According to a Economic Times report, the Hyundai compact SUV which was previewed as the Carlino (HND-14) design concept at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this-year is scheduled to hit showrooms in 2019.

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Borrowing design cues from the Carlino concept, the 5-seater compact SUV from Hyundai will be a bold, boxy and youthful crossover that will tuck under the crucial 4-metre length limit. To keep the costs low, it will be highly-localised further share few components from the Grand i10 and Elite i20.

Confirmed engines include a 1.0-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine with performance credentials at par with those of the EcoSport’s famed 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit. While the diesel variant is expected to get the Hyundai’s existing 1.4-litre mill. Further report states that the AMT gearbox will be on offer.

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Once launched, the Carlino will compete with the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the yet-to-launch Tata Nexon. With the compact SUV, the South-Korean car maker will have a strong SUV lineup comprising of the Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe.

 
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Also see: Hyundai Carlino (HND-14) Compact SUV @ 2016 Auto Expo

 

GALLERY: Hyundai Carlino (HND-14) Concept

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SourceEconomictimes.Indiatimes.com