2020 Hyundai Creta will come with 'Superstructure' monocoque that is claimed to be capable of withstanding the weight of two African elephants
Hyundai Motor India Ltd is all set to launch the 2020 Hyundai Creta in the Indian market on March 17. Just some days ahead of the 2020 Creta’s launch, the South Korean carmaker has revealed some interesting facts about the making of the next-gen SUV. As claimed by Hyundai, the monocoque of the 2020 Hyundai Creta (SuperStructure in company's marketing speak) is so strong that the it can withstand the weight of 2 African Elephants.
2020 Hyundai Creta gains a solid body structure that is called Superstructure by Hyundai.
While we cannot confirm if the company’s statement is true or not, it is quite safe to say that the 2020 Hyundai Creta will be compliant with the NHTSA standards. The Superstructure of the new-gen Hyundai Creta makes use of 74.3 per cent of advanced high-strength steel that is solid enough to handle a compressive load of around 5.4 tonnes.
If the roof’s compressive strength of the SUV is to be believed, it can translate into a greater ability to protect its passengers during the roll-over crashes. Also, Creta’s solid body structure will also help the vehicle score well in terms of safety.
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Having said that, the 2020 Hyundai Creta is expected to offer a range of safety features including airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, rear parking sensors, speed alert, etc. that would make it score good points for the adult occupants protection in the Global NCAP tests. While the previous-gen Hyundai Creta has achieved a 4-star rating from NCAP, the company confirmed that its all-new Creta will soon take the test by NCAP.
2020 Hyundai Creta sports a lot of design changes along with technological and mechanical updates.
Apart from the SuperStructure, the next-gen Creta will be packed with some segment-best features like remote engine start/stop, remote air purifier, BOSE sound system, wireless charging, rear-seat headrest cushions, steering-mounted paddle shifters and so on.
Powering the 2020 Hyundai Creta will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine along with a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor sourced from the Kia Seltos. Transmission package will include a 6-speed MT/ 6-speed torque converter for the diesel motor and 6-speed MT/CVT for the base petrol unit.The turbo-petrol mill will feature a 7-speed DCT unit.
Hyundai has commenced the production of the 2020 Creta with the supports of 3D scanning technology.
Hyundai has started the mass-production of the 2020 Creta at its Sriperumbudur-based factory in Tamil Nadu. 3D scanning technology for the new-gen Creta has been applied as well for a more precise manufacturing procedure. The new-gen Creta’s prices are yet to be revealed but we expect the base model's price to undercut that of the Seltos by a small margin.