Next generation Hyundai Creta made its global debut earlier this month at the Shanghai Auto Show. Showcased in bright red colour, the new Creta gets a radical new styling, inspired by the company’s flagship Palisade SUV as well as the smallest, Venue SUV.
Ahead of launch, 2020 Hyundai Creta has now started road test, without wearing any camouflage. First undisguised images of new gen Creta in white colour have now been shared online. The variant was spotted in South Korea, where it is expected to launch in the coming weeks.
2020 Hyundai Creta exteriors see the distinctive Hyundai signature cascading grille, new front fascia with chrome bar and Hyundai logo, sharp turn indicators, LED DRLs, fog lamp housing and wide air intakes. The side profile is seen in a triple tone paint scheme while the body sports an all white colour theme (model on display at the Auto Show wore dual tone colour theme).
Thanks to the new spy shots, we now have a better idea about the LED lights of new Creta. It gets LED turn indicators above the projector headlamp unit, which is flanked by LED DRL. Below this setup is the foglight. At the rear you have LED DRL in inverted C format, along with a 4 strip LED DRL stop light on each side. In the center is another LED stop light strip placed horizontally.
In terms of dimensions, new Hyundai Creta is longer and wider than its current counterpart. It measures 4,300mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,620mm in height with a 2,610mm long wheelbase. This makes it 30mm longer, 10mm wider and 45mm shorter than its earlier model with wheelbase increased by 20mm.
The dual tone interiors of the next generation Hyundai Creta get completely revamped as compared to its current model. 2020 Hyundai Creta sports a large touchscreen panel which is seen with the minimum of knobs and buttons indicating that it is a virtually connected cabin. It will get Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This will allow the new Creta to be a connected car, just like the Venue.
In markets abroad, new Creta will be seen with ventilated seats, paddle shifters (AT), chrome accents on door handles and rear AC vents along with electronic parking brake and drive modes. Though engine specifications have not yet been detailed, the new Creta could get 1.5 liter petrol and diesel engine options which are developed for the Indian market. These engines will comply with BS VI emission norms and will be more fuel efficient and powerful as compared to its current engine lineup. Expect the new Creta to debut in India at 2020 Auto Expo. It will likely get a higher price tag than the current Creta.