South Korean carmaker Hyundai had recently unveiled the next-generation model of their Creta at the Shanghai Motor Show in China. The updated model comes with a host of changes that are not just limited to the exteriors of the SUV. The compact SUV will make its way to the 2020 Auto Expo in India as well. Now there are reports stating that the South Korean giant will make Creta its second connected product in the Indian market. The recently launched Venue SUV is the first connected product of the brand in the market and it comes with Hyundai’s own BlueLink technology. The 2020 Creta had already been spied testing multiple times, the company will also make the upcoming generation of Hyundai Creta compliant to the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.
The new generation of the compact SUV from the South Korean brand will come with newly developed 1.5L turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines that will follow the latest emission norms. Something that will also make an appearance on the Kia Seltos. Apart from all the changes above, the size of Hyundai Creta will also increase as the newer model is larger and wider than before. This may push the prices of the next generation model up by a bit, but nothing concrete can be said as of now.
There are also reports of the brand coming out with a 7-seater model of the Creta in the Indian market as leaks and speculations regarding the same have been going for some time now. The launch of a 7 seater model will see the prices of Creta going up by a good margin and the upcoming model will also then be able to compete directly with the 7-seater in the segment like the Mahindra XUV500.
The recent display of iX25 also gave us a hint as to what look the upcoming Creta can carry in the Indian market. The South Korean maker has inculcated its latest design language seen on Kona and the Santa Fe in the next gen model of Creta as well. The headlamps and the LED DRLs switch places and the turn indicators are at the top of headlamps. Further down, one finds the fog lamps, which are placed below the triangular housing of headlamps and beside the silver scuffs that are located beneath the grille. Looking at the grille itself, one can see the signature Hyundai cascading grille in the new generation Creta that is enclosed in a chrome surrounding and comes with a thick chrome bar on the top.
The new version of the Creta is expected to come with even more premium features and this may also mean a bump in prices. However, the company is tight-lipped about the same as of now. With the launch of the Creta SUV expected to take place some time in 2020, only time will tell what Creta has in store for us.