Electric Vehicles

Hyundai Creta Electric SUV will get 45 kWh battery pack

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai is gearing up to introduce a new electric vehicle in the Indian market. The brand is likely to use the popular Creta SUV as its base, however expect changes in design specific to the EV. According to media reports, the Hyundai Creta Electric SUV is likely to share its powertrain components with the latest-generation Hyundai Kona Electric sold in the international market.

However, the battery pack could be smaller than what is sold on the Kona Electric abroad. It could share its mechanical bits with the ICE-powered Hyundai Creta, modified to adapt the electric powertrain and battery.

Hyundai Creta Electric SUV – Battery

The Hyundai Creta Electric SUV is likely to come with a 45 kWh battery pack made by LG Chem. LG Chem is Hyundai original equipment manufacturer for batteries. In the international market, the latest Kona Electric comes with a 48.4 kWh battery and an optional 65.4 kWh battery.

Hyundai Creta Electric SUV – Compared to Hyundai Kona Electric

To put things into perspective, the Hyundai Kona Electric sold in India features a 39.2 kWh battery pack. The power unit on the Kona Electric in India delivers 136 PS of max power and 395 Nm max torque. The base version of the Kona electric sold abroad makes 154 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. While the top spec model delivers 215 PS and 255 Nm of torque.

Hyundai Creta Electric SUV – Launch Timeline and Competition

Hyundai could possibly announce the Creta Electric in the second half of 2024. Rumours are that the brand is also likely to launch the EV in the market as early as 2025. If Hyundai introduces the Creta Electric SUV in India, the EV will directly rival the likes of the MG ZS EV and Maruti eVX. The MG ZS EV comes with a 50.3 kWh battery, while the upcoming Maruti eVX will come with a 48 kWh and a 60 kWh battery options. Currently, the brand is gearing up to introduce the ICE Hyundai Creta SUV on the 16th January 2024.

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