Hyundai Exter Gets These 7 Features Over The Tata Punch
The Hyundai Exter packs an extensive equipment list, which includes a few segment-first features as well
The Hyundai Exter has stepped into the micro SUV segment where the Tata Punch was enjoying a monopoly since its launch in late 2021. Not only does it get the option of a CNG powertrain right from launch, but is also packing more than enough equipment to attract buyers away from other segments too. These are the top 7 features the Hyundai Exter offers over the Tata Punch:
One of the most preferred features of Indian buyers these days, the sunroof, is available on the Hyundai Exter. The SUV gets a single-pane unit which is provided on the SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Connect variants.
Digitised Driver’s Display
While the Tata Punch does come with a semi-digital driver’s display featuring a 7-inch screen, the Exter is provided with a fully digitised instrument cluster as the Venue. Even though the Punch has a bigger coloured TFT screen (7-inches compared to 4.2-inches), the Exter’s digitised display is more functional as it also gets support for multi-regional languages. Another point to note is that the semi-digital cluster is only available on the top-spec Creative variant of the Punch, whereas Hyundai offers the digitised driver display as standard.
Dual Dashcam Setup
As seen on recent Hyundai cars, the Exter is also offered with a segment-first dual dashcam setup. It is only available on the range-topping SX (O) Connect variant. Featuring both front and rear cameras, it offers a 2.3-inch display, smartphone app connectivity, and multi-recording modes. It can shoot videos in full HD resolution while the dual cameras feature different recording options like Driving (normal), Event (safety) and Vacation (time lapse).
Wireless Phone Charging
Since the Exter is based on the Grand i10 Nios, it has many similar features as the hatchback. One of them is wireless phone charging which is another segment-first offering for the micro SUV. Customers purchasing the higher-spec SX (O) and SX (O) Connect variants can use this feature.
Hyundai surprised us with the number of segment-first features in the Exter. Another one among them is paddle shifters with its AMT gearbox, which have trickled down from the Venue’s DCT automatic. The carmaker has bundled it with only the SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Connect AMT variants of the micro SUV (first time with only the AMT gearbox).
A Bigger Touchscreen
The Tata SUV comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system in its higher-spec Accomplished and Creative variants. On the other hand, Hyundai has fitted the Exter with a bigger 8-inch touchscreen unit, same as the Grand i10 Nios. The Korean carmaker is offering it across the Exter’s lineup save for the base-spec EX and EX (O) variants. The range-topping SX (O) Connect variant’s infotainment unit also gets BlueLink connected car tech and Alexa connectivity features.
A Beefier Safety Kit
The Tata Punch scored a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP with safety features such as dual front airbags, traction control and brake sway control. The Exter has a high wall to climb there and goes a step further as it comes with six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist, and 3-point seatbelts for all passengers.
The Exter has been priced between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 10.10 lakh (introductory ex-showroom pan-India). Apart from the Tata Punch, it also takes on the Maruti Ignis, Renault Kiger, Citroen C3 and Nissan Magnite.
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