New Delhi: The recently launched Hyundai Exter micro SUV is getting an overwhelming response. The company started its booking in May and till now 16,000 units have been booked. Customers did not have to wait much, so the company started delivery on the very second day of its launch. However, due to the huge demand, its waiting period is increasing.
According to sources, the waiting period on some variants of the Hyundai Exter has gone up to 12 weeks. That is, now customers may have to wait for 3 months to take delivery of this SUV. The automatic variant of the Hyundai Exter has the longest waiting period. According to the information, the company is getting bookings of 1,800 units of Exter every day. Of these, bookings are being received for 38 percent automatic, 22 percent CNG, and 40 percent petrol manual variants.
Waiting more for the automatic variant
According to information received from sources, the waiting period for manual and CNG variants of Exter is around 6 to 8 weeks, while the waiting period for automatic variants is between 10 to 12 weeks. Significantly, Hyundai Exter competes with Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and Citroën C3 in the Indian market.
How’s the Exter?
Hyundai Exter has been launched at an initial price of Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom). In this micro SUV, the company has given a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. This engine generates 81 bhp power at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm torque at 4000 rpm. The company has also introduced it in the CNG version. In CNG, this engine produces 68 Bhp of power and 95 Nm of torque.
The Hyundai Exter gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 4.2-inch driver’s display. It is the first car in its segment to get a voice-enabled electric sunroof. Apart from this, features like a dual camera dashcam, 6 airbags standard, automatic climate control, wireless charger, TPMS, and three-point seatbelt are being given as standard features in the car. Xter 60 is equipped with connected car features.