Hyundai Motor India is gearing up to launch its first high-volume electric vehicle, the Hyundai Creta EV, in January 2025.

This announcement comes from the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Tarun Garg, who confirmed that this much-anticipated model will offer a claimed driving range of over 450 km on a single charge. The Creta EV has been spotted testing multiple times both in India and internationally, indicating that the launch preparations are in full swing.

Drawing from Ioniq 5’s Success 🌟

Hyundai aims to leverage the learnings from its well-received Ioniq 5 in the development of the Creta EV. The production of this midsize electric SUV is expected to commence before the end of this year.

The Creta EV will compete directly with several upcoming electric SUVs including the Maruti Suzuki eVX, Tata Curvv EV, Mahindra XUV 400, MG ZS EV, and others.

Competition and Market Positioning 🏁

The Hyundai Creta EV is anticipated to hit the market ahead of the Maruti Suzuki eVX, although the Tata Curvv EV is also slated for a launch in the coming months.

The Creta EV will share many features, interior elements, and body panels with its internal combustion engine (IC)-powered sibling, the Creta, to maintain cost efficiency.

Distinctive Design Elements ✨

Despite sharing several components with the IC-powered Creta, the Creta EV will feature notable exterior differences such as:

  • A shut-off front grille
  • Unique front and rear bumpers
  • Dual-tone alloy wheels with aero inserts
  • A front-mounted charging port
  • Distinctive LED lighting signatures
  • Minor cosmetic updates

Powertrain and Range 🔋

The Hyundai Creta EV is expected to utilize the same electric motor found in the base-spec Kona Electric, which delivers around 138 bhp and 255 Nm of peak torque.

It is likely to be equipped with a 45 kWh battery pack, providing a claimed driving range of over 450 km on a single charge. The Creta EV will also feature bi-directional charging and DC fast charging capabilities.

Strategic Partnerships and Future Plans 🌍

Hyundai’s global partnership with LG Chem and its recent alliance with Indian battery maker Exide will be crucial in the development of the Creta EV. This model is set to play a significant role in Hyundai’s ambitious plan to introduce five electric vehicles in India by 2030.

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