Hyundai Motor India Limited, India’s second-largest carmaker, next only to Maruti, plans to launch 8 new cars by 2020. This will include new generations of Creta, i20, i10, facelift of Elantra the Carlino(QXi) concept based sub 4 meter SUV. The Automaker had showcased the Carlino concept at the Auto Expo 2016 in Delhi. The concept had a boxy styling which is a departure from its fluidic design language and raised many eyebrows.
However, recent spy pictures from South Korea put an end to the speculation. The Carlino based SUV carries forward the fluidic design language and indeed looks like a baby Creta. The car in the picture has machine cut alloys, shark fin antenna and disc brake on all fours. We also expect it to have projector headlamps.
The SUV now was spied testing near the Chennai plant along with two other test mules of 2019 Grand i10. This sub 4 metre SUV is likely to be launched by Aug 2019. The test mule of Carlino based SUV sports machine cut alloys, roof rails, shark fin antenna. Ironically this car has disc brake at the front and drum brake setup at the rear. It will be powered by a 1.5L Diesel and 1.2L Turbo petrol, with both the petrol and diesel mills expected to churn 120PS.
Features and Specifications
The 2019 Grand i10 will get the same engine as seen on its current model, but the petrol and diesel engines are likely to be BS VI compliant. Both the cars will get projector headlamps, LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. Interior will feature a floating touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls and a host of safety features including dual airbags, ABS and EBD.
Expect the Grand i10 to be priced in the range of Rs 5-8 lakhs, while the Carlino in the Rs 7-11 lakhs range, ex-showroom. Upon launch, the Carlino based SUV will take on the Tata Nexon, Maruti Virata Brezza and the Mahindra XUV 300.
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