All-new Hyundai Creta might debut at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo.
Hyundai Creta, the top-selling premium compact SUV of the South Korean carmaker, will soon enter into its new-generation. The company has already showcased the new Creta as iX25 at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. Compared to the current model, the new Hyundai Creta 2020 is longer and wider with a slightly stretched wheelbase. The SUV’s new model underpins a new platform that will also be used in the Kia Seltos. Hyundai will offer the new Creta with two seating layouts – 5-seats and 7-seats. The latter one will hit roads a year after the arrival of the 5-seater version – i.e. in 2021.
With the new Hyundai Creta 2020, the South Korean carmaker aims to target buyers who are looking for compact and larger 7-seater family car. The SUV’s second generation model comes with a radical new look and an all-new interior that looks nothing like the current model. Its design and styling is inspired by the bigger Hyundai SUVs including the Palisade and Santa Fe. Inside, the SUV gets Tesla like central console with minimum physical buttons. For power, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will use new, BS6-ready petrol and turbocharged diesel engines that will be more refined. The handling and driving dynamics of the SUV will also be better than the existing one. Read – New Generation Hyundai i20 Launch Details Revealed
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Key Features (Expected)
– Hyundai’s new evolved design language
– More pronounced hexagonal grille
– Narrow LED headlamps
– Larger fog lamps
– Newly-designed dashboard
– New instrument console
– New touchscreen infotainment system
– 7-seats layout
New Hyundai Creta 2020 India Launch
There is no official word about the new-generation Hyundai Creta launch. If media reports are to be believed, the 5-seater model will be rolled out in 2020, followed by the new Hyundai Creta 7 seater version in 2021. The Creta’s 5-seater version might make its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo in February, 2020. We will update the official launch details as the carmaker announces it. Stay tuned.
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Price in India
Currently, the Creta SUV carline comes in the price range of Rs 9.50 lakh – Rs 15.10 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Featuring a more evolved design, better interior with internet-based features and new BS6-ready powertrains, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will surely be pricier than the existing one. Prices of the new-generation 5-seater version of the SUV are likely to start from Rs 10.50 lakh for the base variant and go up to Rs 16.50 lakh for the top-spec trim. The new Hyundai Creta 7 seater , on the other hand, is likely to cost as low as Rs 13 lakh and around Rs 19 lakh for the range-topping variant. Read – New Generation Hyundai Grand i10 Is Coming Soon
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Competition
Currently, the Hyundai Creta takes on the Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster/Captur. The new-generation version of the SUV will have several new challengers including the upcoming Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V and Skoda Kamiq. Carmakers such as Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Toyota Ford and Mahindra & Mahindra are also planning to tap the premium compact SUV space with new products that will be positioned against the Creta. Citroen (the French automaker) and MG Motor (the British carmaker) will also bring in the Creta rivals.
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Specifications
As mentioned above, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will receive significant changes in terms of engine capacity as well as power and torque figures. The carmaker might offer newly developed turbocharged petrol and diesel engines on the SUV lineup. The petrol version is likely to get a new 1.5-litre motor that will also power the upcoming Kia Seltos SUV. The new powertrains will meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms that will be enforced from April, 2020.
Powering the diesel model could a new 1.5L turbocharged motor that will also be used in the new Hyundai Verna facelift and Hyundai Carlino-based concept SUV. Interestingly, the new oil burner is reported to be less powerful, but more fuel efficient than the existing 1.6L engine. Rumour also has it that the new 2020 Hyundai Creta will also be compatible to hybrid and pure electric powertrains. For transmission duties, the new-gen Creta will receive a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. The company could also opt for the 6-speed torque convertor automatic or a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Mileage
Since the engine details of the 2020 Hyundai Creta are yet to be revealed, it would be quite early to comment on its fuel economy. Though, reports in media suggest that the SUV’s new turbocharged diesel engine will be more frugal than the existing 1.6L diesel motor.
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Exterior
The 2020 Hyundai Creta SUV will share most of its design bits with the second-generation ix25 that broke cover at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. Instead of the upright stance and angular front design, the SUV’s new-generation model has a more rounded front fascia with styling cues sourced from the 7-seater Hyundai Palisade SUV. It gets the signature cascading hexagonal grille with lots of chrome embellishment, brand’s new split headlight setup with main headlamp unit positioned lower on the front bumper and slim LED daytime running lights placed on the top. The front bumper is all new, and the bonnet appears longer and more sculpted. The lower bumper gets aluminium skid plate, while the black plastic cladding can be seen all around the body.
On the side profile, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will have the dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels. The one offered in the ix25 SUV looks identical to that of the new Hyundai Venue compact SUV. The rear profile is completely new, featuring much sharper looks than the current flatter profile. The newly-designed tail-lamps are joined by piano black strip that also houses the LED stop light. The model showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show was finished in shiny red colour with contrasting black roof. The black finish is also offered on the A pillar that extends to the roof spoiler. The B and C-pillars come with matt black finish, while the thick white shade can be seen running alongside the roof and the C-pillar. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
New Hyundai Creta 2020 Interior
Interior of the 2020 Hyundai Creta looks completely different from the current model. It looks way more premium and feature-loaded, which should give the next model a competitive edge over the rising competition. The model showcased was available with dual-tone black and beige interior scheme. The interior design seems inspired from the Tesla models. It features a large touchscreen infotainment system that flows into the centre console. In fact, it misses out on most of the physical buttons except for the start-stop button. It is expected that the touchscreen will have all the controls of the features on offer.
The 2020 Hyundai ix25/Creta comes with cooled seats and an automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. It also gets an electronic parking brake and a ‘Terrain Mode’ button on the centre console, which suggests that the next Creta will have off-road version as well. The SUV will also be benefitted with Hyundai’s BlueLink technology that offers several connected car features. The steering wheel, dashboard and door panels are wrapped in leather. Use of soft-touch materials also enhances the overall premium character of the SUV. Compared to the 5-seater model, the new Hyundai Creta 7 seater will have more features and cabin space to offer. Hyundai will also improve the comfort and safety quotient of the SUV.
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