Hyundai has started working on the next generation (2nd generation) of its blockbuster SUV, the Creta. It is understood that new Creta will have improvements in its dimensions and feature list and will also get Hyundai’s latest styling too.
The current set of power motors will be replaced by a new set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel BS-VI-compliant engines. These engines are same as present in the Verna facelift. The big news is that, in two seating configurations, the Hyundai will set the next-gen Creta. Firstly, a five-seat model will be launched at the end of 2020, and then seven-seat Creta will be introduced in 2021.
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The next-gen Creta will compete against the rivals - new SUVs from Volkswagen and Skoda, Nissan Kicks and five-and seven-seat and higher variants of the Tata Harrier.
The new, seven-seater Creta will replace the current-gen Tucson’s position in Hyundai’s line-up, in terms of price. The next-gen Tucson will also be a seven-seat model and will get features like a heads-up display.
The price and availability information of the next-gen Creta have not been confirmed yet by the company. It is being estimated that the new car might get a slight hike in the price as compared to the current variant. It is expected to arrive by late 2020.
The Creta is one of the most popular crossover SUVs in Hyundai’s lineup for the mid-price segment. The car is presently available in the price range of Rs 10 lakh to 15 lakh and is specifically popular in budget markets like India and China.