Second-generation Hyundai Creta: Seven-seater version and new enginesOctober 22, 2018
The fact that the company Hyundai is working on the second-generation Creta, it became known in November 2016. While there is evidence of a model intended for India. It was assumed that in this country a new cross will appear by 2021. According to updated information, the next generation SUV will make its debut in the Indian market at the end of 2020 – then a five-seater car will be offered to buyers. And in 2021, Indian Creta will acquire a seven-seater version. This is reported by the local edition of Autocar.
Obviously, the appearance of the second Kreta will be performed in the new Hyundai corporate style – that is, the crossover can get two-tier head optics, like the last Santa Fe and the upcoming small SUV, whose name is still unknown (the debut of this cross is expected in 2019). Also, according to Autocar India, the following Creta will be equipped with new 1.5-liter gasoline and diesel engines (returns are not disclosed), plus the model will expand the list of equipment. But whether the model will move to another platform – the Indians do not specify. The cross of the current generation is built on the platform of the Hyundai i20 hatchback.
Recall that in India, Hyundai Creta is available from 2015, and since May 2018 there is selling an updated cross. After restyling, the SUV received other grille, front bumper and foglights, upgraded headlights and taillights. Motors did not change: the current model is offered in the Indian market with a gasoline “aspirated” 1.6 MPI (123 hp), 1.4 CRDi turbo diesel (90 hp) and 1.6 CRDi (128 hp). All engines are combined with a six-speed manual, for a top diesel and gasoline engine a six-speed automatic is also provided. All-wheel drive Indian model is not allowed.
Meanwhile, China became the first market for Creta – in the China, sales of the crossover started in 2014, “their” version is called ix25, it underwent restyling last year. It is possible that the Chinese will be the first to receive the new generation model. True, at the moment there is no information about whether the seven-seater option will be chosen outside of India.