Hyundai Carlino (HND-14), the South Korean carmaker's sub-compact SUV concept that was recently showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo, will look to fill in the gap in Hyundai's line-up i.e. between the Hyundai i20 Active crossover and the Hyundai Creta compact SUV. While the company hasn't announced any details about the Hyundai Carlino (HND-14) sub-compact SUV's India launch, our sources at Hyundai Motor Corporation headquarters tell us the car will arrive here by 2018.
Hyundai Carlino will be based on the same platform as the one that spawns the i20 hatchback, i20 Active crossover and Creta SUV. Additionally, the upcoming Hyundai sub-compact SUV will also share its engine options with the aforementioned cars. So expect it to come powered by the i20 Active's 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and the Creta's 1.4-litre CRDi diesel. While the petrol unit puts out 82bhp along with 115Nm of maximum torque, the diesel offers 89bhp and a peak torque of 220Nm.
Inside, the Hyundai Carlino gets features such as the 'plug and play' platform, interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units, push start button, and electric folding side mirrors. The carmaker will also offer buyers the choice to completely customize in-car technology options. Moving on to safety features, the Hyundai HND-14 sub-compact SUV comes with 6 airbags and Hill Start Assist Control.