Next generation Hyundai Creta is expected to go on sale in early 2020 and it could feature 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines from Seltos
As the mid-size SUV segment is fast growing with the arrival of new products, Hyundai is preparing to take action to continue its reign at the top of the sales charts in the domestic market. The Creta has been the unassailable leader in the segment by clocking over 10,000 units every month.
Despite the seemingly never-ending new launches, the Creta has held its position at the top thus far. However, Hyundai cannot afford to rest on its laurels as the second generation Creta is in the works and is expected to debut early next year with a possible reveal at the 2020 Auto Expo.
Hyundai introduced the ix25 at the Shanghai Motor Show this past April and it will go on sale in August in China. It is basically the Creta with a different nameplate and thus the exterior changes carried out will largely influence the India-bound model. The 2020 Hyundai Creta will likely have a prominent cascading grille and split headlamp setup just as the Venue with turn signals at the top.
Below which the projector headlamps could be found surrounded by LED Daytime Running Lights alongside a newly designed bumper with sportier fog lamps and skip plates. The compact rear end could boast sleeker tail lamps with LED signatures among other changes. The next-gen Creta is based on the same platform as the soon-launching Kia Seltos.
Therefore, it could have several commonalities to achieve economies of scale. The possibilities of the interior getting a major revamp in the 2020 Hyundai Creta are also high as the layered dashboard, usage of more upmarket materials and a larger touchscreen infotainment system can also be in the pipeline.
The features list will also see a major revision with the inclusion of new equipment such as sunroof, wireless charger and digital instrument cluster. Moreover, the existing 1.4-litre diesel, 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol engines could make way for BSVI compliant 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel units found in the Seltos.
In the Kia, the petrol motor pumps out 115 PS and 144 Nm while the CRDi diesel develops 115 PS and 240 Nm. Both are mated to a six-speed manual as standard with a CVT and six-speed torque converter AT as option respectively.