Hyundai has begun testing its new sub-4-metre SUV based on the Carlino concept that was previewed at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The prototype of the SUV was spotted during its test rounds alongside the Kia Soul in the US with Michigan license plate. The Hyundai Carlino concept based compact SUV is reported to hit Indian shores early next year.
The test mule was fully camouflaged covering most of its design details. Though, we can notice the boxy stance of the SUV. Unlike its concept version that features Hyundai’s signature hexagonal cascade grille, the spotted model has a large rectangular grille with squarish face. Read – New Hyundai Santro Rendering Reveals Possible Design
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The headlamps are likely to have a twin-vertical layout with LED DRLs (daytime running lights) and turn indicators on the top. The side profile has been adorned by flared wheel arches with peripheral cladding. The sloping C-pillar and Creta-inspired tail gate hint that there will enough cabin space for occupants. As of now, though, interior details are scanty. It is reported to get a floating tablet-like display that might have a touch system. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
The South Korean carmaker hasn’t yet revealed engine and feature details of the Carlino concept based SUV. Rumor has it that the SUV might get a 1.0L T-GDi, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine sourced from the i20 hatchback, which is sold in global markets. The power and torque figures of this gasoline motor stand at 118bhp and 171Nm respectively.
Hyundai Carlino Concept Pictures
Hyundai might also offer the SUV with a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel powertrain borrowed from the Creta. It makes 89bhp with 220Nm of torque. The Carlino based subcompact SUV is likely to come with two transmission options – a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic. Official details are likely to be revealed in near future. Pictures – Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Looks Super Cool
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