Hyundai India has officially revealed the front and rear design sketches of the new gen Creta SUV, which will make its debut next week, at the Auto Expo.
Since its launch in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has posted robust sales, month on month. It also landed up becoming the best selling SUV in the category and it managed to retain the crown up until the recent past when Creta’s distant cousin, the Kia Seltos came into the Indian market. Hyundai intends to reclaim the lost title and has been aggressively testing the upcoming 2nd gen Creta in India.
Speaking about the design of new Creta, Hyundai says, “The All New CRETA design follows a Masculine and Futuristic Appeal enhancing the road presence. Set to rewrite a new era of dominance in the SUV segment The All New CRETA pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to the product experience through sensuous sportiness design language.”
The second gen Creta had made its global debut in China with the ix25 nameplate. Just like the previous generation model, the next gen Creta too will share a lot with the ix25, except some design tweaks which will make both the vehicles more suited to respective customer bases. The spyshot confirms that Hyundai won’t be bringing in the honeycomb grille which we have seen on the ix25. Instead, the 2020 Creta will get a grille with horizontal slats, which will most probably made out of Chrome.
Previous set of spyshots have also confirmed some other changes for the Creta. These include a projector headlamp setup instead of LEDs (which were available on 2nd gen ix25) and a new alloy wheel design (different from the one on ix25). Powering the new Creta will be the same engine options, which are on offer with Seltos. These are 1.5 liter petrol, 1.5 liter diesel and 1.4 liter turbo petrol. Transmission options on offer include manual 6 speed, DCT as well as AT.
Upon launch, Hyundai will be bringing in the Creta as a 5-seater SUV; however, earlier reports have suggested that Hyundai intends to launch a 7-seat version of the Creta sometime in the near future. The vehicle will be based upon the same architecture as the 5 seater, but will have an additional 3rd row for seating. This larger variant shall help Hyundai to aptly take on competitors like the upcoming Tata Gravitas or Hector with a 6 seat configuration.