Hyundai has taken the wraps off the HND-14 Carlino small crossover on the dawn of the 2016 Auto Expo in India.

Hyundai has taken the wraps off the HND-14 Carlino small crossover on the dawn of the 2016 Auto Expo in India.

Measuring less than four meters (157.4 inches), the Carlino is probably a sign of things to come in terms of a Hyundai rival for the Ford EcoSport. It looks blocky and seems to have flush door handles along with side cameras instead of conventional mirrors. The front and rear come with scuff plates for added protection and we also notice the bulging wheel arches housing a set of chunky rims.

Other noticeable features include the slender LED headlights flanking a newly designed front grille, while the rear end hosts a pair of square taillights that send out a Jeep Renegade vibe. The tailgate appears to be on the small side as most of the rear end is taken by the massive bumper.

Taking into account the concept has opaque windows, chances are the Carlino doesn’t have a finished interior cabin and Hyundai didn’t want Auto Expo visitors to see that.

A production version could arrive as early as next year and if that’s the case it will slot in Hyundai India’s lineup underneath the Creta. It will likely ride on the same platform as the i20 and could use 1.2-liter gasoline and 1.4-liter diesel engines. These should work with a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic sending power exclusively to the front axle.

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Source: indianautosblog.com

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