The new generation Hyundai Creta due in 2020 may come with completely digital instrumentation. It will be something similar to what we have seen on new generation Audi cars. So, not only will this full-colour TFT screen instrumentation throw up traditional information like speed, engine rpm, fuel level, and trip meters, it will also change to act as a screen that shows navigation and multimedia features.
Based on what is a modified version of the current Creta platform, the SUV might also get head-up display. And given the suite of connectivity features the smaller Hyundai Venue comes with, the new Creta is bound to have these options as well. It is also expected to feature cooled front seats, something the Hyundai Verna already has.
Mechanically, the new generation Creta will sit on a longer wheelbase; which will be around 2600mm. It will be longer than the current car as well, which should result in more kneeroom for the passengers, and a bigger boot.
In terms of engine options, there will be a petrol and a diesel, with both displacing 1.5-litre in capacity. According to our source in Hyundai, even though the new engines are lesser in capacity compared to the current 1.6 units powering the Creta, both the 1.5 petrol and Diesel engines will have higher output and better driveability. Both these engines will come with a 6-speed manual transmission. Moreover, the new Creta, like the current car, will only be front wheel drive.
We expect the new Creta to be launched in the middle of 2020, and of course, it will be BS VI compliant.