Add a comment to this line

Hyundai Creta Sketch Shown: All-New Subcompact SUV From Korea

Chris Aaron June 10, 2015 10:00

With a booming segment like the subcompact SUV trending like it is these days (think HR-V, CX-3, EcoSport etc.) it’s with little surprise that Hyundai is looking to get in on the action.

After announcing the name ‘Creta’ just last week, the Korean carmaker has now revealed design sketches of its upcoming subcompact SUV. And it looks remarkably familiar, because reserved for the Chinese market is subcompact SUV the company calls its ix25 (concept for now, launching later this year), and we can’t help but notice the design similarities.

The Creta is going to be a global model, which means that yes, it does have a shot at coming to Malaysia if Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (the local distributors) see it fit to face off against the Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport, and coming Mazda CX-3.

The Creta, like its ix25 cousin, will sit a segment just below the Tucson: a car also known as the ix30 in foreign markets.

For now, we understand that the Creta will first make its full debut in India before the end of the year, and will then on make its way to other global markets.

In China, the existing and very similar ix25 offers various 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre petrol engines that offer power outputs that range between 123hp to 158hp. That, along with the choice of transmissions will be shaken up to match each market the Creta joins, as expected.

But what do you think? Would this be something to consider over the Honda HR-V, Ford EcoSport types?

Here's a look at the ix25 Concept from the Beijing Auto Show 2014:

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.


New Car Showroom