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New Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos To Share Platform And Powertrain

  • Jun 24, 2019
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The next generation Hyundai Creta which is expected to be launched in March 2020, may share a lot of its equipment and features with the recently unveiled Kia Seltos sports utility vehicle (SUV). The 2020 Creta will undergo a generation change and would feature a major upgrade.




The new Hyundai Creta, reportedly, will share the mechanicals with the Seltos. The Creta will get both BS-VI 1.5-litre diesel and petrol motors that haul the Seltos. Both engines in the Seltos produce 115PS maximum power. However, the same engine in the Creta will produce less power than the current version which is 123PS. The 1.6-litre diesel motor in the Creta produces 128PS maximum power.

Besides the engines, both the Kia Seltos and the 2020 Hyundai Creta are expected to share the same transmission options. The manual gear system will be offered as standard on both the petrol and diesel Creta, while the continuously variable transmission (CVT) will be available with the petrol option. The diesel Creta, like the Seltos, will get the torque convertor system.




Both cars will be based on an identical platform. The Kia Seltos is based on a modified version of the K2 platform which underpins the Elantra and Verna. The 2020 Creta, according to experts, would offer improved on-road performance compared to the current model.




The new Hyundai Creta, in the features department too, is likely to borrow some equipment from the Kia Seltos. The connected car technology system will be common in both vehicles. Hyundai is expected to upgrade Creta’s infotainment system in the 2020 model. The current global ix25 model has a large Hector-like touchscreen which may find its way in the India-specific version. The Seltos, on the other hand, has a landscape-oriented 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The ix25 has a portrait orientation. Other features in the new Creta are likely to comprise LED headlights, built-in air purifier, and a 360-degree camera.


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