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New Hyundai Creta To Also Get 1.4-Litre Engine From Seltos

  • Sep 03, 2019
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The next-generation Hyundai Creta midsized sports utility vehicle (SUV), which has already been shown in China as the ix25, will be introduced in India in 2020. Hyundai had earlier confirmed that the 2020 Creta will be powered by the same pair of 1.5-litre diesel and petrol motors borrowed from Kia Seltos. Hyundai has now stated that the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Kia Seltos will also be available on the Creta.



The 1.4-litre turbocharged gasoline direct engine of the Kia Seltos is BS-VI compliant. Like the two 1.5-litre motors, the 1.4-litre is available with a choice of either a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) or a 6-speed manual gear system. The current 1.6-litre petrol motor in the Hyundai Creta, which will be discontinued, produces 123PS maximum power.



The 1.5-litre petrol motor of the Seltos outputs 115PS maximum power. The turbocharged 1.4-litre unit which produces 140PS is expected to be a performance engine, offered on the 2020 Hyundai Creta, like in the Kia Seltos GT Line. The Hyundai midsized SUV with the turbocharged unit is expected to be branded as N-Line.



The 2020 Hyundai Creta will be mounted on the same platform as the Kia Seltos. Technical specifications of the ix25 suggest that the 2020 vehicle would be a bit larger than the Creta’s current version, albeit being smaller than the Kia Seltos.


Recent images of the 2020 Hyundai Creta have revealed a vertically stacked, large touchscreen similar to the one recently introduced in the Morris Garages (MG) Hector. However, it’s not yet known whether the India-specific Creta will have the same unit.



The Hyundai Creta currently has an ex-showroom price between ₹10 lakh and ₹15.65 lakh. The Kia Seltos, meanwhile, is pegged between ₹9.69 lakh to ₹15.99 lakh. The 2020 Hyundai is expected to be priced in the latter range. Besides Hector and Seltos, It will continue to lock horns with Nissan Kicks and Tata Harrier.

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