2024 Hyundai Creta LIVE Updates: The most-awaited mid-size SUV lands today

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Hyundai’s current India model lineup

Hyundai’s product lineup at present has changed since the Creta was first launched. Back in 2015, Santro was the smallest Hyundai money could buy and was still faring decently well. The Santro now has been taken off the shelves and it is the Grand i10 Nios that is the smallest Hyundai in India. Then there are the more expensive Hyundai models like Elantra executive sedan and Santa Fe SUV that too have exited India. Joining the family have been cars like Venue (first launched in May of 2019), Aura sedan (launched in January of 2020), Kona EV (launched in July of 2019), Ioniq 5 EV (launched in January of 2023) and Exter (launched in June of 2023). The likes of Verna and Tucson have persisted even as Creta remains the champion in the family.

Ever wondered what ‘Creta’ means?

Hyundai models tend to have names that take you on a world tour. Wheter it is the Tucson (city in the US), Kona (western district of Hawaii) or Santa Fe (city in New Mexico). As such, even the ‘Creta’ name is an ode to the Crete islands in Greece. Of course, the car doesn’t go by this name everywhere – sold in China as iX25. And this could be either because of marketing strategy or name trademark-related issues.

2024 Hyundai Creta LIVE Updates: Journey so far

The first-generation Creta was launched in India back in 2015. It was a time when Renault Duster ruled the segment and was praised for its robust build and solid drive credentials. But here was a model from the Koreans that instantly connected with potential buyers because of its catchy styling, spacious styling and relatively generous feature list. The petrol motor was reliable and the diesel unit had a whole lot of spirit. Having an automatic transmission version also helped. The first-generation Creta was a big hit which helped the facelift model – launched in 2018 – build on sales numbers. Then there was the second-generation Creta brought in in 2020, complete with a far more rounded exterior design language. The transition from sharp lines to a rounded design approach may have divided opinions but there was no slowing down the popularity of the model. And it is now time for the 2024 Hyundai Creta to potentially extend its dominance in the segment

The first-generation Hyundai Creta set the ball rolling for the company in the SUV space, much like how Santro had helped it establish a firm foothold in the Indian automotive space in the late 1990s.

2024 Hyundai Creta LIVE Updates

Hello and welcome to what could well be the biggest launch of 2024 in the Indian automotive industry. Yes, it is the day when Hyundai drives out its updated Creta after giving us generous glimpses into what the refreshed SUV is promising. But even as the spotlight for the day will be on Creta pricing, we will also tell you much, much  more about this enormously popular product. Stay tunes for the Creta launch live updates here…

First Published Date: 16 Jan 2024, 08:00 AM IST

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