Hyundai Creta

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Hyundai Creta
2020 Beijing-Hyundai ix25, front.jpg
Also called
  • Hyundai ix25
  • Hyundai Cantus
  • 2014–present
Model years2014–present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover
Body style5-door SUV

The Hyundai Creta, also known as Hyundai ix25, is a subcompact crossover produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2014. Initially intended for the Indian market, the Creta was launched subsequently in China and Russia. It is manufactured by Beijing Hyundai, Hyundai India (from 2015), Hyundai Brazil, Hyundai Rus and Algeria's TMC (from 2016), but not marketed in Europe. It was first seen as a thinly veiled "concept" at Auto China (in Beijing) in April 2014.

The production model had its premier at Chengdu, in August 2014, and it went on sale in China two months later.[1][2][3][4]

First generation (GS; 2014)[edit]

First generation (GS)
Hyundai Creta.jpg
Also called
  • Hyundai ix25
  • Hyundai Cantus
  • 2014–2020 (India)
  • 2015–2019 (China)
  • 2017–present (Russia, Brazil, Algeria)
Body and chassis
Wheelbase2,590 mm (102.0 in)
Length4,270 mm (168.1 in)
Width1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height1,630 mm (64.2 in)


Rear view

The ix25 is based on the Hyundai–Kia platform that underpins the Kia Soul, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Elantra and Kia Cee'd (among other cars), and is similar to the Kia KX3. In India, where it went on sale on 21 July 2015, was badged "Hyundai Creta" after Crete. The name is also intended to suggest connections with "creative".[6] The Creta/ix25 is intended to become a global model.

In the Dominican Republic, it is badged Hyundai Cantus because in the said country the word "creta" is used to describe the labia minora.[7]


The Creta's engine comes in three variants, each of which are present in different models.[8]

  • The 1.4 CRDi engine is available in E+ and S models.
  • The 1.6 CRDi VGT engine is available in SX and SX(O) models.
  • The 1.6 gasoline dual VTVT engine is available in the E, E+, SX and SX(O) models.

The Chinese and Brazilian market gets two gasoline engines, of 1.6 or 2.0 liters. In India, the car is available with 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel engines and a 1.6 liter gasoline engine.[9] Also in Brazil, both engines runs with ethanol. In order to improve the Creta lineup further, Hyundai has introduced Creta E+ diesel and SX dual tone variants.

The Creta SX, it is now offered with a dual tone red and black or a white and black exterior color options. The SX dual tone variant is powered by a 1.6 liter gasoline or a diesel engine but, with no automatic gearbox option.[10]


The Creta has safety features, including Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), Rear Parking Assist System, and ABS. The Hive body structure signifies structural strength. The six airbag system provides all round protection. One for the driver, one for the front seat passenger, front and rear curtain airbags running the length of the cabin, plus front side airbags.


The Creta is based on the company's new concept, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Fluidic concept was also used for the design of other recent Hyundai cars, such as the Fluidic Verna and the Elantra.[11]

Other features[edit]

The rear parking assist system allows for safe parking in tight spaces. The car is also equipped with day/night inside rear view mirror for efficient night time driving. The audio system is high tech and comes with 1 GB internal memory. Touch Screen Audio Video Navigation System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also present. Keyless entry and follow me home headlamps add to the existing set of features. Also available is the fully automatic temperature control, with a mood change bar.


By 30 November 2015, the vehicle has registered over 70,000 bookings in India and 15,770 worldwide.[12] It has sold more than 200,000 cars in India.[13]

Second generation (SU2/SU2i; 2020)[edit]

Second generation (SU2)
Hyundai ix25 II 005.jpg
Also calledHyundai ix25
Production2019–present (China)
2020–present (India)
AssemblyChina: Beijing (Beijing Hyundai)
India: Chennai (Hyundai India)
Body and chassis
PlatformHyundai-Kia K2
RelatedKia Seltos (SP2i/SP2c)[14]
Wheelbase2,610 mm (102.8 in)
Length4,300 mm (169.3 in)
Width1,790 mm (70.5 in)
Height1,620–1,635 mm (63.8–64.4 in)
Curb weight1,150–1,345 kg (2,535–2,965 lb)
Second generation Hyundai ix25 rear

The second generation Hyundai ix25 was revealed during the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019 and went on sale in August.[15]

Hyundai had unveiled the second generation Creta in India at the Auto Expo 2020. The Indian-made Creta (code: SU2i) is a slightly modified version of on the Hyundai ix25 sold in China. The main visual difference at the exterior is the design of the radiator grille. While the Chinese ix25 gets mesh-type treatment for the grille, the India-spec Creta gets chromed treatment with vertical and horizontal slats forming rectangular blocks.[16]

The interior of the Creta largely differ with the ix25 as the Chinese-spec model comes with a vertical touchscreen infotainment system that flows into the central console, while the Creta opts for a more conventional design.[17]

The Creta for the Indian market is offered with three engine options, 1.5-litre petrol producing 113 hp and develops 144 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 113 hp and 250 Nm of torque as well as 1.4 turbocharged petrol 138 hp and develop 242 Nm of torque engine.[18]


Model Years Transmission Power@rpm Torque@rpm 0–100 km/h
(0-62 mph)
Top Speed
1.4L Kappa II T-GDi 2020–present 7-speed DCT 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) @ 6,000 rpm 24.7 kg⋅m (242 N⋅m; 179 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,500–3,200 rpm 9.7s 185 km/h (115 mph)
1.5L Smartstream G1.5 MPi 6-speed manual
115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @ 6,300 rpm 14.7 kg⋅m (144 N⋅m; 106 lbf⋅ft) @ 4,500 rpm 12.2s (manual)
12.0s (CVT)
170 km/h (106 mph)
1.5L U II CRDi 2020–present 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) @ 4,000 rpm 22.5 kg⋅m (221 N⋅m; 163 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,500 rpm–2,750 rpm
25.5 kg⋅m (250 N⋅m; 184 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,500 rpm–2,750 rpm
11.3s (manual)
11.7s (automatic)
173 km/h (107 mph)


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  16. ^ Retrieved 7 May 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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