Hyundai has released the first official images of the new crossover. According to TheKoreanCarBlog, the company has announced the imminent premiere of the compact AX1 model, which will be the smallest SUV in the brand’s lineup.
The novelty will be developed for India and the countries of Southeast Asia, but the crossover may appear in other markets as well. The fact that the Hyundai AX1 could become a global model is evidenced by the fact that test prototypes were seen in different parts of the world – both in northern Europe and in South Korea.
The Hyundai AX1 engine range is expected to include three-cylinder 1.0- and 1.2-liter petrol engines, capable of being paired with a manual or robotic gearbox.
The list of standard equipment will include front airbags, ABS and brake force distribution, rear parking sensors, and an auto-dimming interior mirror.
In early March, the new Bayon compact crossover debuted, becoming the most affordable SUV in the South Korean brand’s lineup on the European market. The model is based on the platform of the compact i20 hatchback, with which the crossover has shared the engine lineup. We are talking about three-cylinder gasoline engines with a capacity of 85 to 125 hp, which can be operated with a mechanical or robotic gearbox. Crossover prices start at € 16.8 thousand
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Hyundai Santa Fe from the FineAuto team: