Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) will start the production of new Creta SUV on 20th June 2015 at the company plant in Chennai. Later on 27th, the car will officially be unveiled in Chennai in front of media, while official launch is scheduled on 21st July 2015. But before all that, HMIL has now launched a dedicated website of this upcoming compact SUV – www.hyundaicreta.com
Once launched, Hyundai Creta SUV, which takes its name from the word ‘creative’ will compete with the likes of Renault Duster, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Nissan Terrano in India. It is very similar to the ix25 SUV which was launched in China last year.
The five seater Hyundai Creta SUV will be powered by a 1.6 liter petrol engine offering 123 PS power and 155 Nm torque and 1.6 liter diesel engine generating 128 PS power and 260 Nm torque. These are the same two engine options which are on offer with the Verna sedan. Apart from these two engines, there is a possibility that Hyundai could launch base 1.4 petrol and base 1.4 diesel; to keep entry level prices competitive.
Speaking about its design, the front will be dominated by a hexagonal chrome grille and projector headlamps with LED DRLs along with new fog lamps. It will receive black body cladding and silver skid plates at the front and rear while extensive chrome accents will also be apparent.
Interiors reveal new colour options, touchscreen infotainment system and vertical AC vents. A multi function steering wheel borrowed from the Hyundai i20 will form part of its interior features along with push button start, ABS and dual airbags.
Price of Hyundai Creta could start from INR 8 lakhs for its base variant while the top spec Hyundai Creta could be priced at around INR 12 lakhs.