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Hyundai has revealed the name of its first global sub-compact SUV.

The Hyundai Creta will launch in the second half of 2015, starting with India and will be a global model.

While the Korean automaker didn’t share many details about its next new model, it did give details on its name, which is derived primarily from Crete, the largest of the Greek islands. According to Hyundai, Crete was the focal point for Greece’s global prowess in trade and culture and the automaker’s aim with the Hyundai Creta is to be an influential global model for the brand in one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments.


“Pronunciation of Creta deliberately evokes welcome similarities with the term ‘creative,’ and draws on positive associations with the Mediterranean island of Crete, which is famed for combining a relaxed and tranquil environment with a vibrant, energetic approach to outdoor activities,” Hyundai said in a statement.

Expect more details on the Hyundai Creta subcompact SUV as it gets closer to its global launch in India later this year. For the Indian market, the Hyundai Creta will compete with offerings from Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault, Nissan, Ford and Tata Motors.

Despite being billed as a global product, Hyundai has not said if the crossover will be offered in North America.
[Source: AutoGuide.com]
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Does anyone know what the headlight setup on the new Creta will share with the Palisade?

They look quite similar.
 

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Hyundai also is shaping its cars based on their flagship model in their SUV stable which is currently Palisade.
A lot of manufacturers are doing this to create a distinct look for their brand, this method of following a unified design language is a common tactic nowadays. I believe this kind of common design language makes the lower segment car owners relate to the flagship car and in few cases make others mistake it for a car higher up or lower down the segment.

The 2020 Creta, even though it's a stunner to look at, at first glance, I would recognize it as the Hyundai venue currently sold in the Indian market.

As a thought, I would wonder if the Creta would match up feature-wise to it's competitor the Kia Seltos?
 

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Hyundai also is shaping its cars based on their flagship model in their SUV stable which is currently Palisade.
A lot of manufacturers are doing this to create a distinct look for their brand, this method of following a unified design language is a common tactic nowadays. I believe this kind of common design language makes the lower segment car owners relate to the flagship car and in few cases make others mistake it for a car higher up or lower down the segment.

The 2020 Creta, even though it's a stunner to look at, at first glance, I would recognize it as the Hyundai venue currently sold in the Indian market.

As a thought, I would wonder if the Creta would match up feature-wise to its competitor the Kia Seltos?
The sub 20 lac segment is quite a competitive slot and the Kia Seltos has the most offerings. Kia and Hyundai being sister brands, will Hyundai pitch the Creta as a direct rival or would it undercut the Seltos as a cheaper alternative?
The current Hyundai Creta is definitely a feature lacking offering in comparison to the Kia Seltos.
As per the current information, the new Creta looks promising and I have high hopes that Hyundai will come true.
 

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I think Hyundai will come in all guns blazing with the new Creta/ix25. The Kia Seltos surely has set the sub 20 lakh rupee segment on fire. I think it was a combination of features, price and looks that worked brilliantly for Kia. The MG Hector also put the sales chart on fire late last year, however, there are actual MG Hector's catching fire now. :D
 

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I think Hyundai will come in all guns blazing with the new Creta/ix25. The Kia Seltos surely has set the sub 20 lakh rupee segment on fire. I think it was a combination of features, price, and looks that worked brilliantly for Kia. The MG Hector also put the sales chart on fire late last year, however, there are actual MG Hector's catching fire now. :D
Yes, I hope Hyundai does not leave any stone unturned as SUVs are currently the bread and butter of the industry and resorting to cost-cutting measures might take a toll on sales figures. Creta was a sensation when it was launched in 2015 but since then the market has grown and evolved. Offerings of the likes of Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV500, Nissan Kicks, and the Isuzu D-max pickup come within the under 20 lac rupee bracket. It is also rumored that manufacturers Toyota and Honda will bring in a sub 4.7 meter SUV into their stables within 2020.
MG as a brand that has just entered the market is doing fairly well, but a few video instances(Rajasthan) of the clutch burning out in traffic in second gear does not give me the confidence to buy such a poorly engineered design.
You mentioned that the MG hector cars are actually catching fire? Maybe they turned around the concept of an internal combustion engine to an external combustion engine. 😂 🤣
 

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I have a lot of confidence in Hyundai after seeing products like the Palisade. The Creta will be just as good.
Hyundai is doing well in the budget market in India and being able to get a decent number of sales going.
The issue arises when their cars go above the 20 Lac INR or $3000 USD which might be an issue if they spec out the Creta heavily. A genuine request to Hyundai would be to give the automatic version all the bells and whistles and not cut out features from it to make the pricing competitive as done with the Creta launched in 2015.
I look forward to the launch of the Palisade in India too, maybe it could make its own segment of a budget luxury 7 seater and pitch it alongside the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor(Everest), and the likes.
 

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Hyundai is doing well in the budget market in India and being able to get a decent number of sales going.
The issue arises when their cars go above the 20 Lac INR or $3000 USD which might be an issue if they spec out the Creta heavily. A genuine request to Hyundai would be to give the automatic version all the bells and whistles and not cut out features from it to make the pricing competitive as done with the Creta launched in 2015.
I look forward to the launch of the Palisade in India too, maybe it could make its own segment of a budget luxury 7 seater and pitch it alongside the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor(Everest), and the likes.
Yes post 20 lac INR hyundai is facing issues crunching numbers, but maybe Kia will help bridge in the gap ?
A lot of premium cars have not made it in india due to the wrong time of entry maybe.
Hyundai sonata except the 1st gen was one of such examples.
Ford Mondeo is also an example for a car ahead of its time. The market was not developed enough to appreciate these products.
 

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I think Hyundai has a good lineup of products lined up for the Indian market, the Kona has been fairing off well too despite the plus 20 lac rupee price tag. Do you guys think Hyundai will launch a sub 10 lac rupee electric car? Or probably the N range in India 😇😇
 

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The i30 N is indeed a sweet looking machine. There has always been a notion amongst brands of not launching the fully blown up performance variants in the Indian market. But Skoda was surprised by the demand for the Octavia RS when they launched the 2.0 petrol variant in India a couple of years back. It just goes on the show that there are enthusiasts in India willing to spend the extra bucks to get their hands on the European specced cars.
The i30 N will definitely make it to my garage if Hyundai gets it to India ;)
 

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I think Hyundai has a good lineup of products lined up for the Indian market, the Kona has been fairing off well too despite the plus 20 lac rupee price tag. Do you guys think Hyundai will launch a sub 10 lac rupee electric car? Or probably the N range in India 😇😇
Well, they do have the infrastructure of a small car to convert into EV, recently the Tata Nexon came out in EV form but at approximately 15 lac INR.
Hyundai might bring about the Venue EV variant.
Currently, I am seeing a lot of e-veritos around the city, it looks like they are being offered under 10 lac INR.
Although I am very sceptical with the usage of electric vehicles as I do not believe they will bring down overall carbon emissions. Electric vehicles will help improve air quality within the cities but on an overall scale, I do not see an advantage as India's majority of electricity is coal-generated.
N range looks like a sporty car to zip around the city for sure.
 

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View attachment 10 The i30 N is indeed a sweet looking machine. There has always been a notion amongst brands of not launching the fully blown up performance variants in the Indian market. But Skoda was surprised by the demand for the Octavia RS when they launched the 2.0 petrol variant in India a couple of years back. It just goes on the show that there are enthusiasts in India willing to spend the extra bucks to get their hands on the European specced cars.
The i30 N will definitely make it to my garage if Hyundai gets it to India ;)
yes, India does have its fair share of enthusiasts. The Polo GTI 1.8 also sold out after some discounts from VW.
The hatch market is quite popular in India as a compact car is preferred in our clustered road condition.
A nippy mid-sized sedan or hatchback is a requirement of many Indians.
 

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View attachment 10 The i30 N is indeed a sweet looking machine. There has always been a notion amongst brands of not launching the fully blown up performance variants in the Indian market. But Skoda was surprised by the demand for the Octavia RS when they launched the 2.0 petrol variant in India a couple of years back. It just goes on the show that there are enthusiasts in India willing to spend the extra bucks to get their hands on the European specced cars.
The i30 N will definitely make it to my garage if Hyundai gets it to India ;)
A good looking hot hatch indeed, Hyundai has not entered into the performance sector in India in any way till now. let us hope for the best!
Honda also did not launch the civic type R in India with the civic launch, was anticipating the type R to make it after the launch and success of the Octavia RS.
I would love to see a Ford focus rs in the Indian market or a similar product offered by another manufacturer.
 

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I think Hyundai has a good lineup of products lined up for the Indian market, the Kona has been fairing off well too despite the plus 20 lac rupee price tag. Do you guys think Hyundai will launch a sub 10 lac rupee electric car? Or probably the N range in India 😇😇
Hyundai also showcased a hydrogen-powered vehicle named the Nexo.
The fuel cell technology is one of the best ways to make power and we should adopt that instead of electric in my opinion, wonder if the Nexo would make it to the market.
Kona was also showcased at the auto expo 2020.
 

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Hyundai is doing well in the budget market in India and being able to get a decent number of sales going.
The issue arises when their cars go above the 20 Lac INR or $3000 USD which might be an issue if they spec out the Creta heavily. A genuine request to Hyundai would be to give the automatic version all the bells and whistles and not cut out features from it to make the pricing competitive as done with the Creta launched in 2015.
I look forward to the launch of the Palisade in India too, maybe it could make its own segment of a budget luxury 7 seater and pitch it alongside the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavor(Everest), and the likes.
no Palisade was shown at the auto expo 2020.
why don't we get the good stuff in India? This will change once we do become a stable market from an emerging market. NO display above the Tucson in terms of the range of models.
 
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