Hyundai Exter exterior design

The Exter has all the ingredients that lend it an ‘SUV’ flair – a flat bonnet, an elevated stance, muscular wheel arches and 185mm ground clearance. Silver skid plates with exposed faux rivets lend it a butch look, as do its distinctive, exaggerated haunches and oversized squared body cladding. These, however, dwarf its dual-tone, 15-inch alloys, and there’s no hiding the sheer visual bulk of its rear three-quarter due to a thick C-pillar and its upright stance. Smart detailing such as H-patterned LED inserts in its daytime running lamps and multi-dimensional gloss black panelling on the front grille, on the C-pillar and boot…

Hyundai Exter interior

The all new Hyndai Exter 2023 interiors are rather familiar since most bits are shared with the Nios, which isn’t a bad thing. Fit and finish levels are top-notch, and even though there are hard plastics inside, the quality and tactility of stalks and buttons feel great. The high-quality leather-wrapped steering and beautifully finished gear lever, as well as the digital instrument cluster and sunroof, add loads of appeal, but its single-tone black colour scheme simply doesn’t feel as airy or welcoming as the Nios’ bright grey interior.

Those with larger frames could find the front seats a bit lacking in terms of support and bolstering.

Like its hatchback counterpart, ergonomics are spot on and even seat comfort is good, but those with larger body frames might find the front seats a bit small and lacking in support and bolstering. Its rear bench has a sloping seat base and coupled with reclined backrest, it makes for a rather comfortable experience, with good support and space on offer. Head, knee and foot room is ample, even for tall folk, and Hyundai has cleverly scooped out the front seat-backs to enhance space.