Just when you though Hyundai couldn't add another crossover in their range, they're slotting another one in this year. This new crossover will be the sixth high-riding Hyundai worldwide, and will soon join the Kona, Creta, Tucson, Santa Fe, and Palisade.
So where will the new crossover fit in? Hyundai says it will be smaller than the Kona, meaning it will serve as the smallest one in their current range. It is set to make its debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show, which will be held from April 19 to April 29 and it could be called the Styx. It is worth pointing out too that the subcompact crossover was developed for developing countries, despite its upcoming debut in North America.
To get a better idea as to how it might be like, you'll have to turn to India for more information. Lately, the Styx has been driving around Indian roads and there are several spy shots to prove that claim. According to Indian Autos Blog, the Styx will be a sub-4 meter vehicle. That's a tad smaller than the Kona, which measures in at 4,165 mm long. With that, Hyundai wants to have one of the widest crossover ranges among its competitors ranging from subcompact, all the way to full-size.
As for the looks, it has been speculated that it could base its looks off the Carlino Concept from 2016. It too was a sub-4 meter vehicle, much like the Styx. The concept featured boxy, upright styling, which could make it stand out more from the current Hyundai crossover range. For the production model however, it could follow Hyundai's current design language so we could see headlights mounted lower down the front end with LED daytime running lights by the edges of the hood.
For now, we'll have to wait and see how the final product will look like in about two months from now. While it's certainly bound for the US market and, of course, India, there is currently no word if it will be offered in other markets.
Note: Vehicle in main is the Hyundai Kona. Spyshots of Hyundai Styx are in Indian Autos Blog