2020 Hyundai Creta side and rear profile detailed in new spy shots

The next genHyundai Creta is expected to be showcased at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo in February, with sales commencing by mid-2020 in India. Images - k.sina.com.cn

New Gen Hyundai Creta 2020 variant made global debut earlier this year in China as the ix25. Since then, the car has been regularly spied in China and in South Korea. The SUV has been launched in China, with prices starting from Rs 11.5 lakhs. Deliveries in China start from later this month.

In India, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will most likely make debut at the Auto Expo next year. It will be a showcase, and not a launch. Launch of new Creta in India will take place later in 2020. For India, the new gen Creta will be offered as a 5 seater as well as a 7 seater. This has been made possible thanks to the new platform which is larger than current Creta platform. Of the two, it is the five seater Creta which will be launched first, while 7 seater Creta launch will take place in 2021.

2020 Hyundai Creta gets a new cascading grille, split setup for headlamps and new brushed silver skid plate integrated into its front bumper. It also gets new LED tail lamps, an alloy wheel design inspired from the Hyundai Venue compact SUV and a blacked out treatment for its roof and side panels finished in brushed silver. The 2020 Creta sits on squared off wheel arches and larger dual tone alloy wheels.

Interiors also get revamped with more premium features. It receives a large touchscreen infotainment system positioned on the central console. Knobs and buttons are down to a minimum hinting at a more virtually connected cabin. The Hyundai Creta also gets a new steering wheel design, Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity system which has made its debut on the Venue and other interior features such as dual zone climate control, powered front seats, cruise control and a sun roof.

2020 Hyundai Creta will get a new set of petrol and diesel engines, Most likely the same offerings which we have seen on the Kia Seltos for India. It will receive a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine along with a 1.4 liter T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine. These engines will all be BS VI compliant. Transmission options on offer include 6 speed manual, 6 speed auto, 7 speed DCT.

In terms of competition, 2020 Hyundai Creta will find many competitors in the form of Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, MG Hector and soon to be launched Kia Seltos. With the current Hyundai Creta priced between Rs.10-16 lakhs, the upcoming 5 seater variant could be priced higher, in the range of Rs 11-17 lakhs, while the 7 seater Creta could carry a price tag between Rs.12-18 lakhs.