Hyundai Motor India Ltd has unveiled the new Hyundai Carlino sub 4 meter SUV concept (codenamed HND 14) at the Auto Expo 2016 that opened its doors early this morning. Positioned on the same platform as Hyundai i20, the new Hyundai Carlino design is based on Hyundai Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy.
Hyundai Carlino is being displayed as a concept, which previews the production-spec version of their compact SUV, whcih will be launched in 2017. Once launched, it will be positioned below Hyundai Creta SUV.
Hyundai Carlino sports swept back headlamps and new front grille. It also gets the same wheel arches as seen on the Creta while rear profile also borrows design features from the Creta and Santa Fe. No interior design elements have been detailed at the Auto Expo.
Speaking about engine line-up, the production spec Hyundai Carlino could receive a 1.2 liter Kappa2 petrol engine and a 1.4 liter CRDi U2 diesel engine, which also powers the current i20 hatchback. Apart from this, a 1.4 liter diesel engine offering 89 bhp power and 220 Nm torque could also be on offer.
Being positioned in the compact SUV segment, Hyundai Carlino, which has been designed at the Namyang Design Center in Korea, will rival the likes of new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and upcoming Tata Nexon.
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