Hyundai has been working on the next-gen Creta SUV for some time now. It is expected that the new Creta will makes its way to Indian market early next year. It is most likely to be showcased in the upcoming Indian Auto Expo. The new Creta has been spotted testing in Indian roads a couple of times.
The new Creta has gone on sale in International markets like China. It is known as ix25 in Chinese market. Here is a video of the Upcoming Creta or Ix25 from the Chinese market which shows the SUV in detail. The video is uploaded by Power & Torque Youtube channel.
The Video starts by showing the exteriors of the ix25 or the next-gen Creta. The next-gen Creta is likely to grow in terms of dimension. As per the video the new Creta will be longer by 20 mm compared to the current model. The design of the all-new Creta is now more inspired from its elder sibling the Palisade. The distinctly shaped headlamp with split LED DRLs and projector headlamps give it a premium feel now.
Other notable changes in the front are the new bumpers and a new grille. Coming to the side of the car, one would easily notice the Venue like machine dual tone alloy wheels which are 17 inch in size. There is a strong character line starting from the the LED DRL at the front and flowing towards the rear. It gives the new Creta more of an SUVish look. Hyundai has taken a different approach for the rear as well. It gets full LED split tail lamp cluster and the rear bumper is also redesigned.
Coming to the interiors, first big change one would notice is the huge Tesla like touchscreen infotainment system. The ix25 gets a fully digital intrument cluster, push button start, Drive modes, electronic hand brakes and steering mounted controls. The seats are also leather upholstered. It seems like the Creta will miss on rear air-con vents. Other new addition is a huge panoramic sunroof like the one seen in recently launched MG hector. There is a possibility that Creta will miss out on some features like digital instrument cluster when it comes to India.
Engine wise Creta is likely to get a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. There is a slight possibility that, we might see the more powerful version of the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that is available with the Hyundai Venue in the next-generation Hyundai Creta. Hyundai will also launch a 7-seater version of the Creta in 2021 which will use a more powerful 1.4L turbocharged engine.