According to the company’s official statement, the new Hyundai Creta’s chassis is strong enough to withstand the weight of two adult elephants standing on top of it.
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Creta is set to launch in the Indian market on March 17, 2020. The car is expected to offer a comfortable cabin, striking exterior looks, and new engine options. Now, there has been a new statement by the company, one that highlights the physical strength of the SUV.
Image from official Hyundai presentation
According to Hyundai India, the new Creta is strong enough to withstand an impact of 27,000 lbs, or around 12,250 kg. This is roughly equivalent to a total of seven cars, or two fully-grown adult African elephants. What’s even more impressive is the fact the next-gen Creta’s chassis, the mechanical structure responsible for supporting the claimed weight, only weighs 645 lbs, or a shade under 300 kg. While the statement sounds a little outlandish by itself, it is an engineering marvel that Hyundai engineers have managed to increase the structural strength of the car while still maintaining a relatively lightweight structure.
2020 Hyundai Creta will feature plenty of premium gadgets
Apart from that, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will also sport a few segment-first features, like remote engine start/stop, remote air purifier, ventilated front seats, rear-seat headrest cushions, wireless charging, BOSE sound system, and steering-mounted paddle shifters. The exclusive equipment list is expected to add a premium quotient to the Hyundai SUV, thus helping it attract buyers. There are plenty of other features on offer as well, which you can check out here.
The next-gen Creta will also have new engine options compared to the previous model. There will be a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel, and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol. The former two powerplants will come paired to a 6-speed manual as standard and a 6-speed torque-converter automatic as optional. The turbo-petrol engine will feature a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. These powertrains are currently available under the hood of the Kia Seltos.
The next-gen Creta is claimed to withstand the weight of two African elephants standing on top
The price list of the new Creta will only be revealed after the car has been launched. The outgoing model is currently available for between Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 15.72 lakh, and we expect the new model to retail at a fair premium over this. After launch, the vehicle will compete against Maruti S-Cross, Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, and of course, Kia Seltos.