Mileage figures for the all-new, 2020 Hyundai Creta have leaked onto the internet courtesy ACI, and they indicate that the new compact SUV will actually be more efficient than the best-selling Kia Seltos. Notably, the Creta shares its platform, engines and gearboxes with the Kia Seltos. The 2020 Creta sold in India will be available with three engine options, all of them Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant. There will be two petrol engines on offer and one turbocharged diesel.
The naturally aspirated petrol paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox is rated to deliver an ARAI certified mileage of 16.8 Kmpl while the turbocharged petrol paired to a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox will manage the same figure: 16.8 Kmpl. Similar variants of the Kia Seltos manage 16.5 Kmpl, which makes the new Creta marginally more fuel efficient than its sibling. The diesel Creta with the 6 speed manual gearbox is rated at 21.4 Kmpl, which again is marginally higher than the Kia Seltos Diesel Manual’s 21 Kmpl mileage number.
As it must have become evident by now, the three engines of the 2020 Creta will be lifted off the Kia Seltos, and we expect similar power and torque outputs as well. The 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol is expected to make 114 Bhp-142 Nm while the 1.4 liter turbocharged petrol should put out about 138 Bhp-242 Nm. The diesel will be the torquiest of the lot, with 115 Bhp-250 Nm outputs. 6 speed manual gearboxes will be standard will all three engines. The naturally aspirated petrol will get a CVT automatic option while the turbo petrol motor will get a 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox option. The diesel will be offered with a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox option.
Hyundai is all set to launch the all-new Creta on the 17th of March, and many dealers are said to be accepting pre-bookings, unofficially. The compact SUV has grown in size, and gets a slew of new features such as a panoramic sunroof, twin clutch automatic gearbox, heads-up display and more. In terms of pricing, we expect Hyundai to price the Creta similar to the outgoing version.
A sub-Rs. 10 lakh starting price tag is a given. The Creta will continue to be built at Hyundai’s Sriperumbudur factory. The compact SUV has lots its leadership status to the new upstart – the Kia Seltos. With the second generation model, Hyundai will be eager to pull back sales from the Seltos and lead the compact SUV segment yet again. We’re driving the new Creta shortly. Watch this space for our detailed review.