Hyundai Creta has been around in the market for quite a while now. The mid-size SUV is the top-selling SUV in the segment and has a huge following in the Indian market. What it would be to see a Hyundai Creta in convertible form? Let’s find out.
The Hyundai Creta seen here is a computer-generated imaginative picture and looks extremely good. SUV convertibles are extremely rare and there is only the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque convertible in the SUV-convertible segment in the markets around the world. The Creta in the convertible form looks nothing less than extremely stunning. The vehicle gets quite a few updates with the top-less layout. The front of the Hyundai Creta has been updated with an all-black front grille that gets extended LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs) similar to the ones we have seen on the Tata Nexon. The main headlamp unit sits much lower in the bumper and gives a very different look from the stock version of the vehicle.
The Hyundai Creta convertible also retains its four-door set-up, similar to the regular version of the SUV. Most of the convertible cars change to two-door set-up to give a much more macho look but the four-door set-up is much more practical and makes it practical for the rear passengers to get in and out of the vehicle without much problem. Even the alloy wheels have been updated with newer, more aggressive ones that give a fantastic stance to the Creta on the road.
Apart from the above-mentioned changes, everything else remains similar to the regular version of the Creta. However, creating a convertible version of a regular vehicle needs a lot of work in real life. The removal of the roof brings down the overall rigidity of the vehicle’s structure and the base of the vehicle needs to be strengthened through various processes. This is the reason why convertible vehicles are often heavier than the regular versions. Also, the mechanism of opening the roof and closing the roof is quite expensive and increases the price of the vehicle by multiple folds. This is the same reason why mass-segment vehicles are never seen in convertible forms. At the most, they get a sunroof.
The Indian weather conditions are also not suitable for a convertible vehicle. They are much more popular in the European markets where the weather remains on the colder side throughout the year. Also, the lower amount of pollution and dust on the roads make the convertibles much more better-suited in such countries.
It is highly unlikely that Hyundai will ever create such a convertible form of the Creta. However, the South Korean manufacturer is currently working on a pick-up truck based on the Creta, which will be launched in the international markets soon.
The pick-up truck version of the Creta will also not be brought into India. It will be sold in Latin America, where demand for such vehicles is high.