It is no secret that Hyundai will launch the next-gen Elite i20 hatchback in the country by mid-2020. Before new i20, the company will introduce the new-gen Creta and the BS6-compliant Venue compact SUV. What’s common in all three models is the addition of the new 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine.
The next-gen Hyundai Creta is scheduled to be launched on March 17, 2020. It will receive the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that is capable of producing 115bhp and 250Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor.
However, this engine will be de-tuned for the relatively smaller cars including the Venue and the i20. In fact, the Elantra facelift will also receive this new 1.5L diesel engine. While powering the Venue and the i20, the 1.5L engine produces 100bhp of power and close to 220Nm of torque. This engine will replace the existing 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel unit available in the i20 and the Venue. Also See – BS6 Hyundai Venue Diesel – Details Inside
The Creta’s 1.5-litre diesel engine comes with a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT). On the other hand, the Venue’s engine gets the fixed geometry turbo. It will directly rival the likes of the Tata Nexon diesel (108bhp, 1.5L), Ford EcoSport diesel (100bhp, 1.5L) and the Mahindra XUV300 diesel (117bhp, 1.5L).
The new-gen Hyundai i20 is scheduled to be launched in the country by mid-2020. It was scheduled to be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, which was cancelled due to CoronaVirus outbreak. The new i20 will receive signficant design changes along with new interior. It will also receive the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Venue, Grand i10 Nios Turbo and the Aura sub-4 meter sedan.