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Hyundai reveals 2nd generation Creta SUV at Auto Expo 2020

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai Motor India Limited has unveiled the all-new Creta at the Auto Expo 2020. The all-new Hyundai Creta is in the 2nd generation of the Creta that was launched in 2015. The new Creta claims to create another benchmark for the SUV segment with its imposing SUV stance, character lines on the bonnet, flared wheel arches, 3-dimensional cascading grille design, sculpted bumper and skid plate. The new Creta also features a uniquely separated boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED headlamps and fog lamps. From the profile, the new Hyundai Creta show its long bonnet, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, roof rails, side sill and C-pillar garnish. On the rear, the new Creta comes with new LED taillights, LED high mount stop light, uniquely laid out ‘CRETA’ emblem and a new bumper with skid plates. 

On the Interior, the new Creta is expected to feature a tesla like a large vertically oriented touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity features, enhanced Bluelink 1.5, a panoramic sunroof, a very virtual cockpit-like fully digital instrument cluster similar to those on high-end premium cars, a layered dashboard in dual-tone, multi-function steering wheel etc. 

Under the hood, the new Hyundai Creta which the Kia Seltos’ close cousin, is likely to share the powertrain with it and will be powered by a BS^ compliant 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic gearbox options on the Kia Seltos such as the CVT on the 1.5-litre NA petrol, 7-speed DCT on the 1.4-litre Turbo petrol and the 6-speed AT on the 1.5-litre Turbo diesel are expected to be made available on the new Creta. 

In terms of safety, the all-new Hyundai Creta is likely to feature at least dual airbags, ABS+EBD, seat belt warning on both the driver and passenger, reverse parking sensor, ISOFIX child seat anchoring system, over-speed alert as standard with other enhanced safety features like hill hold, traction control, vehicle stability programme etc. 

In terms of competition, the new Hyundai Creta locks horns with the MG Hector, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and the likes.