The Hyundai Creta is the top-selling compact SUV in the country for years now. The Creta is now due for a generation update which will happen next year. The car has already been showcased at the Shanghai Motor show recently in the form of the all-new ix25 SUV. The Creta is known by as the ix25 in markets like China and the car shown at Shanghai will make its way to India by next year. The car has been redesigned fully and is poles apart in terms of looks when compared to the current generation Creta. The images here from bobaedream show the tail lamp section of the car.
As seen in the pictures, the new Creta gets a split LED tail lamp design which looks unique on the car. The tail lamps are joined by a black strip which further adds to the car’s look while an LED stop light has been mounted in between the black strip. The roof-mounted spoiler and the shark fin antenna further give it a great appearance from the rear. The front end of the car also sports a split headlamp design and is inspired by its bigger brother, the Palisade. The headlamps are LED projector units and come with LED DRLs on their side. a big grille takes up much of the real estate at the front and in some ways, the new design resembles that of the newly launched Venue sub-4 meter SUV.
The alloys are also new 17-inch machine cut alloys present on the Creta and the wheel arches are now squared, suggesting a more serious stance of the Creta. Overall, the design of the car has matured and it has a sleeker profile overall. Talking about the interiors, the highlight here will be the huge centre console touchscreen panel that flows down to the centre armrest. The seats, dashboard and the rest of the cabin are covered in a dual tone paint shade of black and beige. It will also feature the Bluelink connectivity feature from Hyundai that has been making big news on the Venue.
As for the engine options, we expect it to come with new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines which are BS6 compliant. An important point to note here is that this new generation Hyundai Creta will be offered in two different types based on the seating formats, A 5 seater Creta will replace the current model while the new 7 seater model will be placed higher up the segment. The 5 seater version will be launched in 2020 followed by the 7 seater variant in 2021. As for the pricing, expect a bump from Hyundai when they launch the vehicle due to the costs involved in the BSVI process and the development of this new Creta.