Autocar India reports that the next-gen Hyundai Creta will launch in late 2020. Going by the new report, the next version of the company's highly popular small SUV will not only feature an all-new design but will also benefit from a substantial increment in the dimensions. The new model will be available in both the 5-seat and 7-seat versions.
Thanks to the increase in footprint and the introduction of the 7-seat version, the next-gen Hyundai Creta could displace the Tucson from its current position in the company's product portfolio. The latter will reportedly move up the pricing order and become a replacement for the now-defunct Santa Fe with its own 7-seat version.
The next-gen Hyundai Creta will follow the company's new design language for its future SUVs, which made its debut on the Hyundai Kona. The highlights of the theme include a new version of the signature 'cascading grille', 'composite lamps,' 'wing-type' fenders, and the contrasting black 'armor'.
The next-gen Hyundai Creta will be powered by all-new 1.5-litre engines that will be compliant with the BS6 emission norms. The current 1.6-litre CRDi motor will make way for an all-new 1.5-liter that will reportedly offer higher refinement and fuel efficiency. It will output a maximum power of 115 hp and a peak torque of 250 Nm, which is 13 hp and 10 Nm lower than the 1.6-litre's outputs. The 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine will be replaced with a new 1.5-litre motor that could employ a 48V hybrid system at a later stage. These engines would also serve the production version of the Kia SP Concept.
Hyundai's all-new model onslaught will start with the new Santro, which launches tomorrow. It will be followed by the Maruti Vitara Brezza-rivalling QXi (Styx) & all-new Grand i10 in 2019, and the Xcent, third generation i20, and finally the next-gen Creta in 2020.
[Source - autocarindia.com]