To hit showrooms in March this year, new Creta dons Hyundai’s Sensuous 2.0 design ideology.
After various teaser and speculations about its design and engineering, the Korean carmaker has finally taken the covers off its big-ticket – the 2020 Hyundai Creta. Unveiled by the Hyundai brand ambassador aka Bollywood Badshah, Shah Rukh Khan at the Auto Expo 2020, the second generation Creta trims are powered by two petrol and one diesel engine choices. It gets a host of new features like connected car tech, panoramic sunroof, and others. Akin in looks with its Chinese sibling ix25 and younger Venue, new Creta will see a March 2020 launch in India.
Hyundai Creta Price
As of now, there is no update from the company on pricing. It is expected that Hyundai India will price its new generation Creta SUV model in the proximity of its Korean counterpart’s SUV Kia Seltos. Concerning the same, it’s clear that 2020 Creta will see a starting price of anything under Rs 10 lakh, which may stretch up to Rs 17 lakh for the top of the line trim.
Hyundai Creta Exterior & Styling
Since the rollout of design sketches, the inspirations were evident about its ideation and soon the comparisons were made with its Chinese counterpart, the second-gen ix25. Moreover, the slight change contrasting ix25 has been the Venue borrowed cascading grille at the front. Other modern elements at the fascia include LED DRLs above the projector headlamp, while side profile makes it look large and boxy with side cladding and flared wheel arches conferring it a robust emergence. Moreover, the rear gets LED tail lamps similar to the DRLs seen at the front.
Hyundai Creta Interior & Features
The second iteration of Creta sees an increase in dimensions resulting in a bigger and spacious cabin. It will share many elements from its native sibling Kia Seltos, especially the cabin layout and the gadgetry. On the features front, the hi-tech equipment list comprises of 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with eSIM embedded, a 7-inch MID in the instrument cluster, BlueLink connected car technology that allows location, engine health and driving telemetric reports. Moreover, other attributes include remote engine start-stop, pre-cooling, panoramic sunroof, automatic parking brake and built-in air purifier. Further, with overall measurements witnessing a boost, the boot space too will now be larger compared to the first generation Creta.
Hyundai Creta Engine & Specs
Under the hood, the new compact SUV will draw power from the BS6 compliant Kia Seltos shared engine options. The petrol duo, the 1.5L petrol and 1.4L turbo GDI petrol generate 115 PS & 144 Nm, and 140 PS & 242 Nm of power and torque values respectively. And the sole 1.4L diesel VGT dolls out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The transmission options for these engines apart from standard manual gearbox are CVT (1.5L petrol), 7-speed DCT (1.4L turbo petrol) and 6-speed torque converter (1.5L diesel).
Hyundai Creta Competition & Clash
At the time of its initial launch in India, it had fewer rivals in its segment. With the foray of many other compact SUV players in the segment, the competition has become far more intense. Hence, the regular challengers include Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, and Renault Captur. With prices falling between Rs 10-17 lakh it will also take on mid-size SUVs like the Tata Harrier and MG Hector. Moreover, other new entrants its own den include the upcoming India-bound VW T-Cross, and the Skoda Vision IN compact SUV that will lock horns with the second-gen Creta in 2021.