The Hyundai Carlino is expected to hit Indian shores by 2019, while the Santro replacement is slated for a 2018 launch.

Hyundai HND14 Concept 4
Styling of the Carlino would be different than the HND14 concept

Korean carmaker Hyundai has been successful in generating a lot of hype from its Carlino concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. After launching the 2018 Verna, Hyundai is expected to launch the Carlino in India in the first half of 2019. The Santro, which was phased out a couple of years back, is set to be relaunched in 2018.

The production-spec Carlino will be based on Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design language and will be position below the Creta. It will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 118 HP of power and a 1.4-litre diesel engine that currently does duty on the smaller i20 Active.

The Hyundai Santro was a very popular hatchback which was phased out to free up the assembly line for production of the Grand i10. The i10 took its place and now the next generation Santro, which is due for a launch in 2018, will replace the i10. The original Santro was known for its tallboy body style but the newer generation will get rid of it. The company is designing the new car in Korea and it will be wider, more spacious and practical than the previous version. The New Santro will lock horns with the Maruti WagonR, Datsun Go and Tata Tiago.

Hyundai Carlino India Launch

– Carlino to be launched in first half of 2019, New Santro to come in 2018
– Carlino to get new 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine
– New Santro will be wider and more practical, will get rid of tall boy body style
– The i10, which replaced the Santro some years back, will be replaced by Santro in 2018

Santro Celebration Edition
The Santro was selling close to 3000 units a month before it was discontinued