Hyundai India has officially announced that the Carlino concept-based SUV will be launched in the Indian auto market in the first half of 2019.
With a view to further penetrating into the Indian fast-growing compact SUV segment, the South Korean automaker is planning to launch the Carlino compact SUV by April 2019 (just the expected time). The vehicle was first showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo and will be specifically designed to adjust to the Indian auto market, perhaps borrow quite a few styling and design details from the Creta. Scroll down to discover what we can expect from this new SUV.
1. 2019 Hyundai Carlino Launch Date in India
Indian SUV segment is flourishing at a faster pace than ever, which encourages various car makers to broaden their SUV line-up in the Indian auto market. Mahindra is intending to release the facelifted KUV100l; Nissan is to introduce the X-Trail Hybrid; Tata is going to launch the two brand-new SUVs – H5X and H7X. Having experienced the great success with the Hyundai Creta, the Southern Korea automaker is planning to enter the sub-4 meter SUV segment with the Hyundai Carlino (codenamed as the Qxi) in early 2019. Hyundai is reported to be in a rush to mobilize the resources for the development of the new compact SUV.
The 2019 Hyundai Carlino will be launched in India in early 2019
2. 2019 Hyundai Carlino Exterior
Similar to its concept model which was showcased earlier, the 2019 Carlino is likely to get a sporty and robust appearance with an SUV-like design. Unlike other Hyundai products which are designed based on the Fluidic philosophy, the 2019 Hyundai Carlino will feature an aggressive stance.
In the front, we can realize some outstanding features which largely contribute to the sporty appearance of the vehicle including
Hyundai-typical wide hexagonal grille
Huge chunky bumpers
Silver scuff plates
Glossy low-mounted projected headlamps with LED DRLs
Sleek geometric fog lamps
Secondary air dam
The 2019 Hyundai Carlino front will come with some features which add to its robust appearance
On the side profile, the car will look very muscular with some design highlights such as
Large 16-inch alloy wheels
Big chunky wheel arches
Big body lines
Side body cladding
The side profile of the 2019 Hyundai Carlino will look very muscular
Moreover, the features in the rear such as the skid plates and the square taillights further add to the aggressive stance of the vehicle.
The 2019 Hyundai Carlino rear will further add to its aggressive stance
In terms of dimensions, the Hyundai Carlino production model is going to be similar to its concept one with a 3,999mm length, a 1,775mm width and a 1,690mm height. It has a 190mm ground clearance and a 320-litre boot space. Other dimension specifications will be revealed later.
3. 2019 Hyundai Carlino Interior
Although no official confirmation on the 2019 Carlino interior has been made by Hyundai, some of its features have been introduced at the Auto Expo. It is expected to be equipped with cutting-edge features including
Height adjustable driver seat
Multifunctional driving wheel
Visual and navigation system
Touchscreen infotainment system (which supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity)
Automatic temperature control
Air conditioner vents at the rear
The 2019 Hyundai Carlino will be equipped with a wide range of modern interior features
As regards safety, the 2019 Carlino will leave the passengers with no worry with an impressive list of safety features consisting of
Dual airbags in the front
Side and curtain airbags
ABS with EBD
Reverse parking sensors
Hill start assist
Day/night inside rear-view mirror
ISOFIX child seat mounts
Passengers travelling in the 2019 Hyundai Carlino will have no worry about safety
4. 2019 Hyundai Carlino Performance
The 2019 Hyundai Carlino is likely to be powered by 1.0L T-GDi turbocharged petrol motor with three cylinders. This engine can deliver a 118bhp of max power at 6,000rpm and 171Nm of peak torque between 1,500 – 4,000rpm. The power will be sent to the two front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Another engine option for the 2019 Hyundai Carlino will be a diesel-powered motor. To be more specific, a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel engine will also provide power for the compact SUV. This motor can generate a max power of 89bhp at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 220Nm at 1,500 – 2,750rpm. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT and a 4-speed AT gearbox.
1.0L T-GDi turbocharged petrol
1.4L U2 CRDi diesel
220Nm @1,500 – 2,750rpm
6-speed MT and a 4-speed AT
Hyundai has not yet revealed how fuel-efficient its new Carlino might be. But according to a press release, while the petrol unit is likely to churn out a mileage range of 18kmpl – 19kmp, the diesel one is expected to deliver a mileage of 24kmpl – 25kmpl.
5. 2019 Hyundai Carlino Variants and Price
The variants of the 2019 Hyundai Carlino have not yet been revealed by the Southern Korean automaker. We will inform you as soon as the information regarding this matter is disclosed.
Like other new Hyundai cars which have a slightly higher price than their rivals, the Hyundai Carlino is expected to be priced at Rs 8 lakh for the base variant and Rs 12 lakh for the top-spec variant.
After being launched, the Hyundai Carlino is expected to rival the Ford EcoSport, the Tata Nexon, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra TUV300. Despite costing a little more than its competitors, the Hyundai Carlino still can effectively compete against its rivals and become a popular vehicle with Indian car buyers thanks to its muscular appearance, a modern cabin and an impressive performance.
Despite the higher price, the 2019 Hyundai Carlino can still effectively rival its competitors