The second gen Hyundai Creta looks more imposing with its design and will pack more features than the on-going generation.
The new generation ix25 has been unveiled in China and soon will be launched in the Chinese markets. South Korean manufacturer, Hyundai name it Creta for the Indian market and if reports are to be then it will soon be launched in 2020.
ix25 first generation was unveiled in 2014 in China and the car became an instant hit and so was the story with the Indian market too. The first gen Creta recently received a mid-cycle facelift and included wireless charging, electric sunroof, new alloy wheels along with LED daytime running lights (DRL’s).
Now the new spy shot of Creta has been caught undisguised. The looks of the SUV looks imposing and borrows a few design elements from the Palisade. At the front, the car gets a split headlamps design with new LED projector headlamps and C-shape LED DRL’s.
It receives a new striking front grille with chrome inserts and the SUV sits on new diamond cut alloy wheels. We can expect the size of the alloy wheels to be a bit larger. The rear of the Creta also follows the split-set of the taillights from the front. One might also notice a LED strip which runs between the taillights of the SUV.
Moving on to the inside of the car, we can expect a completely revamped dashboard design and a multi-function steering wheel. A large touchscreen infotainment system which follows Tesla’s design with air conditioner function managed through the touch screen.
The current generation of Creta packs loads of features like ventilated seats, wireless charging, cruise control, powered-driver seat, dual-zone climate control and more. We can expect the new gen Creta will cover Blue-link technology, first seen on the Venue, electronic parking brake and paddle shifters.
The car is set to arrive into Indian markets by 2020 so expect it to carry a BS-VI compliance engine. The SUV is expected to get a new 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged BS-VI compliance diesel engine which will be mated to an automatic as well as a manual transmission. The petrol engine will also be available in 1.5-litre with BS-VI compliance.
Hyundai Creta is expected to debut at the 2020 Auto Expo. It is also said that the car will come in two seat configuration, 5-seat which will launch in next year and 7-seat option which will launch in 2021.
The car is expected to fall in the price range of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With the price tag so competitive, it will rival with the Mahindra Scorpio and XUV500, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the upcoming Kia SP2i.