Hyundai Creta, the top-selling compact SUV from the South Korean carmaker, is ready to enter into its new generation next year. The SUV’s all-new model is likely to make its India debut at the Auto Expo in February 2020, followed by its launch. The 2020 Hyundai Creta, which has already been showcased as iX25 in China, will witness comprehensive changes inside and out. Here’re 5 big updates that make the all-new Creta better than the current generation.
1. More Evolved Design
Design of the 2020 Hyundai Creta is more evolved and refreshing than the existing one. Some of its styling bits are derived from the Hyundai Palisade 8-seater SUV including the massive cascading grille. Upfront, the SUV features a split headlamp setup with projector units and LED DRLs (daytime running lights) and revised bumper with integrated fog lamp assembly, divided by a faux skid plate. Read – Hyundai Venue Becomes India’s Best-Selling SUV
Save for a character line running from the rear fender, the side profile looks similar to the existing one. It has the same squared off wheel arches with subtle cladding and faux aluminum trim below the doors. The newly-designed tail lamps with a split setup and a strip of LED lights running across its width give a new look to its rear profile.
2. Bigger Dimensions
Compared to the current generation, the 2020 Hyundai Creta is longer (30mm) and wider (10mm). It’s wheelbase has also been stretched by 20mm. Similar to the China-spec Hyundai iX25, the new Creta will measure 4300mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1620mm in height with a wheelbase of 2610mm. The SUV has also ditched the existing platform for the new architecture, sourced from the upcoming Kia Seltos SUV.
3. New Connectivity Features
As of now, the interior of the 2020 Hyundai Creta is a mystery. Though, it’s reported to get Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity with e-SIM technology as we have seen in the Venue. Similar to the China-spec Hyundai iX25, the new Creta might feature a large, vertically positioned touchscreen infotainment system. The new dual-tone Black and Beige interior theme with clean and clutter free dashboard add more to its premium feel and appeal. Save for the engine start/stop buttons, its console has no physical switches or knobs.
4. Two Seating Layouts
The new-generation Hyundai Creta will come with two seating configurations – 5-seats and 7-seats. While the 5-seater version will come first sometime next year, the 7-seater model will come later. Read – Hyundai Creta Sport Edition Price & Details
5. New Powertrains
In India, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will come with two newly-developed 1.5L petrol and diesel powertrains delivering power close to 115bhp. Both engines will meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms. Currently, the compact SUV comes with three engine options – 1.4L diesel, 1.6L diesel and 1.6L petrol.