Auto Expo 2020: Hyundai unveils 2020 Creta
Facelifted exteriors with new headlight and DRL
Altered side profile with roof rails, rear spoiler and redesigned 17-inch alloys
6.5 lakh customers worldwide
Hyundai has unveiled the second-generation Creta on day two of the Auto Expo 2020. Working on the motto of “Sensuous sportiness”, the new Creta now shows off a tighter, more angular overall look, a far cry from the ‘soft-roader’ origins of its predecessor. Prices for the new Creta are not yet out, and we expect it will be launched around March 2020.
Speaking at the launch of the 2020 Creta, S S Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said, “The all new Creta epitomises the new Hyundai look and embodies the Sensuous Sportiness design language. With over 6.5 lakh proud customers worldwide, the Creta has been a loved and admired SUV, and we are sure the new Creta will offer great delight and supersede customer expectations.”
No significant changes under the hood have been mentioned,so we expect the 1.6-litre petrol and the duo of 1.6-litre diesel engines to continue doing duty, albeit in a BS6-compliant avatar. As aforementioned, the 2020 Hyundai Creta is expected to go on sale in March 2020, and will go up against the likes of the Kia Seltos, Tata Nexon, MG Hector and the soon-to-be-launched Volkswagen Taigun.
Viewed from the front, the first thing that strikes you is the cascading three-dimensional grille layout, flanked by boomerang shaped DRLs, with the new slit-like LED headlights above them. The skid plates at the bottom, with the angular fog lamps, also impart a more grown-up look.
Moving to the side, the combination of the altered profile, roof rails and rear spoiler, along with the flared wheelarches and redesigned 17-inch alloys give it a more purposeful, SUV look. At the rear, the taillights as well as the distinctive Creta badging and rear skid plate give it a more rugged aesthetic.
Within the cabin, the infotainment system is now equipped with Blue Link 1.5, which doubles up as a user interface, allowing for navigation coupled with alerts and location based services, as well as real-time vehicle status and vehicle service reminders. Another new feature is the full-size panoramic sunroof, which will lead to a more airy and lighter feel for the cabin.