Hyundai is preparing to bring to the Indian market the compact SUV’s second generation. According to preliminary data, the model will be offered with two petrol and one diesel engine.
The Indian premiere of the new Hyundai Grand was held last week at the local exhibition Auto Expo. Externally, the SUV is nearly the same as the Chinese variant – ix25 (in China model has replaced generation in 2019). Of differences – different grille and wheels, but on the boot door there was an inscription Creta. It was expected that within designed for India, the model copies the crossover from China, although the interior the manufacturer has not yet revealed. However, visitors to the motor show were able to look at the salon, the pictures appeared in the forum publications Team-BHP: it turned out that the interior of the Cretu – your.
So, the Indian model the original front panel. Side air vents made of the vertical Central air duct also others traditional, and not with a complex pattern, as in “Chinese”. The main “feature” Chinese cross Crete have not got instead of vertical touchscreen multimedia system, flattened on the center console, mounted the “normal” display, although it is still much larger than the previous generation. Have ix25 governance “climate” on screen “multimedia”, while Creta – separate unit with washers and buttons. But the Indian cross was the original steering wheel. But did Creta virtual “tidy” (from “Chinese” any) is still unclear.
According to preliminary information, in India the engine range, the new Hyundai shared with related local KIA Seltos: this is gasoline “aspirated” 1.5 (115 HP) and “turboservice” 1.4 T-GDI (140 HP), plus diesel 1.5 CRDi (115 HP). Have Seltosa all engines are combined with 6МКП, “atmosferico” even on CVT, the turbo – seven-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches, and the diesel – classic six-speed “automatic”.
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The former Creta in India is available with petrol Quartet 1.6 (123 HP) diesel 1.4 (90 HP) and 1.6 (128 HP). Junior diesel motor is combined only with 6МКП, the rest is still equipped with 6АКП. All-wheel drive from the Indian Cretu has never been, not will be a 4WD version, and the model of the second generation (Kia Seltos there’s also a front-wheel drive only).
A full presentation of the new crossover Hyundai in India scheduled for March, then will probably start selling. The Indians will offer cars of local Assembly.