The 2019 Hyundai Carlino is going to be a production vehicle for the subcompact crossover concept. This SUV is going to India as its primary market. For the first generation, only a few other countries will offer it in dealerships. The Philippines and Malaysian buyers will have a chance to be the first to test it.
Subcompact SUV is an economical and cheap vehicle for everyday needs. Its handling and maneuverability will make it a perfect solution for crowded urban streets. Not only that steering is simple, but also parking it is not going to cause headaches. All in all, a car worth of waiting. Nevertheless, Indian SUV fans can purchase a similar model with Ford EcoSport.
2019 Hyundai Carlino Engine Lineup
There will be two drivetrain options for buyers of the 2019 Hyundai Carlino. The base models of small SUV will come with 1.2-l petrol unit. This engine can make 80 hp and 115 Nm of torque (85 lb-ft). The versatility of the crossover is coming with a diesel unit. With 220 Nm (160 pound-feet) of twisting power and 90 hp, it is more potent than the gasoline version.
Furthermore, the vehicle is offering a choice between automatic and manual transmission. A 5-speed manual is default power router, while automatic gearbox comes with 4 gears. Incredible fuel economy is the major highlight of the 2019 Carlino. This vehicle consumes only 5 l/100km, which is equivalent to 47 mpg.
2019 Hyundai Carlino Design
The crossover will be 4 meters long, and its ground clearance is 190 mm. This is not a great gap for an off-road ride. With other characteristics, it is obvious that 2019 Hyundai Carlino is an urban SUV. From what we saw at the premiere of the concept, its design is very interesting. If that vehicle appears on the street, be sure it will draw attention. Huge wheels with star rims are not the only interesting detail. Side glass and bumpers are taking this vehicle to another level with design and appearance. Sleek headlamps complete the exterior.
Interior and Options
Drivers of the 2019 Hyundai Carlino will find start/stop button very helpful. Also, there are keyless entry and navigation for an easier ride. Infotainment system also adds a touchscreen display and reverse camera. Overall comfort is at a good level with seat ventilation. Higher trims offer leather seats and more safety equipment. Airbags are standard. Although compact, the crossover is pretty spacious. Passengers on the rear bench will have enough room for legs. Also, foldable seats can increase the cargo area if needed.
2019 Hyundai Carlino Release Date and Price
The 2019 Hyundai Carlino is coming late in 2018. We expect to see it on streets in last quarter of the year. However, the premiere of production vehicle will happen a few months earlier.
We still don’t know a price range for the new Hyundai Carlino. Nevertheless, fans are expecting it to be available for 7 Indian lakh, or about $10,000. This is a fair price for the base model, while higher trim will definitely cost 10 lakh and more.