The all-new Kia Seltos, which was launched a couple of months ago and it has already become the best-selling vehicle in the segment and is outselling the long-time favourite, Hyundai Creta. Hyundai is now working on the all-new Creta and the manufacturer has started testing the vehicle on the Indian roads under a heavy camouflage too. The all-new Creta is a much-awaited car in the Indian market and now it has been revealed that the car will be unveiled in the Indian market early next year.
According to CnB, the all-new Hyundai Creta will be launched in the Indian market during the 2020 Auto Expo. The upcoming car will be based on the same platform that underpins the Kia Seltos too. Even though the India-spec car has not been yet revealed by the manufacturer, it should be noted that Hyundai has already showcased the car in China as the ix25. The Indian-spec Creta will be heavily inspired by the ix25.
The second-generation Hyundai Creta is expected to get a futuristic look. It will get the split headlamps just like the Kia Seltos. However, the orientation of the headlamps will be different from the Seltos. At the top, the all-new Hyundai Creta will get a sleek DRL while the main headlamp cluster is located in the lower part of the car. The vehicle will also feature the new-age cascade grille, which has now become a part of the new-generation Hyundai cars including the Venue. The Indian-spec Hyundai Creta will not be identical to the Chinese-version of the car. It will be tweaked as per the Indian market.
Earlier, a leaked picture of the ix25 revealed that new cabin of the upcoming Creta too. It will get large portrait touchscreen system, which is likely to be more than 10.0-inches in size. All the console buttons that are used to adjust the climate control system, infotainment system and other functions are not there anymore and everything can be controlled through the centrally-mounted screen. It is not known if the Indian version will feature the same. However, it will be a significant upgrade from the current version of the car. Also, Hyundai will introduce the Internet-based services in the all-new Creta just like the Hyundai Venue. It will get an eSIM embedded into the infotainment system, which will allow the owner to track the vehicle in real-time and also control a few features of the vehicle through a smartphone.
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.