Ahead of launch on 17th March 2020, bookings of the new Creta SUV has officially started at a fully refundable amount of Rs 25,000
After making its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, the second-gen Hyundai Creta is now scheduled for a launch on March 17th. Ahead of the launch, official bookings of the SUV have opened at all Hyundai dealerships as well as online at https://book.hyundai.co.in/ against a payment of Rs 25,000.
The 2020 Creta is largely based upon the Chinese Hyundai ix25. It shares a lot with the ix25, including exterior looks, feature list and even the interiors to certain extent. While initial reactions to new Creta’s radical design have been mixed, it surely does pack a long list of creature comfort features.
Earlier, Hyundai’s marketers had used ‘The Perfect SUV’ tag with the Creta which they have now replaced with ‘The Ultimate SUV’, suggesting an upgrade through word play. While the new Creta might not be the best looking car in the segment, it certainly is one of the most loaded car in the segment. For more details as in how the 2020 Creta stacks up against its competition, check out the comparative analysis here.
2020 Creta Features
|MASCULINE & FUTURISTIC STANCE|
|Trio Beam LED Headlamps|
|Crescent Glow LED DRL|
|Muscular Wheel Arches|
|Lightening Arch C-Pillar|
|Twin Tip Exhaust|
|Aerodynamic Rear Spoiler|
|Welcome Function with Puddle Lamps & Auto Unfold ORVM|
|New BS6 Engines – 1.4 l Turbo / 1.5 l PL / 1.5 l DSL|
|7DCT & IVT in Petrol Engine|
|Drive Mode Select – Eco, Comfort & Sport|
|Traction Control Modes – Snow, Sand & Mud|
|Rear Disc Brakes|
|Voice Enabled Smart Panoramic Sunroof|
|Auto Healthy Air Purifier|
|17.78 cm Supervision Cluster with Digital Display|
|MT Remote Engine Start|
|Advanced Blue Link with Voice Commands|
|Blue Link Integrated Smartwatch App|
|26.03 cm HD Infotainment with Blue Link|
|Soothing Blue Ambient Lighting|
|Bose Premium Sounds System (8 Speakers)|
|Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold|
|Driver Rear View Monitor|
|Rear Window Sunshade|
|Rear Seat Headrest Cushion|
|2 Step Rear Seat Reclining|
|Front & Rear USB Charger|
|LED Reading Lamps|
|Cooled Glove Box|
The 2020 Creta will be offered with 3 engine options, 2 petrol and 1 diesel. All the engines will be BS 6 emission norms compliant, right from launch. The standard naturally aspirated 1.5 litre petrol motor will be offered with a 6-speed MT and an IVT (AT). The motor will be able to dish out 115 PS & 144 Nm of max torque.
2020 Creta Engine and Variants
|ENGINE||CAPACITY (CC)||MAXIMUM POWER (PS/RPM)||MAXIMUM TORQUE (KGM/RPM)||TRANSMISSION|
|1.5 l MPi||1497||115 / 6 300||14.7 / 4 500||6MT|
|1.5 l U2 Diesel (BS6)||1493||115 / 4 000||25.5 / 1 500-2 750||6MT|
|1.4 l Kappa||1353||140 / 6 000||24.7 / 1 500-3 200||7DCT|
|T-GDi Petrol (BS6)|
The diesel motor will be offered with a 6-speed MT and an AT. It will be capable to churn out 115 PS & 250 Nm of peak torque. The third engine on offer will be a 1.4 litre Turbocharged petrol motor which will come mated to a 7-speed DCT as standard. This combination will be able to dish out 140 PS & 240 Nm of max torque.
On the variant front, Hyundai will be offering the Creta in 5 trims. The range would start with the entry level E grade and end with the range-topping SX (O) grade. Petrol customers won’t have an option to get the SX (O) trim with an MT, as they will have only the DCT version as an option. For more variant-wise details, you may check out our detailed coverage here.
Post launch, the Creta will be competing with its cousin, the Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Tata Harrier. The segment is expected to get even more congested in some time post launch of products from VW, Skoda and Tata Motors.