Ever since it was first launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has been upgraded slightly over time, ensuring that it stays on top of the sales charts. A mid-cycle facelift in 2018 spruced things up a bit, for the all-pleasing design of the Creta received a few aesthetic upgrades to keep in line with the fierce competition.
For 2020, Hyundai has forayed its new Creta 2020 model in the Indian market. Gone is the all-pleasing styling of the older model for a new bold and radical design. In its second-generation now, the Creta is also marginally bigger than its predecessor in terms of the overall dimensions. While the older Creta lost its crown for the most-selling mid-size SUV to its sibling Kia Seltos in 2019, the new Hyundai Creta 2020 aims to regain its Numero Uno spot.
Hyundai Creta 2020 Exterior:
Radical and audacious perfectly describes the design of the Hyundai Creta new model in a nutshell. You see, while the older Creta was known for its elegant and timeless design, the newer model leaps forward with a daring approach. The biggest takeaway for the new Creta is the split-lighting setup, with slit-like LED DRLs, placed on the front and a full-LED headlamp embedded within. The taillamps at the rear, too, are similarly styled.
The Venue-inspired Cascading grille makes its dominance at the front, which is now surrounded with chrome-lining on the borders. The fog lamps and cornering lamps are placed lower down. In profile, the only giveaway for the new Creta is the new 17-inch alloy wheels.
Hyundai Creta 2020 Variants:
The Hyundai Creta variants are as follows: E, EX, S, SX, and SX (O). There are three engines and four gearbox options. While the lower-spec variants are decently-kitted, let’s see what the top-spec variants bring to the table. In terms of safety, it gets 6 airbags, height-adjustable front seatbelts, traction control modes (automatics only), ABS with EBD, speed and impact sensing door locks, tyre pressure monitoring system, and lane change indicators.
The new Creta comes with three engine options, with all of them complying with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. There is a 1.4-litre Kappa Turbo-GDi petrol mill that churns out 140PS and 242Nm of torque, and is offered with a 7-speed DCT. The other petrol option is a 1.5-litre MPi motor that generates 115PS and 144Nm of torque, and is paired with a 6-speed MT or an IVT. The third option is a 1.5-litre U2 diesel engine that makes 115PS and 250Nm of torque, and is mated to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.
Hyundai Creta 2020 Interior:
Like on the outside, there’s virtually nothing that the new Creta shares with its predecessor on the inside. The switchgear is shared with the smaller Venue, yet it doesn’t feel out of place. The quality of materials is amongst the best in the segment. The steering wheel is all-new, which is not only a flat-bottom unit but also a four-spoke wheel. The driver sits facing an all-new instrument cluster, replete with analogue dials for the tachometer, fuel gauge, engine temperature, and an extremely informative 7.0-inch coloured MID display.
The 10.25-inch infotainment display is sleek, while the BOSE 8-speaker sound system is amongst the best sounding in the segment. The ventilated seats are a nice inclusion for our weather conditions. Talking about the seats, they are amply comfortable to hold you in place, while they remain to be extremely comfortable for long overhauls.
Hyundai Creta Price in India:
We have been flooded with questions regarding the new creta 2020 price. We expect the new Creta to be priced in India between Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new Creta 2020 will be available in 10 colour options, including a couple of dual-tone paint schemes. The colour options are Lava Orange, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Red Mulberry, Titan Grey, Deep Forest, Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black, Polar White with Phantom Black and Lava Orange with Phantom Black.