Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV Launch Details, Expected Price, Specs
SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) are taking the Indian market by storm, and aiming to get traction car manufacturers are expanding their Utility Vehicle lineup. While Maruti is planning to foray into premium 7-seater SUV segment with all-new Vitara, Tata is ready with two all-new SUVs (H5 Harrier and H7). The South Korean carmaker, Hyundai has tasted a great success in the compact SUV segment with Creta. 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 launch is a year away, the engine details of the SUV have emerged on the web. According to a latest report, the Hyundai Carlino will get a new 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection system.
Hyundai Carlino Key Features
Large front grille
Sleek headlamps with LED DRLs
Interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units
Push button start
Automatic climate control
Multi-functional steering wheel
Rear AC vents
Hyundai Carlino India Launch
Hyundai India had confirmed that it plans to launch the Carlino concept based compact SUV in the first half of 2019. The carmaker might showcase the pre-production version of the vehicle at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, there is no official word on the same.
Hyundai Carlino Price in India
|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.
Hyundai Carlino Specifications
|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 might use a new smaller capacity turbocharged petrol engine for the SUV. That means, the Carlino will derive its power from a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine that also does duty in the global-spec i20 hatchback. This motor pushes out a maximum power output of 118bhp at 6,000rpm, while making a peak torque of 171Nm between 1,500 – 4,000rpm. 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.
Hyundai Carlino Mileage
|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.
Hyundai Carlino Exterior
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.
Hyundai Carlino Interior
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.