Hyundai Motor has announced plans for an electric offensive for the Indian market that will include several EVs. While we’ve got the Kona and Ioniq 5, the company seems to be working on a more accessible offering in the form of the Creta EV. Spy shots of the Hyundai Creta EV have emerged recently and the images reveal an electric version of the popular compact SUV being charged.
The Hyundai Creta EV appears to retain most of the design changes while the powertrain has been swapped for an electric unit. Details about the electric motor or battery remain under wraps and we will have to wait until closer to the launch to get more information on the same. The test mule carries no camouflage per se but doesn’t get any badging either barring the Hyundai logo. Notably, the exhausts are a miss on the electric version. The test mule was spotted in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which is home to Hyundai’s manufacturing facility.
It’s likely that the Hyundai Creta EV will be priced in Rs. 25-30 lakh space, which makes it substantially more expensive than the ICE Creta. Reports suggest a 55-60 kWh battery pack that will offer a range of 500-550 km on a single charge. A 100 kW electric motor is also rumoured with 138PS and 395Nm of peak torque.
There’s no word on when the Creta EV will arrive but it’s likely that the model will be launched after the facelift goes on sale next year. The Hyundai Creta is one of the brand’s bestsellers and is set for a comprehensive facelift in 2024. It’s likely that the Creta EV will follow up in 2025 and will get the new Tucson-inspired face along with features like ADAS, panoramic sunroof, new touchscreen infotainment system with connected tech and more.