Hyundai Creta Debuts as a Compact Crossover

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The Hyundai Creta compact crossover has made its official debut in India.

If the model looks familiar to you, then it’s likely you’ve been following the Hyundai ix25 offered in China, because that’s exactly what the Creta is. Everything from the Chinese ix25 has carried over to the Creta, including the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design, sharp headlights and tail lights, a hexagonal front grille, SUV-style skid plates and plastic moldings, as well as the 17-inch five-spoke wheels.

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The Hyundai Creta will be will be the company’s first entry into the compact crossover segment in India and will come with a choice of three engines: 1.6-liter gasoline engine with 121 hp, a 1.4-liter diesel and a 1.6-liter diesel with 126 hp. All engines will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard while the 1.6-liter diesel also has an option of a six-speed automatic.

In India, the Creta will mainly compete with the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano models. There’s currently no word if it’ll be heading to the U.S. anytime soon, but Hyundai is calling the model a global SUV.

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  • Mike

    I wonder if this will make it to America. I can see this competing with the Honda HRV.

  • craigcole

    Looks like Mazda’s CX-3 and the Honda HR-V have some extra competition.