2020 Hyundai Creta will undergo a complete overhaul in exterior design along with a revised interior comprising of more upmarket features
Hyundai Creta is the second best-selling SUV in the country on monthly basis and leads its segment ahead of rivals by a big margin. The Creta prompted manufacturers to prepare their own rival to take on the Korean SUV and so far none has got it better as the Creta continues to have a stronghold over the segment.
However, with more competition arriving and the constant shift in customers’ preferences, Hyundai will give the Creta a complete makeover by March 2020 reportedly. It could debut at the 2020 Auto Expo next February before going on sale a month later as the all-new ix25 premiered already at the Shanghai Motor Show in April 2020.
The India-spec second generation Creta will likely have plenty in common with the Seltos of Hyundai’s sister brand Kia. The Seltos will make its public debut on June 20 before going on sale later this year in India as the company’s first product. Reports online suggest that the next-gen Creta will share the engines with the Seltos meaning that the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel units will feature under the bonnet.
Both will meet the stringent BSVI emission standards and can be had in either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The latest ix25 definitely gives a clear cut idea of how the domestic-bound Creta will look like in our opinion and moreover the split headlamp setup and cascading grille assembly will bring it in line with the recently launched Venue.
Apart from the comprehensive changes to the exterior, Hyundai will revise the features list and add more stuff into it. This is in response to the ever-growing competition as the 2020 Creta is expected to get Blue Link technology with in-car connective features as in the Venue while a large touchscreen infotainment system seen in the upcoming Seltos cannot be ruled out either.
The digital instrument cluster and wireless charging facility could be part of the package as well like the Kia Seltos. Earlier speculations indicated a possible seat seater version of the next-gen Creta as the current range could be moved up the order with the enhanced upmarket appeal. We predict it to cost around Rs. 11-17 lakh (ex-showroom).