Hyundai India’s sub-4m SUV could use 1L GDI engine – Report

Posted on: Feb 8, 2016 - 3:27pm IST

Previewed to the public as Hyundai Carlino concept.

Hyundai’s first sub-4m SUV is reported to pack a 1.0-liter GDI engine, when it enters production. The production-spec sub-4m SUV was previewed as the Hyundai Carlino concept (HND-14) at the Auto Expo 2016.

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If a Hyundai sub-4m SUV were to go into production, it will draw the boxy design cues from the Hyundai Carlino concept. No interior or engine details have been revealed so far.

Hyundai Carlino:Hyundai HND-14 at Auto Expo 2016
The production-spec sub-4m SUV was previewed as the Hyundai Carlino concept.

In an interview with Business Insider, Young Key Koo, MD-CEO, Hyundai Motor India has divulged that the sub-4m SUV for India will only be made if there’s a demand in the market from customers, rather than for the sake of joining the bandwagon that comprises of Ford, Maruti, Mahindra and soon Tata.

Hyundai Carlino:Hyundai HND-14 rear quarter at Auto Expo 2016
Young Key Koo, MD-CEO, HMIL, has stated that the sub-4m SUV will only be made if there’s a strong demand in the market.

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When launched in the country, it will rival the likes of the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and the recently unveiled Maruti Vitara Brezza. It will also attract a wide audience towards Hyundai’s strong SUV lineup, which comprises of the soon-to-launch Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Hyundai Carlino concept (Hyundai HND-14 concept) – Image Gallery

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