Hyundai India has officially announced that the much-awaited new-generation Creta will be launched on March 16, 2020. First unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, the new Hyundai Creta will be offered in 5 trim levels – E, EX, S, SX and SX (O) – and in total of 14 variants. The SUV is claimed to have received over 10,000 bookings in just 1 week. Interested buyers can pre-book the new Creta at a token amount of Rs 25,000.
In terms of styling, the new Hyundai Creta SUV features the brand’s Global Design language – ‘Sensuous Sportiness’. Upfront is a 3 dimensional cascading grille, sculpted bumper with skid plates and larger LED headlamps with new boomerang-shaped daytime running lights, and newly styled fog lamps. The SUV rides on newly designed 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. It comes with floating roof and new LED tail-lamps. The SUV gets dual-tone bumper at the back and roof-mounted spoiler. Also See – New Hyundai Creta Variant-Wise Features
The new Hyundai Creta will come in 2 interior colour schemes – Dual-tone (Black and Beige) and all-black. The all-black interior is offered with the top-spec SX(O) variant, which is equipped with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT unit. The SUV comes with a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It gets wireless charging, Blue Link with over 50 connected car tech, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, tyre pressure monitoring, electric parking brake, etc.
The upcoming 2020 Hyundai Creta will share its underpinnings with its Korean cousin – the Kia Seltos. It is based on the modified version of the K2 platform, which also underpins the Verna and Elantra. Not just platform, the SUV also shares the engine specs with the Seltos. It will be offered in 3 engine options – a 115bhp, 1.5-litre petrol with CVT automatic, a 115bhp, 1.5-litre diesel with a 6-speed torque convertor and a 138bhp, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol with a 7-speed DCT. A six-speed manual gearbox will be offered as standard.
The petrol and diesel manual variants of the new Creta will deliver 16.8kmpl and 21.4kmpl respectively. The turbo-petrol with 7-speed DCT returns 16.8kmpl. In terms of proportions, the new Hyundai Creta 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 and 10mm taller than the previous model. The wheelbase has been raised by 20mm to create extra space inside the cabin.