Hyundai Creta Not to be Launched in USA/Europe

by Jul 13, 2015All News, Hyundai3 comments

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Hyundai recently revealed the Creta, a new global sub-compact SUV in India. According to latest reports from CarAdvice, US, Europe & Australia will have a more sportier and focused model to be launched in two years.

[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]The design of Hyundai Creta follows a premium look, based on Hyundai Motor’s evolved design philosophy. Harmony between a bold front, voluminous side, sporty rear and other details complete the premium sub-compact SUV design.

The Hyundai Creta with its bold and glamorous looks feature singular hexagonal radiator grille, sleek profile and a stable stance. The hidden A-pillar was applied to grant a unique and dynamic image, hinting at an open and airy cabin.

Hyundai Australia source told CarAdvice that the third baby SUV in Hyundai’s global arsenal is expected to appear in 18-24 months time.

It will be inspired by the Intrado concept unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, be targeted at the likes of the funky Nissan Juke, and be made in the existing Hyundai Turkey, based on the i20 platform.

The apparent decision not to bring the Creta does not appear to be down to a complete lack of specs or safety (as it was with the Indian-version of the new i20). As we know, features available on the Indian-made Creta include a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED driving lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seating, push-button start, electric folding wing mirrors, rear air vents, a reversing camera, hill-start assist and six airbags.

In India, the Creta will be offered with a 90kW 1.6-litre Gamma four-cylinder petrol engine, or a 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre CRDi. The latter has 94kW of power against its name, and be paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The ix25, as sold in China, is also offered with a 118kW/192Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine, optioned up with all-wheel drive. The expected decision to wait up to two years for this Euro-focused baby SUV could cause some short-term pain for Hyundai. 

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

3 Comments

  1. Jimbo

    Very good decision. Ford dealerships here in the UK can’t sell their Eco Sports even with significantly huge promotional deals. There is just no market for this garbage. Small SUV like MX5 or Sportage, I understand. Very popular here in Europe because it’s not easy to drive massive SUVs here like it is in the US. But “mini SUVs” and now mini-mini-SUVs (or whatever the hell they’re called) with absolutely no benefit other than raised seat and wobbly ride? Get the hell out. It’ll sell well in the market it’s designed for: South America, India and China. Just like that ugly Ford. It won’t sell here in Europe.

    I also notice a new trend with KIA/Hyundai of following Germans’ lead in filling every single market category. Not a good idea. How many models do Audi have? In the UK alone, they have 14~15 models. Each with their own subcategories of estate, sedan and all-road. Then each of those have quattro as well as regular drives. Then a long list of engine and gearbox options per model plus multiple trims. It’s a complete mess. A headache for both customers and dealers. Asians were never like that and should not start now.

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  2. Denis Rousseau

    Seriously 2-3 years ?? Mazda and Honda + GM are making hits of HR-V and CX3 and Chevy TRAX + Buick Encore right now in Canada! BABAMM!!!
    Wake up Hyundai Motors.

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    • Jose Antonio López

      That’s the problem that Hyundai will have in the years to come, the slow response. They focused to launch B_SUV models for China and India and forget about North America and European markets. This is a big mistake.

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