Hyundai Creta EV to Launch in 2025, Local Production Starts Late 2024: Reports

Hyundai Creta to feature 45kWh battery pack, delivering around 450-500 km range on a single charge

The Hyundai Creta is among the best-selling cars in India. And now, the South Korean automaker plans to launch the electric version of the vehicle.

As per multiple media reports, Hyundai will start the production of the Creta EV in December 2024 at its manufacturing plant in Chennai. 

Although there is no confirmed launch date for the Creta Electric, some industry insiders speculate that the EV will launch in early 2025.

Euisun Chung, the Executive Chair of Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), visited India to review the future mobility strategies for the country. During the meeting, the top management discussed significant developments for Hyundai and Kia, two brands under HMG in India. 

The most notable of these developments was the production of Hyundai’s first localized electric vehicle (EV) in India.

Hyundai Creta EV looks identical to its ICE version (Courtesy: Rushlane)
Creta EV spotted testing in South Korea (Courtesy: Rushlane)

Creta EV: Spied Images

Creta EV will most likely be Hyundai’s first mass-market EV in India. Moreover, the car has been frequently spotted testing in recent months.

Based on recent spy images, it appears that the electric Creta has the same design as the ICE version of the car. 

However, the Korean automaker made a few significant changes to the vehicle, including a newly designed blanked-off grille, revised bumpers, and aero-optimized alloy wheels. Also, you might see the charging flap in the front of the vehicle. 

Nevertheless, most of the car was under wraps, so we can’t provide much information. Therefore, you have to wait for the specifications, features, and other details. 

Creta EV will compete with BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV, and Mahindra XUV 400 (Source: Hyundai)
(Source: Hyundai)

Creta EV: Expected Specs

Although performance numbers are not out yet, various reports claim that the EV will contain a 45kWh Lithium-ion battery pack. Based on this, expect around 450-500 km range on a single charge.

Interestingly, if that’s the case, the battery pack will be smaller than its rival. For example, the MG ZS EV features a 50.3kWh battery, and entry-level Maruti Suzuki eVX gets a 48kWh unit.

Reports also claim that the electric motor on the Creta EV will be the same as the entry-level Kona EV. Thus, it will be a front wheel drive with a single-motor setup, delivering around 135 hp and 255Nm of torque. 

Wrapping Up

It is possible that the Korean auto giant will provide more details on its upcoming EV offering soon.

When the company launches the Creta EV, it will compete with BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV, and Mahindra XUV 400. Although not official, you can expect the price tag to be around ₹25-30 lakh.