The new Hyundai Creta will share its engines with the Kia Seltos and will be available in three engine variants, viz 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel
The all-new Hyundai Creta is all set to launch in India on March 17. Earlier this week, we reported that the first batch of the new SUV has rolled off the production line and now, in a new update, it has emerged that the official dealerships have started receiving stocks of the new model. In line with this, images of a new Hyundai Creta Turbo variant have been uploaded on the soclal media by an employee of Peeyesyem Hyundai, which is a retailer in Chennai. From the looks of it, the said unit of the new model has been snapped at a workshop of the dealership.
The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine of the new Hyundai Creta comes from the Kia Seltos. It outputs a maximum power of 140HP and a peak torque of 242NM. Transmission duties are handled by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that drives the front wheels. The new SUV is also available in 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine variants, with both the motors outputting a maximum of 115HP each. The torque outputs are rated at 144Nm and 250Nm for petrol and diesel motor, respectively.
A unit of the new Hyundai Creta 1.4 Turbo model has been seen in the workshop of Peeyesyem Hyundai in Chennai
A batch of images that surfacsd earlier revfeal that the Turbo variant of the 2020 Hyundai Creta will get a sporty trim similar to the GT-Line of the Kia Seltos. While the 1.5-litre engine variants will come with a beige-black colour theme, the interior of the sporty model will be finished in black and will feature red accents to complement the car's performance-focussed nature. Even the upholstery will feature contrast red stitching. Also, unlike the Kia Seltos GT model, the Turbo variant will feature steering-mounted paddle-shifts ot enhance the driving pleasure.
Unlike the Kia Seltos, the new Hyundai Creta 1.4 Turbo variant offers steering-mounted paddle-shifters
Bookings of the 2020 Creta have been underway for a refundable token amount of Rs 25,000. The upcoming model is based on the China-spec ix25 but features a distinct interior setup. Other than the Seltos, the new SUV will lock horns with the MG Hector, Tata Harrier and entry-level versions of the Jeep Compass.