To fight its rival cousin the Kia Seltos head-on and reclaim its position as a best seller in its segment, Hyundai is arming the all-new 2020 Creta to its teeth. As reported earlier, the new Hyundai Creta is expected to launch with 5 trim levels spread across 5 powertrain options making 14 possible combination variants and as we get closer to the scheduled launch date which is set for 17th of March more details about the features are being revealed and here is a trim-wise breakup of the features that are likely to be available on the 2020 Hyundai Creta.
The entry-level trim is likely to be the ‘E’ which is expected to come only in the 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine with a 6-speed manual transmission that makes 115 ps of power and 250 Nm of torque on the Kia Seltos. The E trim is likely to feature a black radiator grille, dual-tone bumpers, projector headlights, front and rear skid plates, silver side garnish, body integrated spoiler and LED tail lamps. The interiors are likely to include 3.5-inch LCD multi-information display, manual air-conditioning, rear air-con vents, cooled glove box, power windows, flat bottomed steering wheels, remote central locking, power-adjustable ORVMs and safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS+EBD, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder, over-speed alert system, rear parking sensors, auto door lock, collision sensing auto door unlock etc.
The ‘EX’ trim is likely to be available with the option of a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 6-speed manual transmission that makes 115 ps of power and 144 Nm of torque on the Kia Seltos and the 1.5-litre CRDi diesel mentioned above. The EX trim is likely to feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features, voice recognition and USB charger, an Arkamys sound system, steering mounted controls, a shark-fin antenna, along with features from the E trim mentioned above.
The mid-range ‘S’ trim is likely to be available with the same petrol and diesel engines as the EX trim but is expected to come with a chrome grille, front fog lamps, rear wash-wipe, 16-inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails on the outside, fabric seat upholstery, rear window manual curtains, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, rear USB charger, driver rearview monitor, keyless entry, push-button start etc.
The ‘SX’ trim is likely to include LED daytime running lights, chrome door handles on the outside, puddle lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED reading lamps, wireless charger, electric folding ORVMs, reclining rear backrest, rear armrest with cup holder, leather-wrapped steering wheel and added safety features such as ESC, VSM, HAC, rear disc brakes etc. The SX trim is expected to be available in five powertrain options Petrol NA 1.5 L 6MT, Petrol NA 1.5 IVT, Petrol TGDi 1.4 7DCT, Diesel 1.5 CRDi AT and Diesel 1.5 CRDi 6MT. The 1.4-litre TGDi turbocharged petrol engine develops 140 ps of power and 242 Nm of torque coupled to a 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Automatic) transmission. Technical specifications on the other powertrains have been mentioned above.
The top-trim ‘SX(O)’ is likely to feature 17-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start/stop, electric parking brake with auto-hold function, a 7-inch digital instruments cluster, 8-speaker Bose sound system and front ventilated seats with a powered driver seat. The SX(O) trim will include four powertrain options – Petrol NA 1.5 IVT, Petrol TGDi 1.4 7DCT, Diesel 1.5 CRDi AT and Diesel 1.5 CRDi 6MT.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta is positioned in the heavily-contested SUV segment that includes the Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Renault Duster, Renault Captur, and the Nissan Kicks. The new Creta is expected to be launched in the INR 10 to 17 lakh price range.