elegant design features of Hyundai EXTER include:

  • Sporty Bridge Type roof rails
  • Dynamic Rear Spoiler (1st in Segment)
  • Sharkfin Antenna (1st in Segment)
  • LED Turn indicators on outside mirrors
  • Signature-H LED Tail lamp

Hyundai Exter Dimensions:

Length X Width X Height (mm)3 815 x 1710 x 1631
Wheelbase (mm)2450

Xtra Spacious & Comfortable Interior

Hyundai EXTER offers spacious interiors that reflect attention-to-detail offering customers a hi-tech, comfortable and upmarket feel. The interiors feature sporty black 3D pattern finish dashboard giving a seamless mobility experience. The cabin also features:

  • Connected type Infotainment & Cluster design
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob
  • Sporty black finish with colour inserts
  • Premium Floor Mats

Hyundai EXTER also offers a sporty Leatherette upholstery  adding  an upmarket  feel to the cabin along with sporty colored gradation pattern on the seats. With emphasis on comfort and convenience, Hyundai EXTER  offers  customers  maximum  interior  space with a vibrant look and feel, including features such as:

  • Footwell Lighting (1st in segment)
  • Metal Pedals (1st in segment)
  • Metal finish inside door handles

Hyundai EXTER offers its customers an expansive cabin that reflects unique tall stance and long wheelbase (Best in Segment) with easy ingress & egress, interior space,

superior knee room and legroom, relaxed seating position, ample headroom and shoulder room for customers to experience unparalleled comfort for both short and long journeys.

The perfectly balanced ergonomics of Hyundai EXTER also ensure maximum rear visibility for the rear passenger with Large DLO (Day Light Opening) area, ensuring increased daylight entry and all round visibility. With a host of convenience features Hyundai EXTER offers easy boot loading and unloading along practical utility, functional storage compartments and many more features such as –

  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Dashboard Tray
  • Front Console Dual Cup Holders
  • Front & rear door map pockets
  • Boot Space 391 Litre (As per V213 Standard)

Technologically Advanced

Hyundai EXTER has been engineered to deliver smart mobility experiences on the tenets of advanced technologies with features and functions that satiate the evolving needs of Gen MZ customers. With Hyundai’s vision of leading the industry through innovation and ingenuity in automotive technology, Hyundai EXTER is a prefect reflection of democratizing smart mobility experiences for customers.

Smart Electric Sunroof :

Hyundai EXTER boasts a range of premium and high-tech features like Voice Enabled – Smart Electric Sunroof that can be controlled with embedded voice commands in English and Hinglish languages such as:

  • “Open  Sunroof”
  • “Close  Sunroof”
  • “Sunroof Kholo”
  • And many more

Dashcam with Dual Camera (1st in Segment):

Hyundai EXTER  offers a host of  meticulously crafted features  to meet the evolving need of the new-age customers ensuring the ease of driving, comfort and safety. This SUV offers Dashcam with dual camera (front & rear) that features smartphone based connectivity, multiple recording modes to capture photo and video:

  • Dashcam with Dual Cameras
  • 5.84cm (2.31”) Display
  • Full HD Video Quality
  • Smartphone App based Connectivity
  • User friendly App Interface (IOS/Android)
  • Multiple Recording Modes to help customers capture every moment of the journey
  • Driving Recording (Normal)
  • Event Recording (Event Recording)
  • Vacation Recording (Time-Lapse)

Hi-Tech & Thoughtful Convenience:

Hyundai EXTER is equipped with advanced technology features that are designed to ensure maximum convenience and utility. The SUV sets a new precedent with incorporation of features such as:

  • Smartphone Wireless Charger (1st in segment)
  • Type C USB Fast Charger (Best-in-Segment)
  • Cruise Control
  • Footwell Lighting (1st in Segment)
  • Rear AC Vents with Power Outlet (1st in Segment)
  • Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) with Digital Display
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Premium Floor Mats (standard) (1st in Segment)
  • Paddle Shifters (1st in segment)
  • Steering mounted Audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Cooled Glove Box

Advanced Digital Cluster (Best in Segment):

Hyundai EXTER offers the driver an advanced mobility experience with digital cluster that offers comprehensive insight of various features such as:

  • Advanced Digital Cluster with 10.67 cm (4.2”) Colour TFT Multi information Display
  • Multi language UI support 12 Nos. (10 Regional & 2 Global) (1st in Segment)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)
  • Multi Drive Information
  • Door Open Information
  • Parking Distance Information

Advanced HD Infotainment System (Best in Segment)

Hyundai EXTER features Connected Type 20.32 cm (8″) HD infotainment system with Bluelink and smartphone connectivity through Android Auto & Apple Car Play. Some highly intuitive and user friendly features are:

  • On-board Navigation System (1st  in Segment)
  • Multi language UI support 12 Nos. (10 Regional & 2 Global) (1st in Segment)
  • Android Auto & Apple Carplay
  • Sports Information
  • Multiple User Profile

Ambient Sounds of Nature (1st in Segment):

With Hyundai EXTER the future of driving has  truly  arrived,  enriching the customer driving experience with 7 personalized sounds of nature:

  • Moment of meditation
  • On a sailing ship
  • Warm fireplace
  • City at dawn
  • Outer space communication
  • Rainy day
  • Lively forest

Bluelink Connected Car Technology & OTA (Over The Air):

Hyundai EXTER offers customers over 60 Bluelink features that can be operated through smartphones or smartwatch. For new-age customers Hyundai EXTER offers Free OTA updates for Infotainment System and Maps. Hyundai EXTER comes with 3 years free Bluelink subscription of gets features such as:

  • Remote services
  • Remote door lock/unlock
  • Remote horn & light control
  • Remote vehicle status
  • Pro-active vehicle status alert
  • Tire pressure information
  • Fuel level information
  • Find my car
  • Share my car using app
  • Safety & security
  • Advanced auto crash notification (ACN)
  • SOS (Emergency assist)
  • Roadside assistance
  • Valet mode
  • Stolen vehicle tracking
  • Stolen vehicle notification
  • Stolen vehicle immobilization
  • Location based services
  • Destination/POI send to car (from app)
  • VR destination search
  • Real-time POI search
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Share the destination (from device)
  • Real-time vehicle tracking
  • Share & track vehicle location
  • Schedule linked destination setting
  • Final destination guidance
  • Voice assistant
  • Voice assist dialing
  • Radio, media, sunroof & climate control
  • Weather & Indian holidays information
  • VR Sports [soccer & cricket]
  • Vehicle diagnostics
  • Auto DTC diagnosis
  • Manual DTC diagnosis
  • Monthly health report
  • Maintenance alert
  • Driving information & behavior
  • Smart Watch Connectivity
  • Watch Face for Android / Tizen
  • Remote Controls
  • Vehicle Status
  • Alerts (Notifications)

Embedded Voice commands:

Hyundai EXTER comes with 92 embedded voice commands that includes 15 Hinglish Voice Commands that works even without internet adding enhanced convenience for passengers:

  • Phone
  • Radio
  • Media
  • Navigation control
  • Climate control
  • Sunroof  control
  • Wind direction
  • Defroster (Front & Rear)
  • Hinglish voice commands
  • 15 embedded Hinglish voice commands
  • “AC on kardo” (Air conditioning ON)
  • “AC band kar do” (Air conditioning Off)
  • “Sunroof kholo” (Open the sunroof)
  • “Car ki chatt kholo” (Open the sunroof)
  • “Fan speed badha do”(Fan high)
  • ”Fan speed kam kar do” (Fan low)
  • And many more

Home to Car (H2C) (1st in Segment):

Hyundai EXTER offers its customers advanced convenience by enabling them to remotely control certain functions through voice commands in English and Hindi using Alexa devices. Customers can also check remote status of vehicle by saying:

  • “Alexa, find my car.”
  • “Check tyre pressure.”
  • “Alexa, check my car’s fuel level.”
  • “Alexa, lock my car doors.”

Robust & Reliable Safety

Hyundai EXTER comes with strong body structure with extensive Application of AHSS & HSS (Advanced High Strength Steel & High Strength Steel) adding high durability, high rigidity and low NVH that ensures a safe mobility experience for all occupants. Hyundai EXTER is equipped with a strong body structure forged with expansive application of advanced and high strength steel. The well-balanced body structure has been strategically reinforced to improve structural rigidity and the crash energy absorption, thus ensuring superior Frontal & Side collision protection to occupants in the cabin. This new- age SUV sets a safety benchmark with 6 Airbags as Standard, 40+ Advanced Safety Features and 26 Standard Safety Features such as:

Advanced Safety Features

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (highline)
  • Parking assist (Rear) – Camera with display on audio
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Headlamp escort function
  • Driver rear view monitor (DRVM)
  • Child seat anchor (ISOFIX)
  • Rear defogger
  • Day & night IRVM (with Bluelink controls)
  • Emergency stop signal
  • Seat belt pretensioners & load limiters
  • Driver power window with auto down
  • Keyless entry
  • And many more

Standard Safety Features

  • 6 Airbags (Dual front, Side & Curtain) (Best in Segment)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (1st in Segment)
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM) (1st  in Segment)
  • Hill assist control (HAC) (1st in Segment)
  • Burglar alarm (1st in Segment)
  • 3 Point Seatbelts (All Seats) (Best in Segment)
  • Seatbelt Reminder (All Seats) (Best in Segment)
  • ABS (Anti-Lock braking system) with EBD
  • Emergency stop signal (ESS)
  • Speed sensing auto door lock
  • Impact sensing auto door unlock
  • High speed alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • And many more

Enthusiastic & Eco-friendly Powertrain

Hyundai EXTER comes equipped with 1.2 l Kappa petrol, 4-cylinder engine that is unparalleled in this segment, offering superior characteristics of refinement and smooth acceleration. Customers can choose from 3 powertrain options that  are E20 fuel  Ready and offer a smooth and enthralling driving experience. Hyundai EXTER  will  deliver  a robust experience with AMT performance pack that includes AMT transmission, Paddle Shifters (1st in Segment), Metal Paddles (1st in Segment). The eco-friendly powertrain options include:

  • 1.2 l Kappa petrol engine with manual transmission (MT)
  • 1.2 l Kappa petrol engine with automated manual transmission (AMT)
  • 1.2 l Bi-fuel Kappa petrol with CNG engine with manual transmission MT (1st in Segment)
Powertrain1.2 l Kappa Petrol [MT]1.2 l Kappa Petrol [AMT]1.2 l Bi-fuel Kappa Petrol with CNG engine
Maximum Power61 kW (83 PS)61 kW (83 PS)50.5 kW (69 PS)
Maximum Torque113.8 Nm (11.6
113.8 Nm (11.6
95.2 Nm (9.7 kgm)
Fuel Efficiency19.4 km/l19.2 km/l27.1 km/kg

Ride & Handling

Hyundai EXTER delivers a high level of driving confidence with an optimally tuned suspension setup featuring McPherson Strut with coil spring in the front and a coupled torsion beam axle in the rear. This SUV will deliver a well-balanced ride and handling that matches the demands of urban and remote motoring. Additionally, Hyundai EXTER will deliver Superior Aerodynamics performance with a Lower Coefficient of drag that leads to less resistance to airflow, resulting in better fuel economy. Additionally, it also offers an optimized Braking system that makes it highly capable of delivering better crash avoidance capability. Customers driving Hyundai EXTER will get an optimized ride quality that will cater to pleasant motoring, be it in cities or out on highways. Hyundai EXTER is built with top-notch sound-absorbing materials thus reducing drag and wind noise for a peaceful drive experience.

Peace of Mind

Hyundai EXTER offers customers complete peace of mind for a happy life and quality time. With 3 year (unlimited kilometres warranty) along with an option of 7 years Extended Warranty option with lowest cost of maintenance in its segment. Customers get 3 years of free Bluelink subscription and 3 years Road side assistance (RSA) with taxi benefits wherein customers can sit back and enjoy their ownership experience of the Hyundai EXTER. Additionally, Hyundai EXTER offers up to 5 years of Shield of Trust Running Repair Package and up to 5 years of Shield of Trust Super periodic maintenance package.


Hyundai EXTER will be offered with 6 Monotone and 3 Dual tone exterior colour options. There are 4 new exclusive additions to the colour range – Cosmic Blue, Ranger Khaki, Cosmic Blue with Abyss Black Roof, and Ranger Khaki with Abyss Black Roof.

The interiors of the Hyundai EXTER are available in three stunning colours – Light Sage, Cosmic blue, and Silver.


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