The 2020 Hyundai iX25 compact SUV has been showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show but it’s specifically meant for the Chinese market. A derivative of the 2020 Hyundai iX25, which will be launched in India, will be the next generation Creta. Both 5 seat and 7 seat variants of the 2020 Hyundai Creta are likely to be offered in India. The 2020 Hyundai Creta will be sold in Latin American markets such as Brazil and Colombia. Meanwhile, here’s a speculative render of the new vehicle from Brazilian rendering artist Kleber Silva, who gives us a glimpse of both the front and rear ends of the new SUV.
As the front end reveals, the Hyundai Creta gets much sharper styling with LED DRLs sitting in place of traditional headlamps. The headlamps move to the bumper, and are projector units. Hyundai is likely to offer LED headlamps on the new Creta. There is a prominent ‘waterfall’ style front grille.
The profile of this Creta render is similar to the 1st generation model and it remains to be seen if Hyundai will carry over such a similar profile on the next generation SUV as well. It’s unlikely to happen though. At the rear, the 2020 version gets totally different tail lamps, and a new bumper. Like the front end, the rear end of the new Creta is likely to get major changes.
Hyundai is likely to give the Creta much larger dimensions, in keeping with its plans to offer a 7 seat version. A longer wheelbase, longer body, taller stance and extra width are expected to characterize the new Creta. The interiors are likely to get a full revamp and Hyundai is expected to stuff a lot of features into the SUV.
The 2020 version is expected to get more features than the Venue sub-4 meter compact SUV, which was unveiled recently and that’ll soon be launched in the Indian market. The all-new Hyundai Creta will get significant mechanical changes that will also make it comply with Bharat stage 6 (BS6) emission norms.
BS6 emission norms will see the 2020 Hyundai Creta getting brand new 1.5 liter petrol and turbocharged diesel engines. These engines are expected to lose power and torque slightly when compared with the 1.6 liter units that the current version features. However, the new Creta is likely to get lighter, and this should compensate for the slightly lower power and torque numbers. Both manual and automatic gearbox options are expected to be offered on both the petrol and diesel engines of the new Creta. The twin clutch automatic gearbox, which was first seen on the Venue, could make an appearance on the new vehicle as well. The SUV will continue to retain a monocoque body, and will be front wheel driven.