Hyundai has been spotted testing the electric version of its popular model, Creta, in two different cities in India. The South Korean automaker is expanding its electric car portfolio in response to the growing demand for electric vehicles in the country. With competitors like Tata Motors, Mahindra, and MG Motors also entering the market, Hyundai is keen to keep up.
Although there has been no official announcement from Hyundai regarding the Creta Electric, the prototype model seen testing on the streets of Chennai and Karnal indicates that the company is working towards its launch. Currently, Hyundai’s electric vehicle portfolio includes the Kona and the IONIC 5, both of which are priced on the higher side.
The testing model of Creta Electric seen on the streets resembles the current ICE engine model, with minor changes in the front and rear bumpers. It is believed that the production model will have a 39.2 kWh battery pack similar to that of the Kona, offering a driving range of up to 452 kilometers in a single charge. The electric motor of the SUV is expected to generate around 134 bhp power and 395 Nm torque.
During testing, the charging cable was connected to the car by opening the bonnet as no charging port was given in the prototype model. It is likely that the production model will have a charging port at the front of the SUV.
While the pricing for the Creta Electric has not been officially confirmed, reports suggest that it will be offered at a price of around Rs 20 lakh. The launch date is also yet to be announced, but media reports suggest that it may hit the market next year. As the Creta Electric is still in the testing phase, further changes and improvements can be expected before its official launch.