New Hyundai Exter 2023, a city car with a crossover design for only 7 thousand euros to challenge the Tata Punch

New Hyundai Exter 2023, a city car with a crossover design for only 7 thousand euros to challenge the Tata Punch

If the Hyundai lineup presents the i10 as an entry-level model, the newly revised city car and the smallest crossover of the Korean brand is Bayonwith a height of 4.18 meters, in India, the most compact model, called outside, which spans exactly 4 meters. Let’s take a closer look:

Discover new Hyundai Elantra 2023

Tata Punch, a city car from challenge

Discover the new Hyundai Exter 2023

Hyundai Elantra 2023 it has angular, well-planned lines, with a good amount of plastic protection and flexible bodywork due to cuts and well-defined edges. The signature H-shaped headlamps and round fog lamps set in small chrome rectangles complete the design. The innovation may also be interesting in other parts of the world.

A few official photos from India only give a glimpse of the car’s rear, where you can see the third pillar with a raised profile at the bottom and small headlamps extending to the sides. The design of the two-tone alloy wheels is a breakthrough.

The engine will probably be a 1.2 petrol, available with a five-speed manual or automatic transmission on request, as well which uses methane. With a list price of around 7,000 euros at exchange rate, the compact Hyundai Exter enters the Indian market to challenge local manufacturers such as Mahindra and KUV100. It is still too early to say when and if it will get here either. Hyundai Italia has not yet released any information on the issue.

Tata Punch, a challenging city car

Despite Its compact size and long length, the Tata Punch is characterized by balanced proportions and minimal refinement, which is perfect for an electric vehicle. In fact, the platform on which the Punch is built was designed to be electrified, and an EV model is expected to be released in the future.

There high-frequency version It has 16-inch wheels that fill the arches well, a plastic wrap around the entire bodywork, and bright LED daytime running lights that look modern.

Inside, the silver fascia on the dashboard has been replaced by gray and white plastic with a pleasant-to-the-touch texture that almost feels like fabric. The dashboard of the top version has a seven-inch LCD screen for infotainment and a 7-inch TFT. The seats are comfortable and the height can be adjusted, with tilt operation. The floor is almost flat, making driving easier for station passengers, who won’t have to endure the famous center tunnel. However, there are no rear vents.

The trunk of Tata Punch is large, and a 366 liter capacity. Eco and City driving modes are available. Naturally, the Eco mode slows down the speed to prevent overworking the engine, while the City mode is the default and guarantees a maximum torque of 113 Nm.

Tata Punch is equipped with a infotainment system which follows the Tata tradition, although it does not support wireless smartphone connectivity. By connecting the device via the USB port, Apple CarPlay will appear immediately and all other devices can be connected later. The user interface is very basic, with very few icons.

There is also cruise control, ABS and EBD, the angle safety control and rear camera. As required by safety regulations, dual airbags are standard. Tata Motors’ iRA suite of connected cars is only available as an option on the top model. At the moment, it is not yet confirmed if Nanny Punch will also arrive in Italy, but the purchase price is around 6,000 euros.