Our sources inform us that the new Hyundai Creta launch is scheduled for March 17, while several dealerships across the country have started accepting bookings for the new SUV
The new Hyundai Creta 2020 was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 and looks all set to increase the heat on hot-sellers like the Kia Seltos and MG Hector. Our sources inform us that the launch of the new SUV is scheduled to take place on on March 17, while several dealerships across the country have started registering bookings for the new model.
In essence, the upcoming model is a rebadged Hyundai ix25 that’s already on sale in China, where it debuted at the Shanghai Motor Sow. Now, however, the new SUV is finally about to launch in India as the new Hyundai Creta. The all-new model looks almost completely unlike the outgoing version, offers a more premium cabin and will be sold with BSVI-compliant petrol and diesel engine options.
The design of the new Hyundai Creta is in accordance with the company’s sensuous sportiness design language, which is an evolution of the Fluidic Sculpture theme of the outgoing model. The front-end features the latest version of the company’s Cascading Grille, while the boomerang-shaped DRLs start from the hood-level and make their way to the bottom of the headlamp clusters. The side profile is slightly reminiscent of that of the outgoing Creta but it’s easy to notice that the larger dimensions. An interesting element here is the silver trim flanking the greenhouse near the C-pillar. The rear-end is a reflection of the front as it gets multi-stage taillamps and a sporty bumper. As has been the norm of late, the bootlid features ‘Creta’ branding in bold centrally-placed letterings.
While the exterior of the new Hyundai Creta are close to what the ix25 looks like, the interior misses out on the portrait-style touchscreen infotainment unit of the Chinese SUV. The Indian version gets a conventional touch-unit that will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other highlights of the equipment list include electric sunroof, wireless smartphone charger and electric parking brake.
The new Hyundai Creta 2020 will be available with a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Also, the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine of the GT-Line trim of the Seltos could also make it to the new-gen Creta. All the engine variants will have a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, while an automatic option will be available on all the motors. The new-gen Creta will go on to rival the likes of Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Harrier.