Hyundai confirms Debut of its Creta EV in India

Mumbai:

Hyundai, the second largest car selling company in India, has made a significant announcement regarding its upcoming Creta EV.

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According to a report from Autocar, Hyundai confirms the launch of its highly anticipated Creta EV in the Indian market by early January 2025.

This move marks Hyundai’s entry into the realm of high-volume electric vehicles, a strategic shift in response to evolving market demands.

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Testing and Competition

Hyundai is extensively testing the Creta EV not only in India but also abroad, indicating meticulous preparation for its market debut.

Positioned to rival cars like the upcoming Tata Curve EV, the Hyundai Creta EV aims to carve a niche in the competitive electric vehicle segment in India.

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Styling and Production

The Hyundai Creta EV will be manufactured at the Chennai plant, sharing the assembly line with the standard Creta model.

This production strategy allows for cost control while ensuring efficient manufacturing processes.

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Despite the similarities with the standard Creta, the EV variant will boast its own unique identity, featuring subtle styling changes.

Expect modifications in the front and rear bumpers, a closed grille, and aero-optimized alloy wheels.

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Inside, the cabin will sport a distinctive steering wheel and a unique design for the center console,

enhancing the overall appeal of the electric SUV.

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Powertrain Speculations

Reports suggest that Hyundai’s first mass-market EV in India may share its electric motor with the entry-level version of the new-generation Kona Electric available internationally.

This front-mounted motor is anticipated to deliver approximately 138bhp of power and 255Nm of peak torque.

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Paired with a 45kWh battery pack, the upcoming Hyundai Creta EV promises a driving range of up to 452 km on a single charge,

catering to the practical needs of urban commuters and long-distance travelers alike.

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