The 2020 Hyundai Creta is expected to be revealed at the 2020 Auto Expo in India. Let’s see what to expect from the new compact SUV.
First launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta sets a benchmark and has been one of the best-sellers in the SUV segment in India for quite some time now. In February, the South Korean auto manufacturer reported a sales number of more than 5 lakh units for the compact SUV. Having said that, facing the intense competition from the other modern SUVs which have been launched in India recently, the Hyundai Creta does need a new generation.
The Hyundai Creta is sold in many countries and known as the Hyundai ix25 in China and some South American markets. The new ix25 has already been revealed China and the India-bound Creta is likely to be based on the new ix25 with some alterations to suit the Indian auto market, like the first-gen model. The next-gen Hyundai Creta, in all likelihood, will be unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo. Given the success that the outgoing model has achieved, Indian auto buyers have high expectations for the new one. While waiting for the arrival of the long-anticipated SUV, let’s discover what we can expect from it in our 2020 Hyundai Creta Review
In terms of the dimensions, the new Hyundai ix25 measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 1,622 mm in height, which are 30 mm longer, 10 mm wider and 8 mm shorter than the previous model. The India-spec Creta is expected to come with the similar dimensions but with a higher ground clearance than the ix25 with a view to increasing the off-road capabilities of the SUV, especially in bad road conditions in India.
The design of the current-gen Creta will give way to Hyundai’s latest design philosophy. Specifically, it will borrow the split headlights from the Hyundai Venue which is gaining popularity in India. The system consists of thin LED DRLs located at the top and the main headlamp cluster positioned below in a separate housing. The lower headlamp unit includes an L-shaped LED light and three clusters nearby which are divided by chrome trims. Another small light is located between the headlight cluster and the LED DRLs. A cascading black chrome-surrounded grille which is flanked by DRLs will be also present in the new vehicle.
On the side profile, the new Hyundai Creta will run on unique alloy rims. The A-pillar will receive a more upright look, contributing to the vehicle's masculine appearance. A split taillight system will also be available in the rear of the vehicle. The tailgate will be sculpted with sharp lines while number plate in the rear will be moved up.
Despite getting some exterior alterations, the new Hyundai Creta will still maintain its masculine exterior design.
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2020 Hyundai Creta Review - Interior Features
The India-spec 2020 Hyundai Creta interior will bear a strong resemblance to the Hyundai ix25 with minor tweaks. The compact SUV is expected to be equipped with a wide 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which leads to a smaller number of buttons on the vehicle’s dashboard since most of the functions will be implemented through this touchscreen system. Like its Chinese version, the Hyundai Creta is likely to be equipped with a wide array of comfort features which include an autocruise, a flat-bottom driving wheel with audio controls, start/stop push button, ventilated front seats, etc.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta interior will be equipped with a wide range of new top-notch features.
Particularly, Hyundai’s most unique selling point, the Blue Link system will be carried over to the new Creta. It provides 33 advanced functions, 10 of which are specifically developed for India. The system comes with remote start/stop, remote lock/unlock, remote climate control and a find-my-car function, etc. Furthermore, the Creta will also receive live car tracking, speed alert and geo-fencing, which can all be controlled through an application which is connected to the SUV.
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2020 Hyundai Creta Review - Specs
The new-gen Hyundai Creta will borrow its platform from the newly-launched Kia Seltos. The powertrains of the Kia Seltos will also be adopted for the new Hyundai Creta. This indicates that the latter is expected to receive its power from a 1.5-litre petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbo diesel unit, both of which will comply with the BS-VI emission standards.
Nevertheless, the highlight in the powertrains of the new Creta is that it is going to receive its power from a BSVI-compliant 1.4-litre turbo gasoline burner, like the unit which is offered on the Seltos GT Line. A mild-hybrid option is also likely to be introduced on the Hyundai Creta in India.
2020 Hyundai Creta Review - India Launch and Price Expectations
The BSVI-compliant engines will help the Southern automaker save plenty of update expenses. Moreover, its platform will be borrowed from the Kia Seltos, which will bring about a considerable reduction in the expenses. Considering all of the following factors, we can expect the 2020 Hyundai Creta price to be similar or even lower than that of the outgoing model.
The stiff competition in the Indian compact SUV segment is expected to continue in the future. Therefore, once the new-gen Hyundai Creta is launched in February next year, like the current-gen Creta, the new model will rival the Nissan Kicks, the Renault Captur, the Mahindra XUV500, the Tata Harrier, the MG Hector and its sibling, the Kia Seltos.
The above article has compiled five things to expect from the new-gen Hyundai Creta. What do you think of the new model? Do you think that it will be successful in maintaining its popularity in the Indian auto market like what the outgoing model has managed to do? Please let us know in the comment section below. However, to be sure about your answer to these questions, let’s have a look at our most updated news on the next-gen Creta. Also, watch this space on IndianAuto.com for a detailed 2020 Hyundai Creta Review post the media test drive.