The Hyundai Exter compact SUV has been named ICOTY India’s Car of 2024. It finished first, ahead of the Maruti Jimny, and shared the podium with the Honda Elevate and Toyota Innova Hycross. The Exter faced competition from the Maruti Jimny, Honda Elevate, Toyota Innova Hycross, Citroen C3 Aircross, Hyundai Verna, Mahindra XUV400, and the MG Comet.
The Hyundai Exter, which debuted in mid-2023, is the South Korean automaker’s entry-level B-segment contender, taking against the Tata Punch and the Citroen C3. It is available in EX, S, SX, and SX (O) trim levels, with a CNG-compatible 1.2-litre petrol engine connected to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT.
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“I’m incredibly grateful for the recognition bestowed upon Hyundai with the ICOTY win for Exter and the Green Car of the Year title for IONIQ 5, a massive thank you to the esteemed jury for this honor,” Tarun Garg, COO of Hyundai Motor India, stated after receiving the ICOTY 2024 for the Exter. The enormous response, with Exter receiving over 100,000 bookings and IONIQ 5 sales reaching 1100 units, illustrates our incredible customers’ trust and support. Hyundai Motor is dedicated to raising the bar with our products and services. Here’s to pushing the envelope and exceeding expectations!”
The ICOTY 2024 is composed of Vikrant Singh from Carwale.com, Dhruv Behl and Ishan Raghava from autoX, Yogendra Pratap and Rahul Ghosh from Auto Today, Aspi Bhathena and Joshua Varghese from Car India, Sirish Chandran and Aatish Mishra from Evo India, Pablo Chaterji and Kartik Ware from Motoring World, Rohit Paradkar and Bob Rupani from Overdrive, Arpit Mahendra from Times Auto, Ameya Dandekar from Cardekho.com/Zigwheels, Abhay Verma from Turbocharged, Cyrus Dhabhar from Powerdrift, and Kushan Mitra from The Print.