The new upcoming Hyundai Creta sold in other markets will take inspirations from its bigger siblings like Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe and Palisade. The Indian version of Creta will get different design cues.
The next-gen Hyundai Creta (christened as Hyundai ix25 in China) has been unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show held in April 2019. Since the India-spec Hyundai Creta bears a striking similarity in terms of design and features with its international version, the unveiling of the next-gen ix25 has drawn huge attention from the public, not only within the Chinese boundaries but also in the Indian market. Recently, Sina Auto has released a set of images of the 2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25) that has shed a light on how the model could look like.
Hyundai Motor is gearing up for the next-generation Hyundai Creta in some markets including India.
The next-gen Chinese-spec Hyundai Creta boasts a more rounded aggressive front profile, which features a prominent radiator cascading grille flanked by a set of vertically-placed two-tier headlights with LED daytime running lights. That said, the striking front design of the new-gen Creta has been inspired largely by that of the new-age Hyundai SUVs including Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe and Palisade. The rear end of the new SUV sports a pair of vertically-stacked tail lamps with LED treatment, which are connected to each other by a garnish strip.
The Chinese-spec Creta (ix25) has been revealed for its exteriors in the set of images.
Though the interiors of the 2020 Hyundai Cretaare not revealed through these pics, we’ve already known that Hyundai has made a fair bit of done-ups to maintain its upmarket credentials on the inside. The dashboard layout is dominated by a large floating touchscreen infotainment system without physical buttons, barring the engine start/stop button. While there’s a generous utilization of high-quality materials such as leather or soft plastic around the corner, the dashboard, seats and the rest of the cabin are influenced by a dual-tone black and beige colour theme.
The Indian-spec new-gen Creta is expected to get a different design direction compared to the Chinese ix25 sibling.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta will be powered by two petrol engine options including a 1.4-litre turbocharged engine and a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated unit. The former is capable of generating a 130 PS of max power and 211 Nm of peak torque while the later can produce a maximum power of 125 PS and 151 Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual gearbox, a 6-speed CVT and a 7-speed DCT option.
Hyundai is set to showcase the new-gen Creta in India at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo in April 2020 with the Creta launch lined up after a while. The India-spec Creta is expected to get two engine options- a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5litre turbo-diesel unit, which also power the recently-unveiled Kia Seltos sibling. These mills will be BSVI compliant.