The new-gen Hyundai Creta has been spotted getting tested in Salem, Tamil Nadu. The SUV is expected to get launched by the forthcoming year.
Hyundai Creta is one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment. It was first launched back in July 2015. The carmaker will launch the new-gen model of the Hyundai Creta next year. The upcoming Hyundai SUV has been spied getting tested in Salem, Tamil Nadu. This is the first-ever sighting of the upcoming SUV in India. Given below are some exclusive shots of the car, shared by IAB. The new-gen Hyundai Creta in the images looks quite identical to the new-gen Hyundai ix25. In foreign countries, the ix25 is offered with two distinctive looking grille designs and the spy images suggest that the India-spec model will employ a chequered grille. The design language of the upcoming SUV will get inspired by the company's flagship SUV, the Hyundai Palisade.
The major reason for the popularity of the first-gen Hyundai Creta is its bold design. On the other hand, the design of the new-gen car will be a mix of straight lines and curves. On the inside, the SUV will offer a plush looking interior, loaded with some advanced features. The main attraction in the upcoming SUV will be a floating touchscreen infotainment system. Moreover, it will also feature an electronic parking brake. The Creta is expected to be based on the improved version of the ongoing model's platform. The Korean carmaker is also planning to introduce the 7-seater version of Creta in our markets.
The new-gen Hyundai Creta will get powered by a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine which puts out 155 PS and 144 Nm. On the other hand, the SUV will also employ a 1.5-litre, oil burner which develops power and torque outputs of 115 PS and 250 Nm, respectively. Moreover, the car will also get propelled by Hyundai Venue's 1.0-litre, turbocharged petrol motor which churns out 120 PS and 172 Nm. The 7-seater variant of Hyundai Creta will extract power from Kia Seltos' 1.4-litre, turbocharged, petrol mill that produces 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of twisting force.