The next-gen Hyundai Creta has been spied again getting tested on the Indian roads yet again, courtesy RushLane. A convoy of three units of the test mules of the upcoming SUV has been spotted this time. If you recollect, IAB broke out the news with exclusive spy shots in August that the second-gen Hyundai ix25 is, in fact, going to be the second-gen Hyundai Creta in India. For Brazil, a report published in April 2019 had claimed otherwise.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta carries inspiration from the Hyundai Palisade, the new flagship Hyundai SUV. Its exteriors make use of a mix of straight lines and curves as opposed to the simple, sorted and balanced design of the outgoing model.
Though the exteriors of the next-gen Hyundai Creta might be too bold and extreme, the interiors are surprisingly elegant, posh and upmarket. In details, it makes use of a compact steering wheel, horizontal central air vents and an exceptionally large floating central display which comes seamlessly synchronized with the floor panel. It also gets a new fully digital instrument cluster with twin-segmented fully digital display comprising a mid-placed MID. The screen displays current speed, fuel-level on the left side, while the other side is reserved for a tachometer and engine temperature bar.
Expect the all-new Hyundai Creta to be offered with features like a panoramic sunroof, shark fin antenna, split LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, split LED front and rear lights, electric parking brake with auto-hold function and a 360-degree camera system.
The Chinese-spec Hyundai ix25 has already started reaching showrooms and its specifications are out. It measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 1,635 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. When compared to the first-gen model, its length and width have marginally increased by 10 mm, the height has been upped by 8 mm, and the wheelbase has extended by 20 mm. It sports a massive 444-litre trunk which is claimed to be the biggest in its segment. It would be rather safe to say that Indian-spec 2020 Hyundai Creta will have similar dimensions, if not exactly the same.
In terms of engines, expect the 2020 Hyundai Creta with 115 PS 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol, 115 PS 1.5L turbocharged diesel and 120 PS 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine options. It should be launched by mid-2020 in the Indian market.
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