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Hyundai Creta EV Spied Testing For The First Time In India

hyundai creta ev testing India

After launching the facelifted version of the second-generation Creta, Hyundai is gearing up to introduce the all-electric equivalent of the SUV. While the Hyundai Creta EV has already been spied on test several times before, those test mules were based on the pre-facelifted version of the SUV. However, recently, a new test mule of Hyundai Creta Electric was spied, which is based on the recently launched facelifted version.

Hyundai Creta EV Spied Testing For The First Time In India

A heavily camouflaged test mule of the Hyundai Creta EV spotted by ACI was recently seen undergoing trial runs out on the open highway with a series of design highlights indicating that it is the all-electric version of the SUV. While the test mule was heavily camouflaged, there are glimpses of new headlamps and connected LED daytime running lights visible, indicating that this new version of the Creta Electric is based on the facelifted version.

There are a few design highlights which indicate that it is indeed an electric vehicle based on the facelifted Hyundai Creta. Going by the glimpses, this particular test mule had a closed grille at the front, which might get a slightly off-centre charging port on it, just like the Hyundai Kona Electric. Also, compared to the recently launched facelifted Hyundai Creta, the new electric version gets a different aerodynamically efficient design for the 17-inch machined alloy wheels.

While the rear profile of the Hyundai Creta Electric is not visible in this set of pictures, it is expected that they will remain unchanged over the new Creta facelift. It means that the new Hyundai Creta EV will also get a revised rear profile with new LED tail lamps and a connected LED light bar. The cabin too is expected to be the same, with the wide full-TFT cockpit set to get EV-specific dials and data on offer.

While Hyundai is yet to confirm, it is reported that the new Creta EV will get an LG-sourced 45kWh battery pack, which is larger than the 40.5kWh battery of the Tata Nexon.EV Long Range and smaller than the 50.3kWh battery pack of the MG ZS EV. The Hyundai Creta EV is expected to return a maximum real-world driving range of 250 km. The front-mounted electric motor setup is expected to be shared with the second-generation Kona EV sold overseas, which produces 140 PS and 255 Nm.

Given that the Hyundai Creta EV has the same stance and segment positioning as the currently available Kona EV, it is reported that the former will replace the ageing Kona EV in India. The Kona EV has already received a generational update overseas, which has still not arrived in India. However, with new-age features and the strong brand image of the Hyundai Creta in India, the new Creta EV makes a lot of sense as a replacement for the Kona EV.