The 2020 Hyundai Creta BS6 shares a lot with the Kia Seltos
Hyundai India plans to launch the 2020 Creta soon and almost all the details of the five-seater SUV is available to the public except, of course, the pricing. The 2020 Hyundai Creta shares a lot of equipment with the Kia Seltos which has become a runaway success. As of now, it is one of the most anticipated launches in the mid-size SUV/crossover segment as well as the entire Indian automotive industry.
The new Hyundai Creta is offered with three BS6 powertrains (borrowed from the Seltos): 1.5-litre NA petrol (113bhp/144Nm), 1.5-litre diesel (113bhp/250Nm) and 1.4-litre turbo petrol (138bhp/242Nm). The engines are mated to either a CVT, 6-speed AT or 7-speed DCT, respectively, while a 6-speed manual comes as standard. The South Korean brand has already released the official 2020 Hyundai Creta brochure. Here are the top 5 features of the five-seater SUV (in its highest ‘SX(O)’ avatar):
LED headlamps and tail lamps are becoming common in today’s four-wheelers and two-wheelers. The 2020 Hyundai Creta has gone one step ahead by introducing LED puddle lamps and interior lighting (including ambient illumination) besides the automatic full-LED headlamps and tail lamps that look identical in shape.
Inside the 2020 Hyundai Creta, there is a host comfort and convenience features that help it have an edge over its competitors. This includes a large panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, 8-way powered driver seat, automatic air purifier, rear headrest cushion, wireless charging, 8-speaker Bose audio system and more. The SUV gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system alongside a 7.0-inch coloured TFT instrument console.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta boasts of the brand’s BlueLink connectivity suite which has over 50 features of its own. On top of smartphone and smartwatch connectivity, the system offers voice commands, remote engine start/stop (for automatic variants), remote air purifier on/off, anti-theft, vehicle diagnostics, etc.
The automatic variants of the 2020 Hyundai Creta offer so much than the absence of the third pedal. Despite being an FWD powertrain, the Creta comes with three drive modes that work in conjunction with the traction control: Snow, Sand and Mud. For a relatively engaged driving experience, drivers get paddle shifters as well (the Kia Seltos does not).
The monocoque chassis of the 2020 Hyundai Creta is made out of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). The folks at Hyundai claim that the roof can withstand the weight of two African elephants. While we do not recommend testing that (or expect you to find the opportunity), the bold claim surely hints to the vehicle’s class-leading safety. Other safety features include Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), rear disc brakes, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), rear parking camera with guidelines, six airbags, etc.