The Hyundai Creta has been unveiled in India and it looks to be identical, at least visually, to the ix25 that’s on sale in China.
In India, the Creta will be offered with a 90kW 1.6-litre Gamma four-cylinder petrol engine, or a 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre turbo-diesel. The latter has 94kW of power against its name, and be paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
The ix25, as sold in China, is also offered with a 118kW/192Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine. This more powerful motor can be optioned up with all-wheel drive.
The new Creta, and its ix25 sibling, slot in underneath the recently launched Tucson crossover. Although Hyundai India has yet to release the Creta’s dimensions, the ix25 is 4270mm long, 1780mm wide, 1622mm tall and rides on a 2590mm wheelbase.
Features available on the Creta include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 1GB of internal storage space, LED driving lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, push button start, electric folding wing mirrors, rear AC vents, reversing camera, hill-start assist and six airbags.
The Creta will be sold across the world in both left- and right-hand drive. Australian availability has yet to be determined, though.
Earlier this year, Bill Thomas, Hyundai Australia’s public relations chief, told Car Advice that it’s “too early to say whether we’ll get this car or not”.