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Hyundai's New Compact SUV Named as Creta

Snapshot: It would be the company's new 'Global SUV' and would be unveiled in second half of 2015 in India.

Hyundai India has officially announced the name of its upcoming compact SUV, which would have its world premiere in India. It would be the company's new 'Global SUV' and would be unveiled in second half of 2015 in the country. After its launch in India, the Hyundai Creta would be introduced in various global markets, the South-Korean automaker said in a statement.

"Consistent with the core concepts underpinning Hyundai Motor’s Modern Premium brand direction – SIMPLE, CREATIVE, CARING – the ‘Creta’ name is simple and easy to remember. Pronunciation of Creta evokes welcome similarities with the term ‘creative’. The Creta name will be used for all the global markets," said Hyundai in an official statement. Hyundai Creta is said to be based on the ix25 compact SUV, which has already bee launched in China and also been spotted in India various times as test mule. Hyundai Creta compact SUV is expected to measure over 4 meters in length, while making life tougher for the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti SX4 S-Cross, and Mahindra Scorpio.

“Hyundai Creta will be an influential global model for the Hyundai Motor brand in one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments, helping the company to reach out to many more consumers in new and established international markets," added Hyundai. The Creta compact SUV, in all likelihood, would be powered by the same set of 1.6L gasoline and oil burners as seen on the Verna mid-sized sedan. Also, it is being said that an entry-level 1.4L diesel engine could also be offered with the base variant to make its pricing belligerent.

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