Hyundai India will launch the Creta for the Indian market tomorrow at an event at Delhi. The compact crossover will compete with the Ford EcoSport, Renault Duster and even the upcoming Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
The Creta was originally developed for the Chinese market and is sold as the ix25 in China. It carries most of the styling elements from the Santa Fe and is in fact the smaller version of the SUV. With the same design language, the Creta measures 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width and 1,630mm in height. The crossover features projector headlamps, DRLs, roof rails, alloy wheels and OVRMs integrated with side indicators. The cabin gets an equipment list similar to most of the Hyundai cars.
The Creta, for the Indian market, will be powered by the same engine options from the Hyundai Verna and the 1.4-litre petrol and diesel engines come matched with a six-speed manual set-up. The Korean manufacturer has also added a 1.6-litre diesel engine option with manual and automatic transmission options depending on the different variants.
The Hyundai Creta will be manufactured in India and will go on sale tomorrow through Hyundai dealerships in our country. With a chunk load of features in the Creta, more than its competitors, we expect a competitive pricing for the product slotting it a notch above its competition. We have a surprise in store for our readers and Hyundai loyalists. So stay tuned.