– The Hyundai Carlino will compete against the Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
– The SUV will come with both petrol and diesel engine options.
Hyundai Carlino will go on sale in India in the first half of the next year.
SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) are taking the Indian market by strom, and aiming to get traction car manufacturers are expanding their Utility Vehicle lineup. While Maruti is planning to launch the global Suzuki Vitara, Tata will launch two all-new SUVs – H5X and H7X. The South Korean carmaker, Hyundai has tasted a great success in the SUV segment with Creta. Now, the company will enter into the sub-4 meter SUV segment with Hyundai Carlino (internally known as Hyundai Qxi). This sub-4 meter SUV category is currently dominated by Maruti Vitara Brezza.
First previewed in its concept avatar, the Hyundai Carlino will be the fourth SUV from the South Korean carmaker in India. The company had announced that the development process of its fourth SUV has been fast paced, and is set to go on sale in India in the first half of 2019. While the Carlino concept was based on i20 platform, the production-ready model is likely to use the Grand i10 platform. The Grand i10 platform will help the automaker to achieve aggressive pricing. While the launch is a year away, the engine details of the SUV have emerged on the web. This compact SUV will be powered by a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection system. It will also come with a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel unit. Read – Hyundai Santro To Make A Comeback in India
– Boxy design
– Large front grille
– Chunky bumpers
– Sleek headlamps with LED DRLs
– Pronounced wheel arches
– Large wheels
– Rear skid plates
– Roof carriers
– Suicide doors
– Square-shaped taillight
– Interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units
– Push button start
– Automatic climate control
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Rear AC vents
– Multiple airbags
– Anti-lock Braking System
– Electronic Brake-force Distribution
– Hill start assist
It was speculated that the production-ready Carlino will make global debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo; that didn’t happen. However, Hyundai India has confirmed that it plans to launch the sub-4 meter SUV in the first half of 2019. The carmaker is rerouting its resources for fast tracking the SUV’s development process. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars At 2018 Auto Expo
|Minimum||Rs 8 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 12 lakh|
The Carlino or HND14 concept that broke cover at Auto Expo was based on the Elite i20 platform. It’s the same architecture that underpins the Verna sedan. However, a few media reports suggest that the company could use the Grand i10 platform to achieve aggressive pricing. Interestingly, about 60 per cent development of the SUV will be performed by Hyundai India’s R&D team. Similar to other new-age Hyundai cars, which are priced slightly higher than their respective rivals, we expect this one to cost slightly higher than its competitors. The Hyundai Carlino price in India could start from Rs 8 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 12 lakh for the high-spec variant. Check Out –Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
|Petrol Engine||1.0-litre T-GDi|
|Diesel Engine||1.4-litre U2 CRDi|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT & 4-speed AT|
Instead of the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine, Hyundai will use a new smaller capacity turbocharged petrol engine for the compact SUV. That means, the Carlino will be equipped with a 1.0-litre T-GDi 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the global-spec i20 hatchback. This powertrain churns out a maximum power output of 118bhp at 6,000rpm, while making a peak torque of 171Nm between 1,500 – 4,000rpm. Transmitting power to the front wheels will be a 6-speed gearbox. Read: New Hyundai Elite i20 – All You Need To Know
On the other hand, the diesel version of the compact SUV will use a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. This powertrain has already been used in the Creta and the i20. The power and torque figures of this oil burner stand at 89bhp at 4,000rpm and 220Nm at 1,500 – 2,750rpm respectively. Transmission duties are likely to be performed by a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Read – This Will Be Hyundai’s First Electric Sedan in India
|Petrol Model||18kmpl – 19kmpl|
|Diesel Model||24kmpl – 25kmpl|
Engine details of the new Hyundai SUV are yet to be confirmed. Though, it is reported to come with a 1.0L T-GDi petrol and a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel powertrains. While the gasoline unit is estimated to deliver a mileage around 18kmpl to 19kmpl, the oil burner will return around 24kmpl to 25kmpl. Picture Gallery – New Hyundai Verna Sedan
Hyundai’s upcoming SUV will carry the conventional SUV-ish profile with boxy design as we have seen on its concept. Unlike most of Hyundai’s cars featuring Fluidic design philosophy, this car will have aggressive stance. The front fascia looks sporty – thanks to its large grille, chunky bumpers, sleek headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and scuff plates under the bumper. Other design highlights include chunky wheel arches, large wheels, rear skid plates, roof carriers, suicide doors and square-shaped taillights, carried over from the concept. Read: New Hyundai Verna Price, Pictures & Details
The company hasn’t revealed any picture of its cabin, but during Auto Expo, Hyundai have shared some of its important features. Based on fashion inspired interior themes, the SUV’s cabin will be equipped with several high-tech features. The vehicle will get interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units. Features such as push button start, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, rear AC vents, multiple airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and hill start assist will also be on offer. Read – Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Is Coming To India
Likely to be powered by a new 118bhp, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the Hyundai Carlino will be the most powerful sub-4 metre SUV in India. Ditching Hyundai's Fluidic design philosophy, the compact SUV looks promising with its traditional SUV-like profile.