Hyundai sub-4m SUV to launch in 2018 – Report

Posted on: Sep 14, 2016 - 9:30am IST

Reported to make world debut at 2018 Auto Expo.

According to Car and Bike, the Hyundai sub-4m SUV will launch in India in 2018, following an expected world debut at the next Auto Expo in 2018.

Hyundai Carlino:Hyundai HND-14 front quarter at Auto Expo 2016
The report states that the production-spec model will not look anything like the boxy Carlino concept.

Hyundai unveiled the Carlino sub-4m SUV concept at the last Auto Expo, which expressed Hyundai’s intent in launching an SUV that slots below the Hyundai Creta. However, the report states that the production-spec model will not look anything like the boxy Carlino concept; rather it will draw cues from the Creta as well as the new 2017 Hyundai i30.

Previous reports have suggested that the sub-4m SUV will pack a 1.0-liter T-GDI petrol engine when it enters production, while a small displacement diesel engine could also be introduced. Apparently, 60 percent of the small SUV’s development will be carried out by Hyundai India’s R&D team.

Hyundai i30 front three quarter revealed ahead of Paris debut
The exterior of the sub-4m SUV will draw cues from the Creta as well as the new Hyundai i30 (pictured).

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It will rival established products like the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300, Maruti Vitara Brezza and the yet-to-launch Tata Nexon. Once the sub-4m SUV arrives, Hyundai will have a strong SUV portfolio in India that also comprises of the forthcoming Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

[Source: Car and Bike]

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