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Hyundai already sells the Creta in the popular B-segment crossover market, but it appears it wants to make an SUV that’s even smaller than that, with the unveiling of the Hyundai Carlino HND-14 at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.

According to IndianAutosBlog, the Carlino is a sub-four-metre crossover built to take on the Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV300 and the new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, taking advantage of the country’s low excise duty for eco-friendly cars under four metres in length.

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Designed at Hyundai’s Namyang design centre in Korea, the Carlino is dressed in a two-tone orange paint job and features a much more boxy, rugged look than the Creta. Details include small, inset LED head- and tail lights, a large hexagonal grille, bulging wheel arches filled with large wheels and chunky tyres, suicide doors, a stepped window line and skid plates at the front and rear.

Unfortunately, the show car is a hard model, so there’s no interior to speak of. No other details have been revealed either, but it is rumoured that the Carlino will be headed to production next year – based on the Creta and powered by either 1.2 litre petrol and 1.4 litre diesel engines, mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.

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