Korean automaker, Hyundai is readying the next generation Creta SUV that is scheduled to be launched in our market in 2020. A new media report claims that the second generation Creta will make India debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. The report future claims that the new model will be launched in the first week of March 2020. The current car is one of the best-selling SUVs in India and the company hopes to retain the same succcess with the new model as well. The 2020 Hyundai Creta will directly rival the Kia Seltos and the Nissan Kicks.
The second generation Hyundai ix25 has already been introduced in the Chinese market, but the India-spec Creta will be slightly different. The new model will make have a world debut at the Auto Expo 2020. The 2020 Hyundai Creta will share the mechanics with the Kia Seltos, which means a BSVI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. Adding to it, the SUV will also receive a 140bhp, 1.4-litre GDI petrol engine with an optional 7-speed DCT (Dual-Clutch Transmission). Similar to the Seltos, the diesel and petrol models will have 6-speed torque convertor automatic and a CVT options respectively.
The top-spec Hyundai Creta 2020 is likely to get 6-airbag, while dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD will come as standard. It will also receive a sunroof, air-purifier, electrically adjustable front seats and Hyundai Blue Link connected car technology. Similar to the new ix25, the next Hyundai Creta is expected to receive different interior layout. There could be a Seltos-like cabin or a Tesla-inspired interior with a large touchscreen infotainment dominating the dashboard. It will also receive eSIM or embedded sim car for all data features such as emergency response and concierge services. The system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with a voice command enabled virtual assistant.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta design will be inspired by bigger Hyundai SUVs including Palisade and Santa Fe. LED daytime running lights will come as standard, while the front will be dominated by wider and sleeker cascading grille. The new model will be larger than the current car, offering more physical room for the rear occupants. It is expected to offer improved interior plastic quality and materials. Other features are likely to include keyless entry, a start-stop button, automatic headlamps, automatic air-con, leather seats, etc.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta is also rumoured to receive a longer wheelbase version, which is likely to come with a 3-row variant. The 7-seat version will take on the likes of the upcoming 3-row Tata Harrier and the Mahindra S204 7-seater. The 7-seater Hyundai Creta is expected to be launched in the second half of 2020.