Hyundai has announced the Creta sub-compact crossover, the first for the Korean company, with a name inspired from Creek island of Greece. The island of the Mediterranean Sea connected Europe, Asia and Africa, empowering Greece in trade and culture. The continental connection boasted here by the company hints that it will be launched in Europe, Africa and of course, Oceania too – in a phased manner.
India will be the first market to get the B-segment contender. The global version with more safety and added features could be showcased early next year, followed by a European market launch in the second half of the same year.
European production, as recently suggested by Bill Thomas, Hyundai Australia’s Public Relations General Manager, would most likely happen in Czech Republic. Australia and New Zealand will be importing it from this plant, while African and Asian nations would import the Creta probably from the Indian plant, just like the i20 and i10 series.