Tata HBX Rival Hyundai AX1 Micro-SUV Teased
The most awaited Hyundai's upcoming micro-SUV, the AX1's (codenamed) teaser images have been leaked online, revealing its headlamps and tail-lamp design. It will be launched in South Korea first as an electric vehicle. However, the brand is likely to offer it as an ICE-offering in our market. It will be positioned below the Hyundai Venue and will take on the Maruti Ignis, Mahindra KUV100 NXT, and upcoming Tata HBX.
Hyundai AX1 – What does the teaser image reveal?
Just like the Hyundai Venue, the upcoming AX1 small SUV will also get a split headlamp set up with the main headlamp assembly positioned on the bumper. It will be a round projector unit with an LED daytime running lamp around the periphery. The image also providing a view of the upper lighting cluster which is likely to be the turn indicators.
The image of the tail lamp shows multiple triangular graphics, arranged in a flower-like circular pattern. However, it is unclear whether this element will make it to the final production model or not.
What else we know about the Hyundai AX1?
Well, Hyundai is yet to reveal any details about the upcoming micro-SUV. However, based on the numerous spy shots, we know that the AX1 will get Venue like boxy silhouette and upright stance. The other notable design elements of the Hyundai AX1 include C-Pillar door handles, squared wheel arches with black cladding around the body, sharkfin antenna, and roof rails. The earlier spy images have also exposed its alloy wheel design that looks sporty and their size could be 16-inches. It is likely to be based on the K1 platform.
Technical details of the SUV are scarce at the moment, but its Indian-spec version could share its powertrain with Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, which comes with 1.2-liter petrol, 1.2-litre diesel, and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine choices. Transmission options are also likely to be the same as Nios & Aura. However, instead of the AMT gearbox, the brand could offer a clutchless manual gearbox (iMT).
Hyundai AX1's launch timeline is still under wraps. But we believe that Hyundai could launch this micro-SUV around the festive season at a starting price of around Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom).