Hyundai is working on the all-new mid-size SUV – Creta for the global markets. While the upcoming Creta has been already spotted in its home country South Korea and the Chinese market, for the time ever, it was spotted testing in India under heavy camouflage. The all-new Creta for the Indian market will be based on the Chinese ix25 similarly to the current model.
The current version of the Hyundai Creta was launched in 2015 and since then it has received a facelift model with added features. However, the all-new model will offer major changes and will get an all-new platform, new engine and a longer list of features. Even though the vehicle which was spotted on the Indian roads by IAB is heavily camouflaged, the car has already been unveiled in China officially sometime back and that’s largely how the Indian version will look like when it launches.
With the update, Hyundai will offer a curvy look compared to the current design. At the front, in accordance with the new family design of the manufacturer, a large cascade grille will be positioned. However, the Indian version will get a slightly different grille compared to the Chinese version. Hyundai will also introduce the split headlamp design in the all-new Creta. Just like the Venue and recently launched Hyundai Kona, the upcoming Creta will offer separate housings for the headlamp beams. The sleek lamps positioned beside the grille will act as the LED DRLs. Whereas the main headlamp cluster will be positioned just below in a separate housing. The front bumper will have integrated fog lamps, which look like LEDs.
The side profile of the all-new Hyundai Creta will not change drastically. It will only offer a few changes and will offer a plain look. The alloy wheels are also expected to be updated. At the rear, the tail lamps mimic the design of the headlamps and get a split housing setup. Also, there is a body-wide LED stripe that becomes the separator between indicators and the stop lamps.
It should be noted that the all-new Hyundai Creta will get an all-new platform too. It will be the same platform that also underpins the all-new Kia Seltos. On the inside, the Creta will go through major changes. The whole dashboard is expected to be updated to offer a premium look. It is likely to get a wide touchscreen infotainment system in the middle of the dashboard and features like ventilated seats, sunroof, digital-analogue instrument cluster, flat-bottom steering wheel, leather interior, electronic parking brakes and more.
The engine powering the all-new Hyundai Creta will be the 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine option. Both the engine options will debut in the Indian market with the Kia Seltos. Hyundai will offer both automatic and manual transmission options with the all-new car. At a later date, Hyundai will also launch a 7-seater version of the Creta.