2020 Hyundai Creta To Be Based On Kia SP2i Platform With 7-Seat Option

Next-Gen 2020 Hyundai Creta

2020 Hyundai Creta will likely get a complete cosmetic overhaul in its next avatar while offering seven-seat configuration

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has enjoyed tremendous success with the Creta. Having been on sale for more than three and half years and receiving a minor facelift along the way, the Creta has been well-received among customers and it maintains a healthy lead over competitors with incredible consistency in sales.

The Creta averages more than 10,000 units sales monthly and it is a feat none can get close to in its segment. However, the Creta’s auspicious tenure meant that the space being dominated by it is seeing increased competition as the Tata Harrier and Nissan Kicks were launched earlier this year.

Hyundai’s sister brand Kia is entering with a premium compact SUV midway through this year while the heavily localised India-spec Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Cross based on the MQB A0 IN platform will enter the market sometime next year. To tackle the forthcoming rivalries, Hyundai appears to be planning to launch the next-gen Creta late next year or in 2021.

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The second generation Creta will become more premium with increased dimensions as Hyundai ponders on appealing to a wider set of audience in an expansive price range than it already does. Reports suggest that the next-gen Creta will offer seven seats and come incorporated with changes to rival as far as Jeep Compass.

It is said to share architecture with the Kia SP2i and will likely have radical changes to its design compared to the existing model. The next generation Hyundai Creta is expected to draw design cues from the global Santa Fe with the now-trending eyebrow lamps, sleeker headlamp cluster and cascading front grille.

The interior will be spiced up with new technologies and Hyundai will use its knack of stuffing more features into the mix at a competitive price point to have a distinct advantage over its rivals. The larger proportions meant more cabin space will be liberated and the engines will be tuned to comply with BSVI emission standards apparently.