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A new model will be entering Hyundai’s lineup soon, it will be called the Creta and it will be aimed towards the Indian auto market.

Hyundai has officially announced its plans to develop the Creta. The model in question will basically be a new sub-compact crossover which will be getting the regular shape of all Hyundai vehicles but surprisingly, this will be aimed towards the Indian auto market, or at least at first.

“Hyundai Motor Company has today announced the name of its first sub-compact SUV: ‘Creta’. The global roll-out of this all-new model will start in the second half of 2015 in India. The name ‘Creta’ derives primarily from the name for Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, Crete was the focal point for Greece’s global prowess in trade and culture, in its heyday connecting Europe, Asia and Africa”, says the carmaker in its official press release.

The upcoming Hyundai Creta will probably be introduced to the Old Continent too, later on, but here it will be getting some serious competition in the shape of the Nissan Juke, the Renault Captur, the Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008 and several other vehicles. Unfortunately, the South Korean based automaker didn’t release any extra details on the future Creta sub-compact crossover so chances are we will be hearing about it close to its official introduction in the Asian country, by the end of this year.