The next-gen Hyundai Creta will apparently launch in India by the end of the year 2020 with seven-seat option
Hyundai launched the Creta SUV in India back in the year 2015. Within its three years of its existence, the SUV made quite a name for itself. However, the Creta has only received few minor cosmetic updates while no major updates have taken place under the hood since its launch. That said, Hyundai has already started working on the next generation Creta by now.
The next generation SUV will most probably grace the Indian soil by the year 2021. You can expect the new SUV to carry a new design language while it will also feature plenty of new surprises for its customers as well. Below provided is the list of 10 things which you should know about this next generation Hyundai Creta SUV:
The next generation Creta will underpin a new platform. Sources close to the car manufacturer said that the new generation SUV will most probably share its underpinning with the Kia SP concept.
This new platform is basically a reworked version of the current Creta platform. As a result of the new platform, you can expect the new generation Creta to be a better handler in every sense.
2. New Engines
Although not many details about the powertrain are available at this moment but the new generation Creta will be powered by a new set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel drivetrains. These new set of petrol and diesel engines will be BSVI compliant units which will replace the current power plants. The new petrol and diesel engines will most probably generate slightly more power and torque output and will also be frugal at the same time.
3. New Diesel Engine Could Be Made By Kia
The next generation diesel engine will be manufactured by Hyundai at their facility in Andhra Pradesh while the petrol engine will be produced by Kia at their facility in Andhra Pradesh.
4. Seven-Seat Option
This will definitely be the biggest surprise that Hyundai will have in store for their fans. The next generation Creta will be offered with both 5 seats as well a seven-seat configuration as well. The 5 seat option SUV will compete with rivals the like the soon to be launched Tata Harrier 5 seat variant and Nissan Kicks while the 7 seaters Creta will compete directly with the 7 seater Tata Harrier SUV.
5. Bigger Dimensions
Expect the next generation Hyundai Creta SUV to be slightly bigger in dimension than the current SUV. This will help Hyundai to generate some more room inside the cabin.
6. New Global Design
Coming to the styling the new gen Creta will adopt Hyundai’s new evolving design philosophy. This kind of design language can also be seen on some other Hyundai’s SUV like Kona as well.
As far as its styling is concerned the new Creta SUV will likely adopt a narrower Led headlamp, stylish hexagonal grille which will definitely grow larger in size than the current variant, slightly bigger fog lamp enclosure. These will be some of the major styling highlights of the new SUV.
7. More Premium On The Inside
Just like the exterior expect the interior too to get some major updates as well. It will most probably feature a simpler dashboard design and will get the long list of features which you can generally expect from Hyundai product like the heads-up display, new and improved infotainment system with bigger display, panoramic sunroof, height adjustable driver seats etc.
8. Increased Safety Features
The SUV will also be loaded with plenty of safety features as well including a total of 6 airbags for the top end variant, ABS and EBD etc.
9. More Practicality
The next generation Creta too will have a practical boot space like the current generation SUV. The current generation SUV offers an impressive 400 Litres of boot space with the 60:40 split seat option which can also be increased further as well. Expect the next generation SUV to also get similar kind of boot space in the 5 seat option while the seven-seat variant will definitely get a reduced boot space.
10. Will Target More Upmarket Customers
The new generation Creta will also likely be priced higher than the current generation SUV but the longer feature list will definitely do justice to that price tag. It will go as far as rivalling Jeep Compass.