With Hyundai’s baby SUV caught testing recently somewhere in Death Valley, we’ve got high hopes the car maker has hatched a plot for a small SUV model for the US market next year.
The baby SUV elicits the look of the Hyundai Kona; however, it is easy to recognize the Kona is more like a soft-roader compared to this camouflaged model which comes with a Creta-inspired C-pillars and windows, and a pretty boxier design.
Hyundai’s baby SUV was caught testing recently somewhere in Death Valley as reported by Motor1.com
Armando Cardoso, the product specialist of Hyundai Latin America, revealed in an interview that the tiny SUV will take an SUV design which belongs to city car proportions, and it will welcome an all-new platform. It’s up to the market, the baby SUV is seated between the Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Creta. However, reports somehow unraveled that the carmaker has a special plan for the US market. They reported that the Hyundai's unnamed baby SUV will be the model to replace the Hyundai Accent in the USA because of the growing demands for SUVs and crossovers rather than hatchbacks and sedans in the country.
The upcoming Hyundai's SUV power comes from the same engine we see in the Accent which is a 1.6L naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol unit doling out 130 HP and channeled to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Customers can choose between a front-wheel-drive as standard or an optional all-wheel-drive.
While in the Indian market, car enthusiasts are longing for the Hyundai Carlino, Hyundai QXi as its codename, a sub-four meter SUV which is in the process, which is believed to go head to head with Suzuki Vitara Berazza and Ford EcoSport. The Hyundai Carlino may come in H1 2019 and introduce engine options includes a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel or 1L t-GDi petrol unit. Check out photos of the Hyundai Carlino at the 2016 Auto Expo below.
The Indian Hyundai Carlino is believed to go head to head with Maruti Vitara Berazza and Ford EcoSport
The Hyundai Carlino may come in H1 2019 for the Indian market
In the Indian market, car enthusiasts are longing for the Hyundai Carlino
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In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.
The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.
Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country.