The next-generation Hyundai Creta has been spied on test for the first time in India.

2020 Hyundai Creta In India
Next-generation Creta spied testing in India

It is no secret that Hyundai is working on the next-generation Creta which will be launched next year. The 2020 Creta is based on the Hyundai ix25, which will go on sale in China in the coming months.

The 2020 Hyundai Creta has been spied testing in Salem, Tamil Nadu. This is the first time that a test mule of the updated Creta has been spotted in India. The Creta was first launched in 2015 and received a mid-life update in 2018. It is now due for a replacement. The heavily camouflaged test mule featured a slightly different grille design than that of the ix25.

The next-generation Hyundai Creta has a more rounded design, unlike the angular design language of the current model on sale. Just like the Venue, it gets a large cascading grille, which can also be seen in other Hyundai cars such as the Palisade. The ix25 was showcased earlier by Hyundai and the new Creta is expected to largely follow its design language. The SUV gets a split-headlight setup with slim LED lamps placed on the top of the main headlamps. The main headlamps and the DRLs are placed a bit lower in a separate unit. The front bumper gets a separate set of fog lamps at the corners and a faux skid plate at the centre.

From the side, the 2020 Hyundai Creta gets a more subtle design language without any prominent lines. However, there is a line running from the rear fender across the side. Square wheel arches, minimal cladding and faux skid plates, keep the things simple. The alloys on the test mule were similar to the standard alloy wheels which are available on the mid-spec Creta. The split-lamp setup continues to make its presence felt in the rear design as well. The new model gets split tail lamps along with a strip of LED lights running across the width of the car. A separate unit for brake lamps and turn indicators is placed below.

The interiors are expected to get a major revision and the new Hyundai Creta is expected to come with a premium cabin layout. A large, vertically positioned touchscreen as seen on the ix25 can also be offered in the India version which will give the new Creta, an edge over its rivals in terms of features and equipment on offer. Higher trims are also expected to come with goodies like cooled seats and an electronic parking brake.

Hyundai will use new 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines which are also seen on the Kia Seltos. The company will ditch its 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre engines post the implementation of BS6 norms. The new engines will produce 115 PS and will be BS6-compliant units.

It is also anticipated that the next-generation Hyundai Creta will be available in 2 sitting options. The 5-seater model will be launched next year while a 7-seater model is likely to be added to the portfolio a little later.

2020 Hyundai Creta Spied

– Next-generation Creta spied testing in India for the first time
– Based on the Hyundai ix25
– 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines will be on offer

2020 Hyundai Creta Spied
The new Creta will get major changes to the styling

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