India-spec Hyundai Creta spied before official launch: Gets split headlamp set-up

Hyundai Creta, which stayed on the top of the sales chart since its launch in the Indian market. However, the arrival of the cars like MG Hector and the Kia Seltos has affected the sales of the Creta quite drastically. Currently, Hyundai is working to bring the all-new version of the Creta to the Indian market and the manufacturer has already started testing the vehicle on the Indian roads.

India-spec Hyundai Creta spied before official launch: Gets split headlamp set-up

Hyundai has already launched the car in the Chinese market and the Indian version of the car is expected to carry the same design and changes. The pictures of the all-new Creta, which has been spotted on test under a heavy camouflage reveals that it will get the same split headlamps that the Chinese model gets. The pictures posted by ACI confirms that the Indian version will look identical to the Chinese version of the Creta.

The all-new Hyundai Creta will get the same platform as the Kia Seltos. The body panels and even the parts of the cabin will be similar to the China-spec Hyundai Creta, which is locally known as the IX25. However, there will be a host of changes including the new alloy wheels. It should be noted that the production version of the Hyundai Creta may get a different set of alloy wheels.

The Creta will be officially unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo and will be subsequently launched in the Indian market in the same year. The main differentiators of the Hyundai Creta include the split headlamps that will put the LED DRL at the top while a thin metal sheet will put a boundary between the headlamp and the DRL. The mid-size SUV also gets the new-age futuristic-looking cascade grille, which is becoming a norm of new-age Hyundai cars. However, Hyundai may tweak the bumper for the Indian market and make it look muscular.

India-spec Hyundai Creta spied before official launch: Gets split headlamp set-up

On the inside, the all-new Creta is expected to get a futuristic set-up. We may get to the same 10-inch plus size screen on the central console of the vehicle. Most of the features of the Creta will be controlled from this screen. Also, it will get the Hyundai BlueLink system, which will be similar to the Hyundai Venue’s Internet-connected system. It will be able to connect to the smartphone and features will be controlled through the smartphone along with GPS location.

Hyundai will utilise all the three engine options that are available with the Kia Seltos in the Indian market. There will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine, 1.5-litre diesel engine and 1.4-litre turbocharged diesel engine option. Both the petrol and diesel engine options will get automatic transmission options. The all-new Creta will make the competition quite stiff in the segment.