New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

Hyundai is all set to bring in the 2020 Creta SUV in the Indian market. The second-generation Hyundai Creta was first showcased at the Beijing Auto Show, earlier this year. Carandbike, has now confirmed that the new Hyundai Creta will be showcased in India for the first time at the 2020 Auto Expo, to be held in February.

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

The second-generation Hyundai Creta will come with a host of updates, including the design, engine specifications and feature list. The new Creta will continue to rival the likes of the Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV500 in the Indian mid-size SUV segment.

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

The new Hyundai Creta will come with an updated design, including a new dual headlamp set up at the front. This includes a pair of LED DRLs at the top, with the main headlamp unit below. The front fascia will also receive a new bumper, updated cascading front grille and a larger air intake and scuff plates.

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

The side and rear profile will also come with some major revisions. This includes a newly-designed alloy wheels and silver roof rails. The rear profile, however will also feature split LED tail lamp design, along with an updated rear bumper and scuff plates as well.

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

Inside, the new Hyundai Creta will also come with a completely redesigned cabin. This includes a large vertically-stacked touchscreen infotainment system, similar to the MG Hector. Other features include climate control, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, ventilated seats and a host of others.

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

In terms of mechanicals, the new Hyundai Creta is expected to carry forward the same BS-VI compliant petrol and diesel engines from the Kia Seltos. This includes a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units churning out 115bhp and 144Nm and 250Nm of torque, respectively. Both engine will come mated to a six-speed manual with the option of an automatic transmission as well.

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

Hyundai is also said to be working on a longer wheelbase version of the Creta SUV for the Indian market. This will come in the form of a seven-seater SUV, which will rival the likes of the upcoming Tata Cassini (Harrier-based 7-seater SUV).

New Hyundai Creta India Debut At 2020 Auto Expo Confirmed: Will Rival The Kia Seltos

Thoughts On The 2020 Hyundai Creta India Debut

The Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular SUVs in the Indian market. The Creta has been the top choice among the mid-size SUVs in India, until the arrival of its cousin, the Kia Seltos. With the 2020 Creta SUV, Hyundai will hoping to regain the best-selling SUV spot back in the Indian market.

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Article Published On: Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:43 [IST]
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