While not officially unveiled, the interior of the 2020 Hyundai Creta was spied in the model showcased at Auto Expo 2020, giving us details about the upcoming car. Read ahead to know more.
The upcoming next-generation 2020 Hyundai Creta was recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020. Confirming our prior speculation, the car looks very similar to the ix25 sold in China, although there are a few differences between the two.
The front-end of the 2020 Creta takes inspiration from the Hyundai Palisade
While we were already updated about the exterior design of the car, Hyundai hadn’t unveiled the interior of the car. That said, there are a few details that we were able to capture from the model on display at the Expo. Unlike the exterior, the interior design has significant changes over the ix25. Let’s cover all of those in detail.
Interior of the next-gen Creta - Snapped during Auto Expo 2020
The most obvious difference between the two is the dashboard design. While the ix25 gets a huge tablet-esque 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system stacked in portrait-mode, i.e., vertically, the India-spec Creta will also get a 10-inch touchscreen unit for the infotainment display, but it will be conventionally-mounted (horizontal). The aircon vents on the former are quite sleek and disjointed from the touchscreen, whereas in the latter, the housing for the aircon vents is right above the infotainment screen. Other that than, the instrument console also seems different. The ix25 features an all-digital instrument cluster, whereas the 2020 Hyundai Creta seems to make do with conventional dials. There is, however, a possibility that the top-spec trim might offer an all-digital setup.
There will be a lot of features on offer in the new-gen 2020 Hyundai Creta. Automatic climate control, e-parking brake, ventilated seats, wireless charging, etc, will be available in the car. You’ll also get steering mounted controls for audio and cruise control.
The exterior, as mentioned above, is almost the same in both, ix25 and Creta. There are a few worth mentioning though. The Creta gets different front grille inserts and a new alloy wheel design. You will also find LED headlamps, LED taillamps, and LED DRLS on offer. There are three powertrain options expected to power the Creta, all borrowed from its cousin, the Kia Seltos. The first is a 1.5-litre petrol that produces 115 PS and 144 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. It comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The second option is a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 115 PS and 250 Nm on tap. It also comes paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. The last engine option is a 1.4-litre with 140PS and 242 Nm. The transmission duties on this are handled by a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The rear also features a vertically-split taillamp design, just like the front
The expected launch date of the 2020 Hyundai Creta is March 17th, 2020. While the price list hasn’t been revealed yet, we expect the new model to have a moderate increment in price over the older one. Upon launch, the Creta will compete with Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500, and Renault Duster.