Hyundai had unveiled the second-gen ix25 SUV at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. The new SUV previews the next generation Hyundai Creta, which will be launched in India and other global markets in early 2020. The new model has recently been caught testing on the outskirts of Chennai. Ahead of the launch, the engine specifications and dimensions of the 2020 Hyundai Creta has been revealed online.
In terms of proportions, the new Hyundai ix25 is 4,300mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,622mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,610mm. The new model is 30mm longer, 10mm wider and 8mm shorter than the outgoing Creta. In fact, the wheelbase has been increased by 20mm. The increase in length and wheelbase directly translates into more cabin space. Additionally, it will also allow Hyundai to free up space for the boot.
The new Hyundai ix25 (Creta) will share the engine specifications with the Kia Seltos SUV. The new Hyundai Creta will be available with 3 engine options – a 1.5-litre diesel, a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol. The new 1.5L diesel engine will replace the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines, while the petrol unit will replace the current 1.6-litre engine. The engines will be compliant with BSVI emission norms. Also See – new Hyundai Creta – top 5 changes to look out for
The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 115bhp and 144Nm, while the turbocharged unit produces 140bhp and 242NM of torque. The oil burner is good for 115bhp and 250Nm of torque. Similar to the new Kia Seltos, the upcoming Creta is likely to offer 4 gearbox options – a 6-speed manual (standard), a CVT (1.5L petrol), a 7-speed DCT (1.4L Petrol) and a 6-speed torque convertor (1.5L diesel).
In terms of design, the new Hyundai ix25 has more rounded profile rather than the squarish design in the outgoing model. Design inspiration comes from bigger Hyundai SUVs including Santa Fe and Palisade. Upfront is a signature Hexagonal cascading grille with piano black finish and chrome outline, twin-headlamp setup with LED DRLs on top and main headlamp on lower side of the bumper. The next-gen Creta has all-new interior, which seems inspired by the Teslas. It features a large touchscreen infotainment system that flows into the centre console to form a single entity. There are no physical buttons, except for the start/stop. Also See – Kia Seltos Vs Hyundai Creta
The 2020 Hyundai Creta will make debut at the next year’s Auto Expo in February. A possible launch around March-April 2020 can’t be ignored. It will directly rival the likes of the Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster and the entry-level variants of the Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, MG Hector and the upcoming Honda HR-V.