Hyundai Creta Sub-Compact Crossover Revealed In Designer Sketches
Hyundai releases first official images of the Creta crossover!
The new Hyundai Creta sub-compact CUV is not set to debut until later this year, but the Koreans have decided to give us a glimpse in the form of two designer sketches.
The images are typical of these types of sketches in that the vehicle looks very sporty and dynamic, but when compared to pictures of last year’s Hyundai ix25 concept, you will see they are one and the same.
The front of the vehicle (headlights, grille, and bumper) is almost identical.
Hyundai describes the Creta’s design as being “a premium look” that fits the evolution of the brand’s design philosophy.
They also say that the front is bold, the side voluminous, and the rear end sporty.
Another similarity that the Creta has with the ix25 concept is the hidden A-pillar.
This design element is in there for a couple of reasons: to create a dynamic styling, whilst also giving the sense that the cabin is open and airy.
We can probably expect the Creta to share the same dimensions as the ix25 concept: 4,270mm (168 in) long, a width of 1,780mm (70 in), a height of 1,630mm (64.2 in), and a wheelbase of 2,590mm (102 in).
The engines included with the vehicle will more than likely be dependent upon the region, with Europe likely to go with downsized gasoline and diesel powerplants.
The ix25 concept shown off in China had a 2.0-liter engine under the hood, although no outputs were specified at that time.
The upcoming Hyundai Creta will join a growing market of sub-compact crossovers such as the Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax, Fiat 500X and Mazda CX-3.