2020 Hyundai Creta: 10 things you DON’T know about India’s latest compact SUV

The all-new Hyundai Creta was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo and it will be launched in the Indian market soon. Well, the much-awaited car will come with a list of segment-first features. But Hyundai did not reveal much at the 2020 Auto Expo while unveiling the vehicle. Here are ten things that you should definitely know about the 2020 Hyundai Creta.

Kia Seltos platform

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Kia and Hyundai are sister brands and share a lot of platforms and technology with each other. The all-new Hyundai Creta will be based on a new platform, which is already available with the Kia Seltos. The new platform will make the Creta behave differently than the current model on the roads.

Engine options

Just like the platform, the all-new Hyundai Creta will get the same engine options that power the Kia Seltos. The Creta will be available with the 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine just like the Seltos.

Paddle shifters

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The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will be available with the all-new Creta will offer a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Hyundai will offer paddle shifters with the transmission and will become the first car in the segment to do so. Interestingly, Kia does not offer paddle shifters with a similar set-up.

Panoramic sunroof

Even though the Indian road conditions and weather does not allow the use of the sunroof most of the times, there is a strong demand for the feature in the market. Hyundai will launch the Creta with the panoramic sunroof, which again will become the first-in-segment feature. Currently, the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, and MG Hector offer the panoramic sunroof.

BlueLink connected system

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Just like the Hyundai Venue, the Creta will offer BlueLink connected technology with the infotainment system. It comes with an integrated eSIM that allows the owners to control several features of the car through a smartphone app and also allows features like live tracking and disabling the vehicle remotely. This feature also allows the owner to set-up a virtual perimeter and if the car is taken out of that perimeter, it will turn off automatically.

Land date revealed

Hyundai will launch the all-new Creta in the Indian market on 17th March. The car will be launched just before the official deadline for the BS6 cars are set in place. Hyundai is expected to start accepting bookings before that officially.

Bigger in size

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With the new platform, the Hyundai Creta will slightly grow in dimensions. The car’s length, width and wheelbase will increase by a few millimetres, translating into a bigger, spacious cabin. However, the height of the car will be lower than the current version of the Creta to add a sportier look to the vehicle.

Will become more expensive

The all-new Hyundai Creta will become more expensive than the current version of the car. The new platform, new engine options, added features will add a few thousand to the price of the vehicle. At the moment, the Creta is priced at Rs 9.99 lakhs. Hyundai may launch the car at an introductory price and increase the overall price at a later date.

Not the same interior as the IX25

Hyundai did not reveal the interior of the all-new Creta at the 2020 Auto Expo. However, the cabin will not be similar to the IX25, which is the Chinese version of the car. The Indian-spec Hyundai Creta will offer a different, more sober cabin space.

Unofficial booking open

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Hyundai dealerships across India have started accepting the unofficial bookings for the all-new Hyundai Creta. Since the car is expected to be high in demand, a long waiting period can be expected on the car. To beat the waiting period, many prospective buyers book the vehicles even before the official bookings start.