And it has been officially unveiled by the South Korean based automaker, being just around the corner for its future buyers.
Hyundai has ended its teasing campaign with its newest addition to the lineup, the Creta, and the spy photographers have ended their work with the model in question as this has been officially unveiled, over the web at least, for the moment.
“The CRETA marks Hyundai’s entry in growing SUV segment with strong product offering boosting Hyundai’s product line up to a robust 10 product portfolio. Hyundai is set to redefine the SUV segment with its globally acclaimed & much appreciated “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design, superior driving dynamics, high end safety features along with robust body structure, multiple powertrain options & engineering excellence that has gone into making of CRETA”, says the carmaker in its official press release.
The new Hyundai Creta is nothing more than a sub-compact crossover which is taking aim at models such as the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax, Ford EcoSport, Peugeot 2008 and others in the segment. The vehicle has received the LED positioning lamps, the projector headlamps, the shark fin antenna, leather seats in the cabin, the audio video navigation system, the 5-inch touch screen display, the smart key with push-button start, the supervision cluster, the multi-function steering wheel, rear AC vents, ABS, rearview camera, ESC, VSM, HAC, side and curtain airbags, dual front airbags and others.
The engine lineup includes a petrol burner, the 1.6 liter VTVT with 123 HP (90 kW) connected to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 1.6 liter CRDI VGT diesel burner, producing 128 HP (94 kW) and coming with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new sub-compact model will be produced in Chennai, India, and it will be offered for sale locally starting with the 21st of July. It is currently unknown whether Hyundai will be offering the new Creta in markets like Europe but don’t act too surprised if you will see it in Frankfurt, this September.