The Hyundai Carlino compact SUV might come with a 118bhp, small capacity turbo petrol and a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine options.
Upon launch, the Hyundai Carlino will go up against the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV100 and the upcoming Tata Nexon.
Seeing the growing demand for SUVs, Hyundai had launched the Creta, Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs in the Indian car market. The company is now planning to introduce its fourth SUV in the country. At the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the Korean brand had showcased the Hyundai Carlino compact SUV concept. To be positioned below the Creta, the Carlino will also mark the company’s entry into the growing sub-4 metre SUV space. Hyundai has 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.
Media reports suggest that Hyundai’s new SUV will get a small capacity 118bhp, turbo petrol engine instead of the 1.2-litre Kappa mill. This engine also powers the global spec i20 hatchback. On the other hand, the oil burner will be a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi unit. The Carlino or HND14 concept showcased at Auto Expo was based on the Elite i20 platform that also underpins the Verna sedan. However, 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. Check Out – New Hyundai Verna Exterior & Interior Image Gallery
Hyundai India has confirmed that it aims to introduce the Carlino concept based compact SUV in the first half of 2019. The pre-production version of the compact SUV could make its debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo; however, nothing concrete on the same has been revealed. The carmaker is rerouting its resources for fast tracking the SUV’s development process.
|Base Model||Rs 8 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 12 lakh|
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. Prices of the new Hyundai sub-4 metre compact SUV might fall in the range of Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom). Check Out – A Complete List of Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
|Engine Options||118bhp, Small Displacement Petrol & 1.4-litre U2 CRDi Diesel|
|Transmission Options||5-speed manual & 4-speed automatic|
Instead of the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine, Hyundai might use a smaller capacity turbo petrol engine for the SUV. It is likely to be powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine that also does duty in the global-spec i20 hatchback. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 118bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 171Nm between 1,500 – 4,000rpm. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels of the car via a 6-speed gearbox.
The car will also be available with a smaller capacity 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. This engine also powers the Creta and i20, and is capable of producing 89bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1,500 – 2,750rpm. Transmission duties are likely to be carried out by a 6-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
|Petrol Model||18kmpl – 19kmpl|
|Diesel Model||24kmpl – 25kmpl|
The Carlino concept features the boxy design, which shows that Hyundai’s upcoming SUV will get traditional SUV-ish profile. 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 as we have already seen on its concept.
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 be equipped with interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units. It is likely to get push button start, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, rear AC vents, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, etc,
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.