The 2020 Hyundai Creta is going to be the most expected car for next year. While the car has been seen at the Shanghai Motor Show in China, the vehicle has been spotted testing in India too. The car could be teased by the end of the year and will then be launched around the 2020 Auto Expo. This will make the upcoming Hyundai Creta one of the most important cars launched at the 2020 Auto Expo. We have also learned more about the specs, features and dimensions on the new Creta. We also have a detailed walk-around video of the car which we saw in China, earlier this year.
The Hyundai Creta is already a very famous car in India and the new car is going to aim to increase its foothold in the segment. The price will also remain more or less the same. The increase in price will be slight due to the increased dimensions, features and the BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine. The car will not be a mere facelift but a whole new generation car with new dimensions. We have covered the new upcoming Creta in a detailed walkaround video below where we show you how this car looks and feels. This will be the car that will come to India, albeit with a few changes and a few more variants.
Hyundai does not want to move away a lot from the design of the current generation Creta and will make sure, as seen in the pictures and video below that the new car retains that unmistakable silhouette. So what are the major design changes?
Let’s see the exterior first. The 2020 Hyundai Creta will see a new revised front and rear. The front will comprise of a new grille, Hyundai Venue inspired DRLs and headlamps. The lower bumper will be different with a skid plate and a new design for sleeker fog lamps. The side will remain majorly the same with the classic Creta look and sloping roof. The Creta will get a panoramic sunroof too and new alloy wheels. There will be a major revision at the rear where the LED taillights get a split and sleeker look, bumper and badging placement is also changed.
|Hyundai Creta Dimensions|
On the inside, the car will get bigger and more spacious. There will be an increase in storage space and boot space in the new 2020 Hyundai Creta too. The new features will include a more informative instrument cluster, a big Tesla-like 10-inch plus center touchscreen. The front seats will be ventilated and also have power adjustability. Hyundai will also make the Creta available with BlueLink, it’s connected car system. The layout of the buttons, design of the gear stick as seen in the video will also change.
Speaking of powertrains, the Creta 2020 will not have 3 engine options as before. With BS6 norms kicking in the new car will get 2 new 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, both of which will produce 115bhp. The 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engines will be discontinued. It will be interesting to see what diesel engine Hyundai then offer on the Verna and the i20 which also use these engines. These new 1.5-litre will come with a manual and automatic gearbox options from launch. The 1.5-litre engines also do duty on the new Kia Seltos.
As far as competition is concerned, the 2020 Hundia Creta will no longer be the sole front runner in a segment it helped make a success. The Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur and the Mahindra XUV500 will continue to compete with it.