2020 Hyundai Verna and Hyundai Creta have gone on sale in China and they will more likely make their way into India next year
Hyundai has introduced the new generation Hyundai Creta or ix25 as called in China and the Verna facelift as the prices of both the models have been revealed. The models are highly popular in India and since they due big upgrades, they are expected to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo next February before going on sale in the following months.
For the Chinese market, the South Korean auto major has priced the ix25 or Creta SUV, as we know, in the range of 10.58-13.68 million yuan. It must be noted that the entry-level price of the new model is 4,000 yuan lower than the outgoing version and if the same theme continues the India-bound Creta could undercut the Kia Seltos.
|2020 Hyundai Creta (ix25)||Price (Chinese Yuan)|
|1.5L GS 6MT||1,05,800 (Rs. 10.6 Lakh)|
|1.5L GLS CVT||1,19,800 (Rs. 12 Lakh)|
|1.5L DLX CVT||1,29,800 (Rs. 13 Lakh)|
|1.5L TOP CVT||1,36,800 (Rs. 13.75 Lakh)|
The 2020 Hyundai ix25 comes with a more modern design a new 1.5-litre petrol engine with CVT and many new features. The main feature of the front fascia is the bold new grille that is similar to that of the latest-gen Tucson. Another talking point is the split headlamp setup that are flanked by LED DRLs split into three parts.
The side profile carries crispier creases but would remind you of the current model. At the rear, you get split-type tail lamps with bright black trim and a light strip connecting the taillights. On the inside, the 2020 Hyundai Creta looks more fashionable and comes with a better-equipped cabin. The highlight of the dashboard is s 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that supports Baidu CarLife system.
The interior also features ambient lighting system, 360° camera system that can project the image of one side of the car on the central control screen, front collision warning brake, LDWS lane departure warning and LKA lane-keeping assist.
Powering the 2020 Hyundai Creta is a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that has replaced the 1.6-litre motor of the outgoing model. While the earlier motor came mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the new engine comes paired with a CVT.
|2020 Hyundai Verna||Price (Chinese Yuan)|
|1.4L GS MT||72,800 (Rs. 7.3 Lakh)|
|1.4L GLS MT||77,800 (Rs. 7.8 Lakh)|
|1.4L GLS CVT||87,800 (Rs. 8.8 Lakh)|
|1.4L TOP CVT||96,800 (Rs. 9.7 Lakh)|
Other than launching the new Creta, the carmaker has also introduced the facelifted version of the Verna. The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift has been priced in a range of 7.28-9.68 million yuan and comes with improved styling and more features. The new car is being sold with a free three-year 100,000-kilometer warranty.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift makes quite a breakthrough in terms of styling. Equipped with a new grille, updated bumper and sleeker headlamps, the front fascia of the refreshed sedan mimics that of the updated Elantra to a large extent. The Verna has also received a new hood that makes the front-end look more dynamic. The rear-end gets a more stylish set of taillamps and a more sophisticated posterior.
The features list of the 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift comprises several new bits, including a
CarLife mobile phone interconnection system, 8-inch central control multimedia touch display, 12.3-inch LCD instrument panel, automatic trunk-lid opening, tire pressure monitoring system, lane departure warning system, front collision warning brake, DAW driver fatigue reminder, LKA lane assisted maintenance, HBA intelligent near-light adjustment and other ADAS intelligent driving assistance systems.
The 2020 Hyundai Verna facelift comes with a 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that is available with two transmission choices – 6-speed manual and CVT automatic. While the engine specs have remained unchanged, the fuel consumption per 100 kilometres has reduced by 9.3 per cent to 4.9 litre (20.40 kmpl).
Like we said, the updated Verna and the 2020 Hyundai Creta are India-bound and should launch here by the middle of next year. Expect a similar set of features and multiple powertrain options comprising both petrol and diesel motors.