Hyundai presented the highly updated version of the ix25 at the beginning of the Shanghai Auto show–a crossover essentially below Crete with some differences. But the new design of the ix25 may not fit well in the Indian style-at least, not in its current form. The Crete’s straight, SUV-Esque position is one of the best qualities that the current ix25 doesn’t quite emulate.
The Hyundai Creta, updated 2020, will, therefore, be wearing a Hyundai Palisade-like design–the flagship SUV of the company. The patterns embraced by the Palisade and the ix25 are on the opposite side, but they are the finer details. The hood of the current Creta, for instance, will not be a small unit like ix25 but will stretch to the grille like the Palisade (a Kia Seltos). The cascading grille to has a powerful, sharper and more imposing one-piece design than the ix25 package. The details in the headlights on the bumper will also be different, and the design will aim, just like the other facial elements, to make the front end more upright than the ix25.
Hyundai India, behind the windshield, probably squeeze the divided arrangement for the lighting components on the ix25 and have a more Seltos-like configuration to underline the car’s width. The updated Creta is also going to be more roomy, with a wider wheelbase than before.
The cabin is said to provide a gray and black decor, with a larger sunroof, ambient lighting and reclining back seats in two measures. With a new 10.25 “horizontal touchscreen with Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity and SOS feature, the infotainment system will be similar to the Palisade. We consider the BlueLink Suite to have more features than the Altos. We favor Hyundai with digital AC controls on the bigger vertical panel seen on the ix25. It is notified that automated instruments will also be issued for the top-specific trims of Crete. A hybrid air purifier will be required with a two-zone climate control device such as the Venue and Altos.
The options for powertrains will be similar to the 1.5-liter petroleum and diesel engines compliant Seltos–BSVI-and 1.4-liter direct injection petrol–all manually and automatically transmitted. This is not the only resemblance to the Altos. Driving and terrain modes are also available in some variants.
The Hyundai Creta is planned for 2020 in India, beginning in June-July 2020, with the identical Seltos models being granted a slightly higher price.