All-new Hyundai Creta will be launched on March 17 and ahead of that, key details about the popular SUV have been leaked
It may be recalled that not long back, Creta was the top selling SUV in its class. In recent months, however, consumer preferences seem to have shifted to new products such as Kia Seltos. Hyundai would certainly like to regain the top spot and next-gen Creta could just make it possible. That’s because new Creta looks flawless, comes with a range of new features, offers superior comfort and convenience and has BS6 compliant engines.
Bold and futuristic design
While first-gen Creta was itself known for its gorgeous looks, new Creta takes the style quotient to an altogether new level. Deriving inspiration from Hyundai Palisade luxury SUV, new Creta makes a bold stance with its signature cascade grill, muscular wheel arches, blacked out pillars for floating roof effect, and trendy, boomerang shaped LED tail lamps. New monotone colour options include mulberry red and galaxy blue. Second-gen Creta will continue to use earlier colour options of polar white, typhoon silver, deep forest (only with Turbo petrol), titan grey, phantom black and lava orange. Dual-tone exterior colour options include polar white + phantom black and lava orange + phantom black.
2020 Hyundai Creta New features
Hyundai has always strived to go beyond the ordinary by equipping its cars with a range of best-in-class and first-in-segment features. Next-gen Creta is no exception, as it has plenty of new features to delight customers. New Creta comes with automatic trio LED headlamps, puddle lamps, auto unfold ORVMs, twin tip exhaust, crescent glow LED DRLs, R17 diamond cut alloys, and smart panoramic sunroof.
Talking about interiors, new Creta is equipped with a new 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system and 7-inch TFT display instrument cluster. Interiors come with dual-tone grey and black theme, which creates a perfect background for the soothing blue ambient light. An all-black interior option is available with the turbo petrol variant. Customers can expect superior aural experience, as new Creta is equipped with segment-first 8-speaker Bose audio. Other new features on the inside include automatic air purifier, sports pedal, 2-step reclining rear seat, rear seat headrest with cushion, and D-cut steering wheel.
Safety also gets a major upgrade in new Creta, as can be seen with features such as electric parking brake with auto hold function, driver rear view mirror, tyre pressure monitoring system, and rear disc brakes. These are in addition to existing safety features such as 6 airbags, emergency stop signal (ESS), electronic stability control (ESC), hill assist control (HAC), burglar alarm and vehicle stability management (VSM).
2020 Hyundai Creta Dimensions
New Creta is comfortably bigger than its predecessor. Measuring 4300 mm in length, 1790 mm in width and with a wheelbase of 2610 mm, next-gen Creta has gained 30 mm across all these dimensional aspects. Boot space looks adequate at 433 litres.
2020 Hyundai Creta Engine options
New Creta gets three engine options, all of which are BS6 compliant. The 1.5-lite petrol unit generates max power of 115 PS and max torque of 144 Nm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or IVT unit. While fuel efficiency of manual variant is 16.8 kmpl, users can get 17.1 kmpl with the IVT variant. Second engine option is the 1.5-litre diesel that delivers 115 PS and 250 Nm. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency is 21.4 kmpl and 18.3 kmpl with manual and automatic, respectively. Customers looking to add more zing to their ride can opt for 1.4-litre turbo petrol that churns out 140 PS power and 240 Nm torque. Engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT unit and it has fuel efficiency of 16.8 kmpl. Overall, new Creta will be available in 14 variants spread across 5 trims (E, EX, S, SX and SX(O)).
The connected car experience gets a major boost with new Creta, as it is equipped with BlueLink 1.5. Customers can now access 55 features, as compared to just 34 that were available with the earlier version of BlueLink. Eleven of these new features are exclusive to second-gen Creta. New voice commands have been added, allowing users to access features such as dialling a number, navigation via maps, cricket score, and search.
Voice commands can also be used for managing sunroof, AC, seat ventilation, air purifier system, and defogger. These features are in addition to other connected features such as remote engine start/stop, stolen vehicle tracking, geo-fence alert, speed alert, remote door lock/unlock, real-time vehicle tracking, auto crash notification, emergency assistance, SOS, panic notification, driving behaviour information, and vehicle health report.
2020 Hyundai Creta Wonder warranty
To ensure compete peace of mind for its customers, Hyundai is offering robust warranty plans for new Creta under Wonder Warranty scheme. Based on their requirement, customers can choose from three different warranty options – 3 years / unlimited km; 4 years / 60,000 km; and 5 years / 50,000 km. All these plans come with road-side assistance.
New Creta base variant is expected to be launched at around Rs 10 lakh, while top-spec variant can cost around Rs 17 lakh. Second-gen Creta will rival the likes of Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Duster and Nissan Kicks.