This All-electric Hyundai Creta SUV Is A Hint At Carmaker’s First Mass-Market EV

  • Feb 21, 2023
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This Creta EV seems to be used as a testing bed for what seems like Hyundai and Kia’s upcoming mass-market EVs for India

Images of a Hyundai Creta prototype have surfaced online and it all looks very normal at first glance. A closer look at its underbody reveals the presence of a battery pack, suggesting it could be the Creta EV. But our guess is that this is the testing bed for what probably is the carmaker’s first-ever upcoming mass-market EV. 

When Is Hyundai Planning Its First mass-market EV?

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Until now, Hyundai has been catering to the slightly more premium side of the mass-market EV segment with the Kona Electric and Ioniq 5. And to make a dent in the volume segment, the carmaker is preparing an EV to rival the Tata Nexon EV and Mahindra XUV400 (off to a good start with 15k+ bookings) in 2024. 

Is The Creta Electric Going To Be The First Hyundai EV For Masses?

The simple answer is nope. Because apart from Hyundai mentioning its plans to launch six electric vehicles (including Kona and Ioniq 5) by 2028, it hasn’t announced any technical details of its first mass-market EV. But in all probabilities, this particular Creta EV could be the testing bed for Hyundai and Kia’s upcoming crop of volume segment based EVs. Kia has also said it’ll be launching its first mass-market EV, an RV-style vehicle with three rows of seating, in 2025. 

What’s Next From Hyundai? 

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Up next from the carmaker is the launch of next-gen 2023 Verna, which now looks more aggressive and sportier. It’ll also be a size larger, come with premium features such as ADAS and go petrol-only for its latest generation. You can take a closer look at its sketches by clicking this link.

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