The 2020 Hyundai Creta, which is the second generation of the popular SUV, was recently introduced to India at the Auto Expo 2020, the new model will rival the Kia Seltos and MG Hector once it’s launched next month
Creta has been one of the most popular brands of SUVs in the country. While the small SUV has faced some heat from the advent of the Kia Seltos, it will soon receive a generation change that should help the company reclaim the last grounds. In line with this, the 2020 Hyundai Creta was recently to India at the ongoing Auto Expo 2020, which is underway at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The new model will help the Indian subsidiary of the popular Korean carmaker take the fight straight to the likes of Kia Seltos and MG Hector.
Based on the Hyundai ix25, the 2020 Hyundai Creta is all-new inside and out. On the outside, it features a radical new design that is in tandem with the company’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design theme. Even the interior is completely new and comes packed with new features. The exterior can be said to be a reflection of the Palisade SUV, especially when viewed from some angles. Highlight of the front-end include hood-level LED DRL strips that extend all the way to headlamps in a boomerang-style shape.
The side profile is a reflection of the older model, at least to some extent. It also gets a silver garnish near the C-pillar and 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear complements the front, with multi-port taillights. The tailgate features bold Creta letterings. In a nutshell, the exterior looks close to that of the China-spec ix25. The interior though, is quite different. While the Chinese version features a large-size portrait touchscreen infotainment unit, the Indian model gets a simpler horizontally-oriented unit at the top of the centre-console. That said, its size seems to be as big as that of the Kia Seltos’s unit.
Specifications of the 2020 Hyundai Creta are yet to be revealed. However, it’s being said that the new model will borrow the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units from the Seltos. However, instead of the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol unit of the cousin, the new Creta might end up featuring an updated version of the Venue’s 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor. All engine variants will be available with an optional automatic transmission each. Market launch is scheduled to take place next month, while prices could be a shade under that of the Kia Seltos.