Hyundai is gearing up to launch the new QXi, which will be slotted below the Creta.

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At the 2016 Auto Expo, Hyundai had showcased the Carlino compact SUV concept and now the automaker is in the final stages of testing the vehicle. Hyundai is going to reveal the new vehicle in April and it’s launch is likely to take place in May. The automaker has now released a new video which also teases the upcoming QXi which will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.

The video released, shows the Hyundai QXi making its way out the company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A well-camouflaged test vehicle which shares a lot of similarities with the spy shots making rounds can be seen. In terms of exteriors, the Hyundai QXi will sport a similar design language used by the company. The compact SUV will sport split-LED headlamps and a DRL setup. It is likely to carry some design elements from the Kona. The QXi also gets a chrome-accented lattice grille, pull-type door handles, roof rails and dual-tone alloy wheels. The glass work is quite similar to the Hyundai Creta.

Hyundai cars are always known to come with good equipment on offer and the QXi won’t be different. Expect the vehicle to be loaded with kit like projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, sunroof, electrically folding and adjustable ORVMs and a lot more.

Coming to the powerplant, the Hyundai QXi compact SUV, would likely be getting three engine options. A 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 100 HP and 172 Nm of torque and a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine along with the 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine, most likely to be borrowed from the Hyundai Verna. The turbo petrol engine will mostly get a DCT, while the 1.4 petrol will get an MT. The diesel engine might be offered with both AT and MT options.

Hyundai QXi Teaser

– The Hyundai QXi has been teased by the company in an official video
– Will make its debut in April 2019, launch by May
– It could get three engine options along with a host of safety and comfort features

Hyundai QXi Teaser
The teaser video shows a QXi mule at Hyundai’s Chennai plant