Hyundai has started testing the next generation Creta SUV in the Indian market. Going by the spy images available on the internet, it is visible that the India-spec model will be different than the Chinese-spec model. The Chinese ix25, showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show, features more funky and rounded front design. It seems like Hyundai will alter the design of the SUV to suit the needs of Indian buyers.
The spy image reveals that the rear design will also be altered with bigger tail-lamps and revised bumper. The front design is also expected to be revised with more squarish profile rather than round-off. The new-gen Hyundai ix25 comes with evolutionary design changes, featuring the brand’s new global design philosophy. It features more rounded face with cascading grille with chrome surround, split-headlamp setup and dual-tone bumper with faux skid plate and silver finish around the narrow air-dam.
While the exterior design of the next-gen Creta will be different, the interior is likely to be sourced from the Chinese-spec ix25. The SUV gets Tesla-inspired interior. It sports a clutter free dashboard with central console dominated by a large touchscreen with no physical buttons except for the start-stop button.
The new model is 4,300mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,622mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,610mm. It is 30mm longer, 10mm wider and 8mm shorter than the outgoing Creta. In fact, the wheelbase has been increased by 20mm. Also See – 2020 Hyundai Creta 3 engine options, dimensions revealed
The next-gen Hyundai Creta will share the mechanics with the Kia Seltos. It 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. 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).
Source – Team-BHP