Tuesday, June 02, 2015
By Kriti Gupta
Hyundai CRETA would be the name of new SUV from Hyundai Motors
Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today announced the name of its new SUV: ‘CRETA’. The global roll-out of this new model will start in the second half of 2015 in India, followed soon after with sales in world markets.“Hyundai Creta” will be an influential global model for the Hyundai Motor brand in one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments, helping the company to reach out to many more consumers in new and established international markets.
Consistent with the core concepts underpinning Hyundai Motor’s Modern Premium brand direction – SIMPLE, CREATIVE, CARING – the ‘Creta’ name is simple and easy to remember. Pronunciation of Creta evokes welcome similarities with the term ‘creative’. The Creta name will be used for all the global markets.
Under bonnet the CRETA aka ix25 would be offered with 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines mated with five and six speed manual transmission system and priced between Rs. 8 lakh and Rs. 12 lakh. In the international market CRETA is being offered in petrol version with two engine options of 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre engines mated with six speed manual and six speed automatic transmission system. After launch it will compete with Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio, Ford EcoSport and Nissan Terrano.