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Great news for auto lovers as Hyundai Creta launch date announced

Great news for auto lovers as Hyundai Creta launch date announced

Snapshot: Ever since the debut at the Auto Expo, Hyundai Creta lovers were eagerly waiting for the launch announcement. The Hyundai Creta is launching in a month's time.

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  • Hyundai has announced the launch date of the next-gen Creta as March 17, 2020.
  • While sharing the powertrain configuration with the Kia Seltos, the next-gen Creta will be available in multiple variants.
  • Along with BS6-compliance, the second-generation Hyundai Creta gets refurbished interiors and exteriors.
  • The pricing of the next-gen Hyundai Creta will be in the range of Rs 10 to 16 lakhs.

The next-gen Hyundai Creta will be hitting the Indian roads on March 17, 2020. The Hyundai Creta price options could range between Rs 10 to 16 lakhs, as the company plans to introduce several variants.

Reports say that the Creta will be sharing the powertrain options with its cousin, the Kia Seltos. One expects three different BS6-compliant engine combinations for the Creta:-

  • 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine capable of delivering 115hp and mating with a 6-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission systems;
  • 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor producing 115hp power that pairs with a 6-speed manual or a torque-converter automatic system;
  • 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that can deliver a maximum power of 140hp;

Expect the second-gen Creta to be better than its predecessor. The Hyundai Creta exteriors get a thorough revamp with the brand’s cascading grille, a split headlight featuring LED light clusters and LED DRLs. The vehicle receives a new faux-skid plate, and the bumper is a new one, as well.

When viewed from the sides, the Hyundai Creta does exhibits a muscular stance with its squared-out wheel arches. The dual-tone alloy wheels add to the majestic appearance of the Creta. Hyundai maintains consistency in its designing by carrying forward the split-light design to the taillamps, as well. The faux skid plate at the rear end completes the attractive feel.

Hyundai has remained tight-lipped about the Hyundai Creta interiors but the Expo debut revealed many exciting features. It gets a completely different cabin layout when compared to the iX25, its Chinese contemporary. While the Chinese model comes with a portrait layout design, the Creta features a landscape design. This change in designing has necessitated the repositioning of the air conditioning vents.

Besides these features, one can expect the next-gen SUV to come with BlueLink Connected Car Tech, auto climate control feature, cooled seats, wireless charging, and a panoramic sunroof.

With the second-gen Creta coming with bolder and better features, one can expect the vehicle to dominate the midsize SUV segment in the same way its predecessor did. However, the second-gen Creta has to contend with a handful because of fierce competitors like the MG Hector, Kia Seltos, and the Tata Harrier.

So, all eyes will be on the calendar and waiting for the dawn of March 17, 2020, when the second-gen Hyundai Creta will roll out on Indian roads. Remember that the pricing is in the range of Rs 10 to 16 lakhs (ex-showroom).

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