2020 Hyundai Creta to make its debut in India on Feb 6

2020 Hyundai Creta to make its debut in India on Feb 6

Hyundai India has dropped a teaser on its Facebook page, signalling the arrival of the all-new Creta, which is set to be introduced at the 2020 Auto Expo on February 6. The B-segment SUV is also known as the ix25 in other markets, and it’s related to the Kia Seltos.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Creta, that’s because the model was only sold in a number of countries, namely India, China, Russia, and several South American markets. This time, the Creta/ix25 has global aspirations, so the tiny SUV is expected to be introduced in more markets.

In terms of dimensions, it measures 4,270 mm long, 1,780 mm wide, 1,630 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm. That makes it slightly smaller than the Seltos, and reports suggest that it will be offered with the same range of engines that are available with the Seltos.

2020 Hyundai Creta to make its debut in India on Feb 6

The entry-level engine is a 1.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 115 PS and 144 Nm of torque, and there’s also a 1.5 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel unit that offers 115 PS and 250 Nm of torque. The top-of-the-line mill is the 1.4 litre T-GDI petrol engine with an output of 140 PS and 242 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, and seven-speed DCT (for the 1.4 T-GDI only).

Design-wise, the Creta looks like a shrunken version of the flagship Palisade, featuring split LED headlights with LED DRLs, halogen fog lamps, and the latest cascading grille with mesh inserts. The rear also gets the same split tail lights design as the front, while the third brake light is integrated into the tailgate. The SUV gets roof rails and skid plates, giving it a more rugged look.

No word on cabin features as yet, but premium upholstery is expected, including leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, panoramic sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Pricing is said to be between the range of Rs 10 lakh (RM57k) to Rs 16 lakh (RM92k). More details, soon. Watch this space!

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  • Datuk on Feb 03, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Indians are lucky.
    Although high corruption rates country, they can buy Kia Seltos eqv Hyundai Creta 1.4T full spec at rm92k. Kosong spec 1.5 only rm56k..

    I doubt we can get kia seltos below rm100k for a Kia Seltos.. protectionism corruption exists here.

    Indonesia kia seltos 1.4T rm88k to rm105k.

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    • Ghani on Feb 03, 2020 at 11:30 am

      At Rm105k that is wayyy too expensive for a B-segment crossover. For that price, we get much better and bigger X70 despite the so-called protectionism. I wonder why.

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    • Mohan Nair on Feb 13, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      If there is corruption, they get jailed not like Malaysia where they escape Scott free!

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  • Engineer on Feb 03, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Car design rule No1: Never design your back to look like the front and vice versa. You will end up with a hideous car. See case study above.

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    • klguy on Feb 03, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      i guess u r the chief ID designer in BMW?

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      • Engineer on Feb 03, 2020 at 3:17 pm

        No but the current BMW front is butt ugly and the butt isn’t much a looker, so the design rule still applies.

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  • Western Star on Feb 03, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Just becoz it is relatively cheap, doesn’t mean you have to design it to look so ugly. Why Hyundai, why????

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  • kereta_lembu on Feb 03, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Feels like somebody designed the side and let some nursery kids complete the front and rear design. I mean, whoever designed this and approved the design should not be in this business.

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