Hyundai cars are synonymous with new features, and the 2020 Hyundai Creta compact SUV, which is days away from an official reveal at the Indian Auto Expo, is all set to bring in many segment leading features. One such feature is the panoramic sunroof, which has just been revealed through the 2020 Creta’s latest teaser that Hyundai has put out. The compact SUV will rival the likes of the Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and the Maruti S-Cross, and is likely to get a starting price of under Rs. 10 lakh. The 2020 Hyundai Creta is already on sale in the Chinese market, where it’s called the iX25. In India, Hyundai will continue using the hugely successful Creta nameplate. Going by the teaser, expect the 2020 Hyundai Creta to set many segment benchmarks and take the fight right up to the Kia Seltos, which is currently the segment leader in terms of sales.
The all-new Creta will be based on the Kia Seltos platform, and will share a lot of parts with the latter. All engines on the 2020 Creta will meet Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms right from the word go, and we expect all the engines and gearboxes offered on the Seltos to be offered on the new Creta as well. What this means is, there could be two petrol engine options: one naturally aspirated and the other, turbocharged.
The 1.5 liter-4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor is likely to make 113 Bhp-142 Nm, and could be offered with two gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a CVT automatic. The other petrol engine on offer could be the 1.4 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged unit with 140 Bhp-242 Nm, and two gearbox options: a 6 speed manual and a 7 speed twin clutch automatic. The diesel motor – a 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged unit – will make 115 Bhp-250 Nm, and will get 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options.
The Kia Seltos is now the segment benchmark among compact SUVs sold in India, and offers a slew of features such as a heads-up display, tyre pressure monitoring, a Bose audio set-up, air purifier and more. The 2020 Hyundai Creta is likely to offer a similar feature set, beating the Seltos in some areas. A 7 seat, longer wheelbase version of the 2020 Creta is also said to be in the works. This model will take the fight to the Tata Gravitas and the 6 seat MG Hector that will soon be launched in India, at the 2020 Indian Auto Expo.