Hyundai Carlino Concept SUV Probably Spotted Testing For The First Time – It has the stance and size to take on its rivals, easily!
For the first time in India, an SUV from Hyundai has been spotted testing. This is the sub-4m SUV which is rumoured to be launched 2020. During the 2016 Auto Expo, Hyundai had showcased the Carlino Concept which was code names as HND-14. This concept model was less than four meters in length and the SUV spotted testing could be based on this same concept.
But the model spotted testing does not match with the Carlino concept in terms of styling. The concept which was showcased got the retro box styling which looks similar to the Jeep Renegade, but this SUV looks like the styling has been inspired from the Konda and the Creta. The shape of this SUV looks similar to the Creta and the front fascia gets the same styling as that seen on the Kona with the split headlamp unit. Also, on the front, this SUV gets Hyundai’s new cascading grille, while at the rear the styling somewhat takes inspiration from the Carlino Concept with the rectangular tail lamps.
The interiors are still under wraps, hence we can’t comment much right now about it. But according to some pictures, we get to know that it comes equipped with a free-standing display. This standalone display could be the one which is similar to the standalone display unit which is seen on the Tucson facelift and the new Santa Fe.
As of now there is no confirmation on the mechanical part, but the Hyundai Carlino Concept could be powered with Hyundai’s 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. While for the diesel motor, it could get the 1.4-litre engine which powers the Elite i20. The petrol engine could also be coupled with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
The Hyundai Carlino Concept sub-compact SUV segment has been booming from quite a few years with products such as the Tata Nexon, Ford Eco-Sport, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra TUV 300 and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. In the coming months, this segment will explode as many manufacturers such as Jeep, Mahindra, Kia, Hyundai etc are working in developing compact SUV’s to compete in the market.