The new generation of India’s best selling 4 meter plus SUV, the Hyundai Creta, has been unveiled in China at the Shanghai Motor Show. The new generation Creta looks like a completely different beast altogether, complete with stylish exteriors and futuristic interiors. The SUV will also be showcased here in India at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo. Called the ix25 in many international markets, the new Creta had been spied testing a couple of months ago. design wise, it carries forward the new design policy of Hyundai which has been previously seen on the Santa Fe and the more recent Kona.
The front fascia is a far cry from the current generation Creta. It now gets sleek turn indicators on top with headlights and LED DRLs in a triangular housing beneath, similar to other Hyundai’s SUVs of recent. The fog lamps sit in a different housing below the headlamps. Hyundai’s typical cascading grille is also present at the front with a chrome bar on top and chrome surrounds all over. A silver scuff plate takes up the majority of the portion in the lower front with a big air intake opening in the middle.
The side profile of the SUV seems similar to the current generation model. The car seen here also sports a triple tone paint scheme with white D pillar and top belt, black roof while the rest of the exteriors are red. The rear end has also been given a new look, though it looks a bit quirky. The taillights are positioned much lower than the current model and get a unique polygonal design. A silver diffuser takes up the bottom space at the rear. The car showcased at the motor show was wearing quite fancy looking dual tone diamond cut alloys which might not be brought here for production.
Next up are the interiors and it looks like Hyundai has taken inspiration from Tesla for this one. The reason why we say this is because of 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. The interiors silver accents on the door handles and the touchscreen housing and around the AC vents among other areas. Use of high-quality materials like soft plastic and leather is visible everywhere on the inside. Overall, the cabin is pretty premium and better than the current generation model.
Dimensionally, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will be much longer and wider than the model it replaces. As for the engines, nothing is revealed by Hyundai as of yet but we expect it to come with new 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines which are BS6 compliant. A seven-seater version of the SUV is also possible but will be priced much higher than the regular 5 seater version. As mentioned earlier, the India unveiling of the SUV will happen at the 2020 Delhi auto expo with the launch happening in subsequent months. The design and features of the Creta have gone up quite a but that means it will be priced higher than the current model too.