Hyundai after tasting the fruit of success from i20 duos (Elite i20 and i20 Active) is now looking forward to mark its name in the compact SUV segment with its new offering called Creta, earlier codenamed as ix25. According to the Korean manufacturer, pronunciation of Creta evokes welcome similarities with the term ‘creative’. The company will launch Creta on 21st July and will compete with the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport along with Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari Storme, and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki S Cross. Lets roll down all the things that will be part of upcoming Hyundai Creta. Exterior
Hyundai Creta shares its designing cues from the bigger sibling Santa-Fe Dimensionally, Creta measures 4270 mm (nearly 4.2 meters) compared to EcoSport's 3999mm, Duster’s 4315 mm (4.3 meters). The wheelbase of Creta is 2520mm and will offer boot space close to 400-litres The compact SUV follows Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy and is definitely a looker The crossover offers projector headlamps with daytime running LEDs and rides on diamond cut alloy wheels The exterior accentuates all-around body cladding, blacked-out A-pillar, and wrap-around taillamps
Engine The baby Santa-Fe is powered by the engines borrowed from Verna The crossover in the diesel form is expected to get 1.6-litre and 1.4-litre CRDi engines In petrol front, we expect Verna’s 1.6-litre VTVT engine Though there is no official statement, the SUV might get 6-speed manual transmission in diesel as it is been offered in China Petrol model to get 5-speed manual It might also offer all-wheel-drive (AWD/4WD) Interior
Dual tone interior with similar features like Verna & Elite i20 Might get large touch screen unit as seen on the Chinese variant Built-in navigation along with smartphone integration through the mobile app Rear AC vents Steering wheel similar to that of Verna Plenty of storage with two cupholders around the handbrake lever
Prices are likely to be in the range of Renault Duster, that means in-between Rs 8-13 lacs.
Source : What to Expect from Hyundai Creta