Hyundai India has just released a couple of sketches, showing the all-new, 2nd generation 2020 Creta compact SUV. The 2020 Creta, already launched in China as the iX25, will be launched in India shortly, and will be officially unveiled at the Auto Expo. What remains to be seen is whether the 2020 Creta will be a showcased as a concept at the Auto Expo, or if it’ll be launched as a production ready India-spec model. Meanwhile, check the sketches that Hyundai has just officially released in the run up to India’s biggest auto show that happens once in two years.
As the image indicates, the India-spec 2020 Creta could be shorter than the China-spec version, seating five passengers, and giving enough room for Hyundai to launch a long wheelbase, 7 seater version in due time. The sketch shows that the India-spec 2020 Creta will have a strong SUV design element, just like the outgoing model. It’ll use the Kia Seltos’ platform, and will also share engines with the Seltos.
All engines will be Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms compliant. The 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol and 1.4 liter turbo petrol motors along with the 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine are likely to be offered on the new Creta, in tunes similar to those on the Seltos. Gearbox options could also be quite expansive, with both manual and automatic options available across all engines. We expect the CVT automatic, twin clutch automatic and the torque converter automatic to be offered in addition to 6 speed manual gearbox across the petrol, turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines respectively.
In terms of features, the 2020 Hyundai Creta is likely to gain quite a bit, making it as feature-rich as the Seltos, or even better. The new Creta has been designed to accommodate hybrid and electric powertrains but at launch, we expect Hyundai to stick to regular petrol and diesel power. The hybrid and electric variants are likely to be a part of the new Creta’s line up in future.
As for pricing of the new model, they’re likely to remain steady given the fact that the Indian car market is going through one of its worst slowdowns in recent years, and a competitive price tag will be crucial to drive sales in such an environment. The current Creta’s prices start from a little under Rs. 10 lakh, and the same kind of price band is expected to be carried onto the all-new 2020 Creta. Over to the official unveil now.