The Hyundai Creta has been around in the Indian market for a long time now. It has a dominating sales number and has been ruling the segment ever since its launch in the Indian market. Hyundai is currently working on the all-new generation of the Hyundai Creta, which will be launched sometime next year. With the second-generation Creta, Hyundai will downsize the engine too. Here’s is everything that you should know about the upcoming Hyundai Creta.
The second-generation Hyundai Creta will get the same platform as the Kia Seltos. Kia and Hyundai are sister brands and they share a lot of technologies to keep the cost down. Similarly, the all-new Hyundai Creta will get the same platform as the Kia Seltos, which will launch in the Indian market in August.
With the use of the same platform, Hyundai Creta will also share the latest generations of the engines from the Seltos. The stricter BS6 emission norms will be implemented in the Indian market in April 2020 and meet the new emission norms, Hyundai Creta will get the all-new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that will debut in the Indian market with the Kia Seltos.
Hyundai will also make use of the same engine options in the other cars in the lineup. Notably, Hyundai will also launch the facelifted version of the Hyundai Verna sedan in the Indian market and we will get to see the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options doing work in the facelifted version of the Hyundai Verna. Notably, the all-new platform that underpins the Kia Seltos is derived from the platform of the Hyundai Verna.
The all-new Creta is expected to be launched in the Indian market before the BS6 emission norms are put in place next year. Hyundai may reveal the all-new car at the 2020 Auto Expo at Delhi and subsequently launch the all-new car just before the April 2020 deadline for the BS6 compliant vehicles in India. Hyundai may also introduce a powerful N-Power variant of the Creta, similar to the Kia Seltos GT Line, which will be powered by a 1.4-litre Turbocharged engine.
Interestingly, the all-new Creta has already been spied without any camouflage in China and the version that will launch in the Indian market is expected to get a similar design when it is launched in the market. The all-new generation of the Hyundai Creta will also be updated heavily when it comes to the cabin. The car will get a huge touchscreen-based infotainment system and other modern features, which are likely to be similar to the Kia Seltos.
As of now, Hyundai Creta remains the best-seller in the segment but we do expect the sales to be affected especially after the launch of the all-new MG Hector and soon-to-be-launched Kia Seltos in the Indian market.