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Hyundai unveils next gen ix25 previewing next gen Creta


Hyundai has unveiled the new ix25 concept at the Shanghai motor show. If we remember the ix25 first previewed the Creta to the world at the motor show in 2014. Fast forward to today and Hyundai has once again let the ix25 give us a preview of what the next Creta will look like.

For 2020, the iX25 adopts the latest design language seen on the recent models from the Korean automakers stable. The face looks inspired from the Kona with the large front grille with thick chrome border flanked by led daytime running lights placed high up, while the normal headlight is placed below in the bumper. Also present in the bumper is an angular fog light and a large skid plate. The side profile though bears resemblance to the current Creta on sale in India gets new alloy wheels and a slightly thicker C-pillar.

At the rear there’s a different story with a completely redesigned tailgate. The taillamps follow the same principle as the headlights with a daylight running light bar at the top and the main unit occupied lower down. The bumper gets a pair of reflectors, skid plate and a large air dam.


Pic credits – Gadiwaadi

The interior has been completely overhauled and now sports a clean neat look. It comes finished in beige and black trim and gets a new steering wheel as well. The highlight of the cabin has to be the large touchscreen that flows down the centre console in a very Tesla like way, but is unique in its own design. Other elements in the cabin include, a driver seat armrest and shortcut controls for the infortainment system placed next to the gearlever.

Hyundai’s are known for being feature packed and we don’t expect anything less when the iX25 aka the Creta goes on sale in India either. The Korean automaker is expected make it a point to offer high end connectivity features on the iX25 badged 2020 Creta as well.

The current Creta on sale in India is powered by 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines with manual and automatic transmissions. There’s also a smaller 1.4 diesel on offer as well. According to us we expect the 1.6 litre twins to be retained and updated to meet BS6 stage norms and deliver higher power and torque figures as well.

The Creta first made its debut in the Indian market in 2015 and thereafter received a facelift in 2018. However with newer rivals coming in, the Creta is starting to show its age. This is where the new Ix25 steps in to give the world a glimpse of what is yet to come; it will be interesting to see how much of the Ix25’s radical design elements trickle down to the production spec car whenever it debuts.

However the model showcased at shanghai motor show is a five seater, while India is confirmed to get a seven seater that is still some time away from launch. Expect a late 2019 or early 2020 launch, but until than stay tuned.


Pic credits – Gaadiwaadi

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