It has been almost two years since Hyundai has announced an update on Creta. Unveiled in May 2018, after the introduction of the all-new Kia Seltos and the MG Hector who happen to give it a fairly good competition. Hyundai is now all set to release the new Creta. It is based on the ix25 concept that was showcased in China last year. The all-new second-gen Creta was present at the Auto Expo in Feb. And might be seen in India now anytime soon in March.
Specifications to note
In line with Hyundai’s new design pattern, we expect the 2020 Creta to get a fairly larger grille and split headlamps up front. All on the lines of the ix25 concept. Along the sides, it will retain the beautiful squared-off wheel arches but will get a new pair of a strong alloy wheel. It is expected to come loaded with features like a projector headlamp, panoramic sunroof, cruise control, and Hyundai’s Blue Link technology.
It will have the same engine options that we have already seen on the Kia Seltos – 1.5-litre petrol and diesel beasts, and 1.4-litre turbo petrol. The Creta is all set to deliver similar output. The standard petrol should make around 114bhp and 144Nm. While the diesel will put out similar power as the petrol and close to 250Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre diesel motor that is currently on the lower variants of the Creta may not be available in the second-gen model. The Creta will be offering manual and automatic transmission options from the beginning.
Expect the 2020 Creta to shoot the price marginally higher than the current model in the Rs 10-17 lakh range. It will face good competition from its very own sibling, the Kia Seltos. It will also continue to compete against the MG Hector and the Tata Harrier.