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Hyundai second-gen Creta unveiled at the Auto Expo

Hyundai second-gen Creta unveiled at the Auto Expo

Snapshot: Amid all the fanfare at the Auto Expo, Hyundai has unveiled the second-gen Creta that will come with a BS6-compliant engine set up.

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  • The second-gen Hyundai Create unveiled at the Auto Expo
  • The Create gets a launching in India by around March 2020
  • With three exciting engine options, the price range could be between Rs 10 and 16 lakhs

Hyundai SUVs are always among the most-awaited of all. Hyundai has finally unveiled the second-gen Creta that sports refurbished interiors and exteriors along with a range of three BS6-compliant engine variants. Revealed as the new-generation ix25 in China, the second-gen Creta could launch in India by the middle of March 2020. One can expect the launch price to be in the range of Rs 10 to 16 lakhs.

The Hyundai Creta revamped exteriors include an overhauling in the form of a cascading grille and the exquisite headlighting arrangement. This split design comprises an LED DRL at the top with an LED strip positioned at the lower end. The headlight cluster comprises new LED lamps. Other features include a scuff plate at the bumper base and a new set of fog lamps.

 The Creta retains its masculine appearance because of the squared-out wheel arches. The angular glasshouse provides the only common link between the outgoing model and the second-gen Creta. The dual-tone paint with a silver finish adds a lot of style to the vehicle’s appearance. The 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels are the highlight of the new Creta. Split LED lamps, and a low-set number plate completes the rear-side view of the vehicle.

Dimensions wise, the second-gen SUV is larger than the outgoing model. Though Hyundai has not confirmed its specifications, the SUV does appear to have an extended wheelbase.

One can expect the Hyundai Creta to be as spacious as its cousin, the Kia Seltos. Not much is known about the features the SUV carries forward from its Chinese counterpart, the ix25. The Chinese ix25 features a 10.25-inch touchscreen info system along with digital dials. The Hyundai Creta will come with a panoramic sunroof and Hyundai’s patented BlueLink in-car connectivity suite. One can also expect additional features like wireless charging and cooled seats.

Expectedly, the Hyundai Creta could share its engine configurations with the Kia Seltos. 
Three engine options are doing the rounds.

  • 115hp, 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol with a 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox
  • 115hp, 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox and torque converter automatic transmission
  • 140hp, 1.4L turbo petrol engine that pairs with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission option

The last-named engine features prominently on the Kia Seltos.

One has to wait for Hyundai to release the details of the exteriors and interiors. The vehicle is expected to launch by the middle of March in the price range of Rs 10 to 16 lakhs. 

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