Hyundai India has just unveiled the 2020 Creta compact SUV at the Auto Expo, ahead of its official launch in March this year. The 2020 Creta is the 2nd generation model of this highly successful compact SUV. Here are pictures straight from the show floor, where Hyundai’s long time brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan, was at hand, to unveil the 2020 Creta.
The 2020 Creta will compete with the Kia Seltos, Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster and many other compact SUVs in the Indian market. Already on sale in China as the iX25, the India-spec 2020 Creta has specific changes for the market here. The 2020 Creta gets mild styling changes on the front end: the grille is slightly different from what is offered on the China-spec model while the alloy wheel design are different as well. Under the hood too, changes specific to the Indian market is something the 2020 Creta will feature in ample measure. We’ll get to that in just a bit.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta shares its platform with the hugely successful and recently introduced Kia Seltos. This means that the new Creta is larger than the outgoing version, inside out. The larger dimensions make for more interior room for the passengers as well. However, the SUV continues to remain compact enough for ease of driving and parking on crowded Indian roads.
Along with the platform come the BS6 petrol and diesel engines of the Seltos, which will make the 2020 Creta more powerful than the outgoing version. The three engines that the 2020 Hyundai creta gets are: the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol with 113 Bhp-142 Nm, the 1.4 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol with 138 Bhp-242 Nm, and the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 115 Bhp-250 Nm.
All three engines get 6 speed manual gearboxes as standard while automatic gearbox options are also available. While the 1.5 liter petrol gets a CVT automatic gearbox, the 1.4 liter turbo petrol motor gets a 7 speed twin clutch automatic. The diesel sticks to a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox, just like the outgoing Creta.
The all-new Creta gets a slew of new features including a panoramic sunroof, air purifier, fully revised touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and apple CarPlay, a 360 degree camera and more. The new compact SUV is safety rich, with 6 airbags, ABS+EBD, ESP, traction control, hill hold, cruise control, speed alerts and many other safety features. The new 2020 Creta is likely to be slightly pricier than the outgoing model but the high amount of localization should ensure that Hyundai can price the SUV very competitively.