Last month, at the Auto Expo, Hyundai Motor India launched its electric SUV Ioniq 5. Along with this, the company also showcased the Ioniq 6. Recently, a prototype variant of an electric Creta crossover (codename SU2i EV) from Hyundai was seen for the first time.
The semi-camouflaged test mule has been painted a shade of grey. The floor pan expansion and several body panel colours are shown. Most of its appearance and design cues resemble the standard model. A modified version of the current platform could serve as the foundation for the new Hyundai Creta electric.
There has not been any information on its battery capacity and operating range. According to rumours, the Kona EV’s powertrain could be used in the Creta EV. The latter has a permanent magnet synchronous motor that produces 136 horsepower and 395 Nm of output. It offers a 452km ARAI-rated range and has a 39.2kWh lithium-ion battery.
The Hyundai Creta EV is now undergoing preliminary testing, and it will likely make its debut appearance at the 2025 auto show. By the end of 2024, serial production could start. When released, the future Maruti Suzuki YY8 EV will face off against the Creta EV. It will also face off against the future mid-size SUVs from Tata and Mahindra. According to Hyundai, the electric Creta is expected to sell 20,000 to 25,000 units annually.
The Hyundai Creta EV’s price might range from Rs 15 lakh for the base model to Rs 30 lakh for the fully equipped model. The Chennai plant of the South Korean manufacturer will probably be used for production. With an investment of Rs. 1,472 crores, Hyundai intends to increase its production capacity to 8.5 lakh vehicles in FY2022.