Hyundai launched the Creta in India in 2015 and it looks like the company already has the second generation model ready. The all-new Hyundai Creta or ix25 as it is called in some parts of the world, was showcased at the Shanghai Motor Show 2019. It is likely coming down to the Indian market sometime in 2020. The engines will likely be retained from the current Creta or could boast a turbo petrol motor as well. What is for sure is that these engines will be BS-VI compliant and like before, there will be a choice of manual as well as automatic transmissions.
All-new Hyundai Creta, eh!
Yes, this is the all-new Hyundai Creta. It gets a new version of the cascading grille, something that will also be present in the upcoming Venue SUV. The entire headlight set up along with the DRLs resembles that of a boomerang. As is the norm now, the DRLs are placed closer to the edge of the bonnet and the headlamps are lower. The fog lights are your regular halogen units and have cornering function too. There are also beefier skid plates added to the equation.
New 17-inch dual tone machined alloy wheels can be seen. These will be shared with the Venue as well. The dual tone paint scheme on the exterior looks nice with the roof painted a gloss black colour. The C-pillar in the meanwhile sports a white paint. Rear of the all-new Hyundai Creta sports some interesting elements. There is a large reflector strip that connects both the tail lights. Speaking of which, the main tail lights are house a bit lower and look inspired from the LR Discovery. There is also a fake diffuser unit tacked onto the bumper.
Inside, Hyundai has replaced most of the physical buttons. So, the main interesting piece of equipment will be the large touchscreen infotainment system. This one should help control even the HVAC unit as well as fulfill infotainment duties. Hyundai has used new vertically stacked AC vents. The steering is a flat-bottomed unit. The instrument cluster will likely be an all-digital unit. This Hyundai, like the modern-day cars from the Korean carmaker will have BlueLink technology that will keep the car connected. This will ensure that all your vehicle information will be available at the tip of your fingers.
The Chinese version of the Creta had only five seats, however it is likely that Hyundai will engineer a pair of last row seats. This will enable them to straddle two segments at the same time as well as take on the upcoming Harrier 7-seater. The best part is that the new Creta is not only wider but also longer than the current car. It sits lower though.