2nd Gen Hyundai Creta launched in India

All new 2nd Gen Hyundai Creta launched today with 3 BS6 compliant variants: 1.5 Petrol, 1.5 Diesel and 1.4 Turbo charged Petrol coupled to a 7 Dual Clutch Transmission. Hyundai India bags 14000 bookings even before its launch as Kia seltos being the rivalry in the segment.

The car made its India debut at the 2020 Auto Expo and is based on the Hyundai ix25 that was showcased in China last year. The Creta is a segment leader in the compact SUV segment and the pressure is high on the new model to keep that momentum going. The new version gets a complete revision in design and style, and a host of new features as well including several segment firsts.

The 2020 Hyundai Creta will come with a new face featuring a 3D cascading grille flanked by the larger LED headlamps with new split LED daytime running lamps, all inspired from the larger Palisade SUV. The bumper is also new and the SUV comes with a floating roof design, along with new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. There are new LED taillights that match the headlamp design.

Inside, the new Creta gets an all-new dual-tone interior with a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with other in-car controls positioned below. There’s a new multi-functional flat-bottom steering wheel and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster. In addition to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the new-gen Creta will also BlueLink tech with over 50 connected car features. The SUV also gets smartwatch app connectivity, panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, electric parking brake, ambient lighting, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and a rear-view monitor.

Engine options will include the 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre VGT diesel and the 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual that will be standard across the range, along with an optional torque convertor for the 1.5 diesel engine, 7-speed DCT for the 1.4 Turbo petrol, and the iVT automatic for the 1.5 petrol motor. The new generation Creta will be offered in a total of 14 variants.

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