Hyundai Creta electric version launch date set: Superior power, Mercedes-like gear shifter, promising to become a 'hot item' if brought to Vietnam

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The all-electric version of the Hyundai Creta is set to debut in the first month of 2025.

In June, Hyundai confirmed that they would launch the all-electric Hyundai Creta in January 2025. In a recent discussion with the Indian press, Hyundai India CEO Tarun Garg confirmed that this electric vehicle, expected to become a sales mainstay in the future, will be launched as scheduled.

Before its debut, the all-electric Hyundai Creta will begin production in the last month of 2024. Since last year, this version has been continuously tested by the Korean brand to ensure no errors. As a result, several specific features of this version have been somewhat leaked.

In terms of drivetrain, the all-electric Hyundai Creta is expected to use a single-motor setup similar to the base model of the Kona Electric. This front-wheel-drive motor has a power output of 138 horsepower, 255 Nm of torque, and is paired with a 45 kWh battery. The vehicle's charging port is located at the front, like on the Kona, based on the design of the test version.

Regarding design, compared to the regular version, the all-electric Creta has some differences. The wheels are aerodynamically designed to minimize energy consumption, and the exterior features unique badging.

Inside the cabin, this version uses a different steering wheel and center console compared to the original Creta. The gear shifter is placed on the right side of the steering column instead of the center console, similar to the design found in Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

Besides the all-electric Hyundai Creta, the Korean automaker has another high-sales-potential electric vehicle project that has not yet been detailed. This model is expected to debut in 2026.

In Vietnam, the B-segment electric SUV market currently only features the VinFast VF 6. If the Hyundai Creta EV is introduced to the market, it could become a noteworthy model.

Original article and picture by AutoPro