The new Hyundai Creta features a large touchscreen infotainment system that flows into the centre console.
Korean automaker, Hyundai has revealed the next-generation ix25 SUV at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. This model previews the next-gen Creta SUV, which is scheduled to be launched in India in 2020. The second generation Hyundai Creta gets a radical new look. The design is inspired by the global Hyundai Palisade SUV. It features more rounded front end with signature cascading hexagonal grille, two-tier headlamp setup and lots of chrome highlight.
The most exciting change in the new Hyundai Creta is the interior, which is completely new and has nothing in common with the current-gen Creta. The new model gets black-and-beige interior scheme, which looks quite premium and loaded. The dashboard design is clean and clutter free, while the centre console styling seems heavily inspired from the Teslas. It features a large touchscreen infotainment system that flows into the centre console. What’s interesting is that there are no physical buttons on the console, except for the engine start/stop unit.
The new-generation Hyundai ix25 or Creta comes with cooled seats and an automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. These features are also likely to be on offer in the new Venue compact SUV. It also gets an electronic parking brake and a ‘Terrain Mode’ button, which suggests that the company could also introduce the off-road driving mode for the Creta.
The next-generation Hyundai Creta for the Indian market will come in 2 seating configurations – 5- and -7-seats. While the 5-seater model will be launched in 2020, the 7-seater Creta will be launched in 2021. It will also be benefitted with Hyundai’s BlueLink technology, which will debut in the new Venue sub-4 meter SUV. Other features will include automatic climate control, height adjustable drivers’ seat, electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, sunroof, etc.
Some of the design highlights include split headlight setup with LED DRLs positioned on top and the main headlight unit placed on the lower side of the front bumper. It gets aluminium skid plate, squared-off wheel arches, LED tail-lights, etc. The next-gen Hyundai Creta is expected to be offered with newly developed BSVI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. Both manual and automatic versions are likely to be on offer.