Set to be launched in India on the 17th of March 2020, new generation of Creta SUV unofficial bookings are now open at dealerships.
After making its grand debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in presence of Shah Rukh Khan, the new Creta is getting ready for launch in India. We already know how it looks on the outside, but it is the inside of this SUV, which has not been officially revealed. Until now. Today, Hyundai has officially shared the first sketches of India-spec Creta SUV. These official images puts the rumours to rest, and confirms that Creta in India will not get large touchscreen infotainment system, as it has received in the Chinese market.
International products launched in India often undergo some changes to suit local driving needs and customer preferences. Hyundai has followed the same strategy in case of Creta and the most noticeable changes are on the inside. For example, the interior design of 2020 Creta is a lot more simplified in comparison to that of 2020 Hyundai ix25. While ix25 gets a large sized touchscreen panel in portrait orientation, 2020 Creta comes with standard touchscreen infotainment system and climate control unit.
However, the relatively shorter screen does not impact the car’s overall appeal. On its own, 2020 Creta’s screen is appropriate for everyday needs. As a matter of fact, the relatively shorter screen looks more elegant and manageable in comparison to the large, flamboyant unit used on ix25. It’s all about what users prefer in a specific geography and we are sure Hyundai knows what’s right for its customers.
Another difference can be seen in the design of front air vents. While outer-end air vents in ix25 are placed horizontally, they get a vertical orientation in 2020 Creta. Central air vents are horizontally placed in both variants with the only difference that the ones on 2020 Creta appear to be boxier. ix25 central air vents have a sleek, futuristic design and they merge seamlessly with the dashboard and the infotainment system below.
We can also see 2020 Creta sporting a new steering wheel that is more stylish in comparison to the one used on Hyundai ix25. Next-gen Creta’s steering wheel is similar to the ones used on international-spec variants of Hyundai’s premium products such as the new flagship sedan Hyundai Grandeur and 2020 Hyundai Sonata, a mid-size sedan. New Creta’s steering wheel has a futuristic look and feel and comes with mounted controls and Hyundai logo in the centre.
Talking about the exteriors, there are hardly any differences between 2020 Creta and 2020 Hyundai ix25. Both come with styling changes such as updated front fascia with revised grille design. There’s more chrome at the front and LED units have replaced the conventional headlamps. Rear section has also been updated and one key change is the edgy two-piece taillight.
Engine options for new Creta will be the same as Kia Seltos, which comes with a 1.5-liter petrol, a 1.4-liter turbo petrol and a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel unit. Transmission options include manual, automatic and DSG transmission. All engine options will be BS6 compliant from day 1.