Unveiled at Shanghai Motor Show in China, next-generation Hyundai Creta is longer, louder, and more luxurious than the current model. It follows Hyundai’s new design philosophy, which is evident in other cars such as Santa Fe, Kona and Venue. In India, new generation Creta is likely to be showcased at 2020 Delhi Auto Expo and launched in the same year.
2020 Hyundai Creta gets a revamped front fascia with sharp turn indicators at the top. Headlights and LED DRLs are placed just below the indicators in a nifty trapezoid-shaped housing. Fog lamps hang low towards the bottom and look stylish with their sharp edges. Hyundai’s signature cascading grille occupies a significant part of the front fascia and comes with a chrome bar at the top and Hyundai logo at the centre. Below the grille is a wide air intake surrounded all throughout by a silver-coloured scuff plate.
Not many changes have been introduced in the side profile barring a few exceptions such as triple tone paint theme. While the body is painted red, door borders and pillars are done in white and roof is entirely black. Another change is the dual-tone diamond cut alloy wheels, but it is not sure if this feature will be available in India.
Flared wheel arches with black cladding are similar to the current model. At the rear, tail lights come in a unique polygonal shape and are placed lower, as compared to current model. Towards the bottom, a silver diffuser adds that extra tang to the rear profile. The rear tail light LED DRL is also the turn indicator.
Interiors of next-gen Creta seem to be inspired by Tesla, as there’s a huge touchscreen panel that runs all the way to the bottom and seamlessly merges with the gearbox housing. New Creta has dual-tone interiors and there are plenty of things that grab your attentions such as red lining on the upholstery and chrome accents on door handles and AC vents. Everything looks a lot premium and refined, as compared to the outgoing model.
Just like the new Venue, which will launch in India on 21st May, new Creta will also get connected car features. 2020 Creta will come with embedded eSIM technology, which will always be paired to the owner’s smartphone via Hyundai app. This way owner will always be aware of where the car is, how it is being driven, how much is mileage. The owner can also lock the car remotely, start the car remotely, start AC and maintain cabin temperature, etc. These features are called Hyundai Bluelink.
2020 Hyundai Creta measures 4300 mm long, 1790 mm wide, 1620 mm tall with 2610 mm wheelbase. Compared to current Creta, new Creta is 30 mm longer, 10 mm wider and 45 mm shorter. Wheelbase is longer by 20 mm. Kerb weight too has been reduced. It will be powered by a new set of petrol and diesel 1.5 liter engines, which are exclusively developed for Indian market. These are more fuel efficient and powerful than the current set of 1.6 liter engines on sale with Creta and will comply with BS6 emission norms. New Creta will be priced higher than current Creta. Apart from being launched as a 5 seater, it will be launched as a 7 seater at a later date.