Hyundai has announced that the 2020 second-gen Creta will see its market launch in India on March 17, 2020. The new Creta has been redesigned completely from grounds up and comes with brand new styling, new interiors and new powertrains as well. Let’s look 2020 Hyundai Creta in a little more detail.
First off, let’s address the styling. The new Creta is a complete departure from what we have known it to be in terms of styling. Yes, it retains its overall proportions and profile but that’s where the similarities end. The face is completely new with a split headlamp design that’s becoming very popular on cars these days. The new Creta follows Hyundai’s latest design language and looks much like a scaled-up Hyundai Venue. The hood is flat but the overall design is very rounded off, unlike the present Creta’s sharp and upright styling.
The face is dominated by a rather large ‘cascading grille’ which gets a complete chrome finish. The front bumper also gets a wide faux skid plate with a brushed aluminum look and a pair of fog lights and turn indicators on either sides. In profile, the car remains largely similar but gets squarish wheel-arches and new alloy wheel designs.
The rear too has been completely changed. It gets a split tail lamp design which looks quite unique. The top portion is a light bar running the width of the car and the lower portion houses the brake lights and turn indicators, thus resembling the main headlamp cluster on the front.
Yesterday, we also reported to you about the interiors of the new Creta and its very different from the China-spec Creta interiors. Like the exteriors, the interiors have been completely redesigned as well. It gets a large landscape oriented touchscreen infotainment system with re-positioned AC vents on the top. There’s a stack a buttons below for the climate controls. It’s expected to get features like BlueLink connected-car tech, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, automatic climate control and cooled seats. It is even expected to feature a digital instrument cluster and it will be much more premium and technologically loaded than the model it replaces.
The next-gen 2020 Hyundai Creta will be powered by a BS6-compliant, 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. Its the same engine that debuted in the Kia Seltos and the Seltos and Creta being sister cars, they will be sharing the engines as well. These engines replace the 1.6-Liter petrol and diesel engines that were available with the current-gen Creta. Hyundai will also be introducing the 1.4-Liter turbo-petrol engine in the next-gen Creta for a sportier variant to take against the Kia Seltos GT Line. However, it remains to be seen if Hyundai offers as many engine/gearbox configuration as is offered by Kia in the Seltos.
The new 2020 Hyundai Creta is expected to have an attractive pricing of around Rs 12-17 lakhs and it is as refreshed as it needs to be to take on the competition with a fresh vigor. It will rival the Kia Seltos, the Tata Harrier, the upcoming Skoda and Volkswagen SUVs and is expected to be launched around April in 2020.