The all-new second-gen Hyundai Creta features a heavily updated exterior and a BS-VI compliant engine line-up. Expect the launch to take place by mid-March 2020.
The wait is finally over! Hyundai has revealed the second-generation Creta at the Auto Expo 2020. For those of you who may not know, the first-generation Hyundai Creta enjoyed an almost unchallenged run in the mid-size SUV segment before its own cousin, the Kia Seltos, came into the picture. Now that the second-gen Creta is here, Hyundai is aiming to up the ante and challenge its own sibling.
The all-new Creta embodies the brand’s new ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language. The front-end packs in a new cascading grille with a chequered layout. The bumpers on both ends are way more sculpted now, and the new faux skid plates add to the overall bold appeal. Like the Venue, the second-gen Creta has also opted for a split-headlamp design. The slit-like LED DRL, though, may receive mixed reactions.
As for the interior, we do not know the extent of its revision, since it's kept under wraps for now. The interior and other remaining details will be announced closer to the car's launch date next month. However, if the ix25’s (the China-spec model) interior is anything to go by, then the Creta might feature a 10.25-inch vertically-oriented touchscreen and a fully-digital instrument cluster.
In terms of features, folks at Hyundai have assured us that the second-gen Creta will offer upmarket equipment like the signature BlueLink connectivity suite, a panoramic sunroof, and ventilated seats. Other premium bits like wireless phone charging will obviously be carried over from the outgoing model.
Hyundai has dropped the current powertrain options of the Creta in favour of the 1.5-litre units from the Seltos. Replicating the Seltos' engine line-up completely, the new Creta is also expected to get the 1.4-litre Turbo GDi unit. Even the transmission options and pairings will remain the same as the Seltos.