2020 Hyundai Creta SPIED on the road ahead of launch

The 2020 Hyundai Creta compact SUV, which was recently unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show, was spied testing in South Korea. The 2020 Hyundai Creta, known as the iX25 in the Chinese market, will be launched in India next year, as the all-new, 2nd generation Creta. The un-camouflaged spyshots from South Korean streets reveal the design direction that the 2020 Creta will take when it’s launched in multiple global markets including India next year.

2020 Hyundai Creta SPIED on the road ahead of launch

The spyshots of the 2020 Hyundai Creta reveal that the SUV will get totally revised styling. The front-end will get  styling that’s similar to that on the Venue sub-4 meter compact SUV. The conventional headlamps will be replaced by LED daytime running lights on the new Creta while the bumper will host the headlamps, with projectors et all. This is similar to the approach pioneered by the Tata Harrier in the Indian market.

A slew of new SUVs including the MG Hector and the upcoming, 2020 Hyundai Creta will adopt this design language. The new Creta will also get the waterfall grille up front, with a chome-heavy touch. This reflects the new design language across Hyundai SUVs including the Venue, which will be launched in India on the 21st of May. At the rear as well, the 2020 Creta gets a totally revised design with a sculpted hatch lid and new, LED tail lamps.

2020 Hyundai Creta SPIED on the road ahead of launch

The 2020 Hyundai Creta will be sold in India as a seven seat SUV, and the South Korean automaker is expected to push the vehicle upwards in terms of price and positioning. The new Creta is likely to directly compete with the likes of the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500 in price terms. As for mechanicals, there will be significant changes in order to comply with Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms.

The 2020 Hyundai Creta is expected to get a brand new 1.5 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that will comply with BS6 norms, but will make less power and torque than the current 1.6 liter diesel. Like the current motor,  the new diesel engine is expected to offer both manual and automatic gearbox options. The petrol motor could also see significant revisions in order to comply with the new emission norms.

It remains to be seen if the new Creta uses the 1 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is all set to make its debut on the Hyundai Venue sub-4 meter compact SUV. A strong motor, with 112 Bhp-172 Nm on tap, and a modern, 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox, the engine will be a good fit in the new Creta’s line up. More information about the new SUV is expected to surface in the coming months. For now, we do know that the new Creta will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options, and that it’ll be much larger than the outgoing model.

Spyshots courtesy MotorGraph