Hyundai Motors is gearing up to introduce the updated Creta in the first quarter of next year. Furthermore, the brand is also developing an electrified version of the model. Recently, the Creta EV was spied undergoing testing on South Korean roads. The latest spy shots reveal interesting details about its styling. Once launched in the Indian market, the Creta EV will compete with Maruti Suzuki's sole EV offering – the eVX SUV. According to the automaker, the eVX will be available for purchase in the country by 2025.
Now, the Creta EV will be unveiled by the manufacturer towards the end of the next year and will be launched in 2025. Meanwhile, the petrol-powered Creta facelift will make its debut in the domestic market by early 2024.
Hyundai Creta EV: Key Design Details
The recently sighted Creta EV test mule seems to borrow its styling cues from the ICE version of the model. Not much about the car's design has changed, except the unique front fascia. The EV’s front fascia differs noticeably from that of the regular Creta and includes a faux exhaust. It is also expected to get a split headlamp setup, similar to the one found on Hyundai's other models like the Exter, Venue, and Palisade. Additionally, it has C-shaped LED DRLS on both sides of the model's front profile and is likely to get modified headlamps and grille. The rear end of the EV is expected to get minor design changes, such as the horizontal positioning of the taillights. Notably, the redesigned rear of the Creta EV will be one of its primary distinguishing elements in comparison to the forthcoming Creta facelift.
Hyundai Creta EV: Interior Elements
The Creta EV’s cabin is expected to have distinctive EV features while looking similar to that of the facelifted ICE Creta. The cabin layout of the electric test mule spotted in India some time ago featured a distinctive digital instrument cluster. Furthermore, the gear selector has been relocated from the centre console to the steering wheel, with mounted controls like those in the Ioniq 5.
The Creta EV that was spotted in India in July suggested the inclusion of interior features like dual-tone black and beige upholstery, a four-spoke steering wheel, an auto-dimming inside rear-view mirror, an electric parking brake, an armrest, and two pedals in the driver's footwell. Apart from these, it also gets some new elements, like switches under the push-button start and some additional components under the right stalk. The test mule also had a dashcam installed on the front windscreen, just like the one in the recently released Exter compact SUV.
Hyundai Creta EV: Powertrain
The company has not yet released the motor specifications of the upcoming Creta EV. The vehicle's battery pack is expected to have a capacity of 55 – 60 kWh, which will allow it to go roughly 550km on a single charge. We expect more information regarding the EV's drivetrain in the coming months.
Hyundai Creta EV: Expected Price
The Kona EV and the Ioniq 5 are currently available in India as part of the manufacturer's electric car lineup. The Creta EV, which is intended for a wider market, will arrive in 2025 and will compete with the Maruti Suzuki eVX and Seltos EV. The electric Creta is expected to have an ex-showroom price tag ranging between Rs 18 lakh and Rs 30 lakh.