Hyundai Creta EV Expected to Arrive in the Indian Market Around January 2025

45kWh battery pack of Hyundai Creta EV will generate 138 horsepower and 255 Nm torque

Hyundai is working on the electric variant of Creta, and it is no big secret. There have been test mules of the electric Creta several times recently. As per reports, Hyundai will begin the mass production of the EV by the end of this year.

The Korean carmaker has given a hint about making this electric car for the mass market. Tarun Garg, CEO of Hyundai Motor India, said in a recent online media sales meeting that the company will release its first high-volume electric car in India in January 2025.

Hyundai Creta EV to compete with the upcoming Curvv EV and Maruti's eVX SUV (Source: Hyundai)
(Source: Hyundai)

Hyundai Creta EV: Powertrain and Battery

Hyundai is testing the Creta EV a lot, both in India and abroad. The Creta EV is one of three important electric SUVs that the automaker will launch soon. That means it will compete directly with the upcoming Curvv EV. However, Maruti’s eVX SUV will be available a bit later than planned because of the delay.

Hyundai India’s first electric car for the mass market will use the same electric motor as the base model of the new Kona Electric sold overseas. The front-mounted motor should generate 138 horsepower and 255 Nm of torque.

A 45kWh battery pack will power the motor. Notably, it is smaller than the MG ZS EV (a 50.3kWh battery) and the upcoming Maruti eVX (which might have a 48 to 60kWh battery). The Creta EV will have a charging port at the front of the car, just like the Kona EV.

The drive selector on the right side of the steering column, like in Kona and Ioniq 5
(Source: Hyundai)

Hyundai Creta EV: Features

The Korean automaker will produce the Creta EV at the Hyundai Chennai plant, possibly on the same line as the standard Creta. It will share many parts with the Creta to save money. However, it will still have its own design and some minor style changes.

It will have a closed-off grille and slightly different front and rear bumpers. The alloy wheels will be designed to improve aerodynamics.

Inside, it will have a different steering wheel and a slightly distinctive center console design. The drive selector will be on the right side of the steering column, like in the Kona Electric and the Ioniq 5.

Hyundai has already announced five EVs by 2030. (Source: Hyundai)

Wrapping Up

After the Creta EV, Hyundai plans to release another affordable electric car in 2026. However, they haven’t shared many details about this second electric car yet. Garg mentioned that they are learning from sales of the Ioniq 5 and Kona Electric to ensure their future electric cars are successful. The company has already announced five EVs by 2030.

Hyundai’s primary focus is electric cars, but they’re also considering adding hybrid cars in the future.