Hyundai Motor India unveiled
its vision for the future of urban mobility with the world-showcase of the
HND-14,’Carlino’ at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi, India. The compact utility
vehicle concept presents a multi-functional solution for the next generation of
The HND-14, ’Carlino’ is the latest in a succession of concepts
from the Hyundai Design Center in Namyang, South Korea, illustrating the
company’s future design direction. As a continuation of Hyundai Motor’s
conceptual studies, the HND-14, ‘Carlino’ sets its own trend, with a
fashionable and unique design that gives customers a glimpse of Hyundai Motor’s
vision for future urban mobility.
The concept car is a unique
proposition, breaking conventions and making an urban statement with its unique
design and stylish exterior. At less than four meters in length, its compact
proportions exude a cool, modern and simple finish that presents the ideal
first car to the next generation of style-focused motorists. Its
multi-functional nature makes it the perfect utility vehicle for a variety of
lifestyles, diverse enough to be comfortable off-road or on the highway.
Representing an evolution of
Hyundai’s design philosophy, the HND-14, ‘Carlino’s’ exterior appeal starts
with its unique lamp design, setting the tone for its fashionable and sporty
features. Its individuality is expressed further with the subtle use of colors
and graphics, reflecting its ability to suit a variety of lifestyles.
Like its exterior, the HND-14, ‘Carlino’
interior provides flexibility in its design, merging fashion, function and the
latest technologies. The innovative ‘plug and play’ platform will appeal to the
varied lifestyle demands of buyers and the option to completely customize
in-car technology options will suit those coming to the market for the first
Available features include
interchangeable audio, visual and navigation units. Each item can be swapped in
or out, giving greater choice for users to specify components to suit their
Other integrated features
bring added convenience and safety for drivers, with a push start button
providing ease of use, in addition to electric folding side mirrors. The
HND-14, ‘Carlino’ promises to keep occupants safe in all environments, with six
air bags and Hill Start Assist Control providing additional driver support.
The HND-14, ‘Carlino’s’
versatility is perfectly encapsulated by its unique wheels enhancing the
utilitarian appeal and elevating the SUV’s profile, they also contribute to
safety with a number of features that offer versatility and adventure, with the
wide shoulder block design maximizing mud traction.
Another unique feature is the 3D honeycomb
blocks, designed to provide near-silent running on highways. Combined with the
other innovative design elements, this feature contributes to unrivalled
handling performance on all terrains, to ensure the HND-14, ‘Carlino’ is as
versatile as it looks.
Source: Hyundai Motor India
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