Following the launch of the Hyundai Creta, news regarding an electric version of it popped up and indeed, there appears to be plenty of truth to it as the possible Creta EV has been spotted undergoing road tests in India.
From an exterior standpoint, the Creta EV hasn’t changed much from its internal combustion variants, based on photos published by Indian media Motorbeam.
Initially, the Creta EV looks to retain an identical cabin to the internal combustion variants but upon closer inspection, there are minor differences. Similar to the Malaysian-spec Creta, the touchscreen head unit looks to be the same size, an 8.0-inch unit.
Moreover, the transmission shifter from the centre console is gone as well. Instead, it’s replaced by a rotary knob. However, the knob could be a drive selector as well and the gears will be selected by buttons, just like the Hyundai Kona EV.
The instrument cluster looks to be a digital item as well, something that’s common for EVs.
In Malaysia, Hyundai’s EV offerings is extensive. It offers the Kona EV, Ioniq 5 and the recently launched Ioniq 6.
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The Creta EV would be positioned just below the Kona EV, serving as the brand’s entry-level EV in the region.
Here in Malaysia, Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia, the official distributor of Hyundai, offers the Creta in a sole 1.5 Plus trim priced at RM 149,888.
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As for the Kona EV, there are 3 variants:
- Kona Electric e-Lite (305 km) – RM 149,888
- Kona Electric e-Plus (305 km) – RM 169,888
- Kona Electric e-Max (484 km) – RM 1999,888
Expect the Creta EV debut to coincide or follow soon after the launch of the Creta facelift in the region.
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