The Hyundai Creta has been a great car that has ruled the segment with impunity ever since it came into the market. 2018 saw the car get a much-needed facelift. That facelift was a very soft and minor one because this year we will see a whole new product with the 2020 Hyundai Creta. We have covered the car in detail before and have made an EXCLUSIVE walkaround video on the same sometime back. The Creta will be back in a whole new avatar and will spot a number of changes but right now we are going to tell you 5 things you need to know –
- Engine – The engine options on the 2020 Hyundai Creta are now going to be completely different than before. The Creta will borrow the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel mill from its cousin, the Kia Seltos. The car will get a manual and CVT gearbox option but it is still not clear if Hyundai will also borrow the 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that comes with a DCT option. Maybe the Creta gets that, but it will not play to Kia’s advantage as it will lose it’s GTLine’s exclusivity.
- Connected Features – The new Creta will definitely get the BlueLink technology that is found in the Venue and the Elantra. The connected car features are very important to buyers in the segment where MG and Kia have scored big time by showering the customers with features. These features will make the Creta a very favorable choice.
- Launch – The 2020 Hyundai will most likely be shown at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. This is when a lot of manufacturers will show their cars or even show prototypes. The run-up to Auto Expo from this month to the next will reveal more details.
- Pricing – The car is currently priced from Rs 9 to Rs 16 lakhs (ex-showroom). We expect to see a slight increase in price over the current car.
- Competiton – The Creta will continue to compete with the Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Harrier.
Below is our exclusive video of the 2020 Hyundai Creta which is already on sale in China.