Korean automaker, Hyundai will unveil the new generation Creta SUV in the presence of Bollywood Superstar – ShahRukh Khan on February 6, 2020. The second generation Hyundai Creta will be launched in the Indian market in March 2020. Similarly, Honda will introduce the highly-awaited new generation City sedan in India in March 2020.
Hyundai will only unveil the exterior design of the new Creta at the Auto Expo 2020, while the interior will be revealed on closer to its launch. The new Creta is based on the second-gen ix25, which was launched in China in late 2019. However, the new Hyundai Creta will receive India-specific design changes. It will have new cascading grille, differently styled alloy wheels and subtle changes inside the cabin.
The new Hyundai Creta will receive split headlamp and tail-lamp setup, squarish wheel arches and factory fitted panoramic sunroof. The SUV will receive the 10.25-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Adding to it, the new model will receive Bluelink connected car application.
The all-new Hyundai Creta will be offered with 3 engine options – a 115bhp, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol with CVT option, a 115bhp, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel with torque convertor option and a 140bhp, 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard.
The new Honda City will come with comprehensive design, interior and mechanical changes. It will be the longest car in its category, measuring over 4.5 meters in length. The new City is also reportedly to feature the new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that is good enough for 120bhp and 173Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to the front wheels via a CVT automatic gearbox.
The sedan will also receive the BSVI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. While the former is good for 118bhp and 145Nm, the oil burner produces 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.