Upcoming Hyundai Creta will be based on Kia Seltos platform: SPIED testing

Hyundai Creta has remained the best-selling vehicle in the segment for a long time now. The current-generation of Creta is now ageing and Hyundai is now working on an all-new model which will be launched in the Indian market next year. Just like the current-generation of Creta, which looks similar to the Chinese version of the car – IX25, the next-generation of the vehicle is expected to share similar identities. While Hyundai is yet to start testing the all-new Creta on the Indian roads, few pictures of the Chinese-version – IX25 reveals a lot of exterior details.

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The all-new Hyundai Creta is likely to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, which will happen between 5th and 11th February. The current-generation of the Creta will be replaced in the global markets with the new car and the all-new model is expected to offer a host of changes too. To start with, the all-new Hyundai Creta will get a new platform. It will be the same platform that underpins the Kia Seltos in the Indian market.

The model spotted testing in China shows that the upcoming vehicle will get a completely new face. The new front-end design of the Creta looks much inspired by the recently launched Hyundai Venue in the Indian market. It gets sleek LED DRL on the top while the main headlamps are positioned in the bumper. This is a similar design followed by the Seltos too. Now the all-new Hyundai Creta also gets a set of fog lamps embedded into the lower bumper too.

At the rear, a lot of changes can be seen. the tail lamps are split just like the headlamps and the shape of the main tail lamp cluster is similar to the headlamps. The tail lamps are connected with a black stripe which has stop lamp mounted in it. The set-up sure looks quite attractive but we are not sure if Hyundai will bring the exact same set-up or something subtler in the Indian market. The overall shape of the all-new Hyundai remains similar to the current model too but the dimensions have grown by a bit. It should be noted that Hyundai also plans to bring in a 7-seater model based on the all-new Hyundai Creta, which will be launched in the Indian market at a later time.

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As for the engines, the all-new Hyundai Creta is expected to get the same 1.5-litre petrol and 1.-5-litre turbo-diesel engine that will mark its debut with the Kia Seltos in the Indian market. Hyundai will also overload the car with a lot of features including HUD and connected infotainment system. The all-new Creta will take directly on the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the upcoming Kia Seltos.