With the launch of its sibling, the Kia Seltos, expect Hyundai to launch the second-generation Creta early next year.
Hyundai has been soaring on the success of its mid-size SUV Creta since its launch in India in 2015. The SUV has seen no direct rival up until this year. The entry of Hyundai’s sister brand, Kia in the Indian market with its much-anticipated flagship model Seltos, has upped the ante.
Here are the 5 expected changes in the upcoming Hyundai Creta –
1. Visual changes
First and foremost, the 2020 Creta will receive a major overhaul externally. It is well-known that the upcoming Creta will be based on the ix25 sold by Hyundai in the Chinese market. Hence, the new Creta will get a split headlamp set-up like seen on the Palisade and the Venue.
On the sides, the new Creta will retain ithe sharp lines from the outgoing model. The design from the front will be carried forward to the rear with a similar split-tail lamp setup at the rear as well.
The 2020 Creta will likely be bigger in size than the current-gen Creta. Here’s a comparison between the current-gen Creta and the Chinese-spec ix25 –
|Dimensions||Hyundai ix25 (2020 Creta)||Current-gen Hyundai Creta|
It is yet to be seen if Hyundai will offer a similar interior layout to the upcoming Chinese ix25 with the Creta, which features a large vertical touchscreen-infotainment system like the MG Hector.
However, the recent images from the Chengdu Motor Show reveal an interior layout similar to the Kia Seltos.
4. New BS6-compliant engines
The second-generation Creta will likely share the platform and borrow drivetrains from the Kia Seltos. It will likely be offered with Seltos’ BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines paired to 6MT/CVT and 6MT/AT gearboxes respectively.
The new Creta will also be equipped with Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology like the Venue, which will not only provide real-time driving stats, but is also be helpful in emergency situations.