Among the highlights of the features list of the 2020 Hyundai Creta SX will be a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone charging pod and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit
It has, by now, become fairly well known that the highly anticipated 2020 Hyundai Creta will finally enter the Indian car market on March 17. Ahead of the official launch, we were recently at the company's Sriperumbudur-based production facility to witness the manufacturing of the second generation of the country's favourite small SUV. We even got an up-close look at the SX variant of the upcoming model, whose video can be checked out below.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta SX comes with a slew of features, including - auto aircon, keyless entry and go, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear armrest with cup holders, large-size 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, puddle lamps, ambient lighting, adjustable rear-seat headrests, wireless charger, and most importantly, a panoramic sunroof. The safety kit on offer includes dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, VSM, HAC, all four disc brakes and ISOFIX child seat restraints.
The new Creta will be sold in three engine options - 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol. The 1.5-litre options will offer 115PS each, while the torque output will be rated at 144Nm and 250Nm for petrol and diesel motors, respectively. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol powerplant will offer 140PS and 242Nm. It will come mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with steering-mounted paddle shifters. The rest of the two motors will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. While the base petrol motor will be optionally available with a CVT, the oil-burner will be sold with an option of a 6-speed torque-converter unit. All the engine options, along with the platform, wil be shared with the Kia Seltos. However, the new Creta will likely offer marginally more fuel efficiency.
While 'SX' trim is the second-highest grade of the 2020 Hyundai Creta, it will feature an electric panoramic sunroof.
While the SX trim comes with many bells and whistles, it will play second fiddle to the SX(O) trim, which will come with a 7-inch digital display in the instrument console, an excellent 8-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, electric driver’s seat, and an electric parking brake with auto-hold function. Prices of the new SUV could start at Rs 10 lakh and go all the way to more than Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).