2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos - Which One to Pick?

by Kshitij Rawat | 08/03/2020
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The next-gen 2020 Hyundai Creta will be launched in India on March 17th. Check out how the car fares against the current best-seller SUV in India, the Kia Seltos.

Hyundai Creta was the best-selling SUV in India up till the advent of the Kia Seltos, which took the market by storm. Within just two months after its launch, the Seltos had managed to dethrone the Creta, followed by the MG Hector. Determined to snatch the first spot once again, Hyundai will be introducing the next-gen Creta in India soon. Although it will share its platform and powertrains with the Seltos, there will be plenty of differences between the two cars.

2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos - Exterior

Next-gen Hyundai Creta 2020

2020 Hyundai Creta (Next-Gen)

On the Creta, you can see the latest design trend of offering vertically-split headlamps. The taillamps mirror the theme, being almost is almost the same manner. The side profile is in contrast with the front and rear, being a little conservative in comparison.

Kia Seltos 2020

Kia Seltos

As for the Seltos, it has a set of conventionally-designed headlamps, but they look extremely aggressive and sporty. The signature tiger-nose grille adds to the character. The side profile continues the dynamic theme, same as the rear. Sadly, the design isn’t as fresh as the Creta, which looks unlike anything else we’ve seen in the market.

2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos - Interior

Next-Gen Hyundai Creta 2020 interior

Hyundai Creta Interior

The differentiation is stronger in the interiors of the two cars. Where the Creta has a classy yet conservative design overall, the Seltos its sporty theme a step ahead. The former will share some interior details with the upcoming Hyundai i20 and Elantra, like the four-spoke steering wheel and fully-digital instruments. The touchscreen infotainment system rests below the centre AC vents.

Kia Seltos 2020 interior

Kia Seltos Interior

The Seltos doesn’t believe in subtlety. The touchscreen unit extends upwards from the centre console and joins smoothly into the rectangular instrument cluster housing. The steering wheel is a three-spoke sporty unit, leather-wrapped as well. Both cars will feature steering-mounted controls for audio and cruise control.

The Creta will also feature the company’s lastest ‘BlueLink’ connected car tech, whereas the Seltos comes with an older generation of the same system. The Hyundai SUV will also offer voice-activated sunroof, e-parking brake, and paddle-shifters.

2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos - Engine and Transmission

Both cars will sport the same three engine options- a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol (115hp and 144Nm), a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine (115 PS and 250 Nm), and a 1.4-litre turbo-diesel (140 PS and 242 Nm). The first two motors can be paired with either a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic, while the last one will get a 7-speed dual-clutch auto.

Price

2020 Hyundai Creta Next-generation model

The next-gen 2020 Hyundai Creta will have more features than even the Seltos

It can be seen here that the Creta might have a slight edge over the Seltos in terms of equipment, but the Kia SUV will offer more in terms of sportiness and excitement. The next-gen Hyundai Creta is expected to retail for between Rs. 10 - 16 lakh, while the Seltos is priced at Rs. 9.89 - 17.34 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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