If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – Hyundai thinks otherwise

2020 Hyundai Creta

It’s been professed since the 1970’s – To avoid attempting to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficient as the improvement might be an overkill.

A well-designed SUV with a muscular stance was doing duty in India since 2015. It was well-received giving the sales chart a northward trend. Proper SUV boxy looks, strong character lines, flat bonnet and ample ground clearance were pulling the customers like a magnet.

Come 2020 and Hyundai took the other way round and commenced metal surgery on its fastest-selling SUV – Creta (ix25); An overkill of design. The strong character was lost to a more quirky face. Cars with simple—elegant designs do stand out, but the New 2020 Hyundai Creta attracts attention due to its ugly face with a three split DRL design, taking some sort of inspiration from traffic signal. Also, looks hideous is the added curve(Not so SUV) to the bonnet.

2020 Hyundai Creta Front
2020 Hyundai Creta Front

The design was possibly focussed on the misaligned tooth and a weird lip-job, that the designers forgot the profile. Mostly identical to the previous generation, the only thing that was touched is the C-Pillar in a distinctive color to give a floating effect and square wheel arcs. That’s it… but, looks okay by chance.

2020 Hyundai Creta Side
2020 Hyundai Creta Profile

Look at the tail and again just like the face, you would find there are enough tail lamps to give you arachnophobia. Hyundai forgot the clean fluidic design language and just thought they can add as many lines possible and voila a good looking car is ruined. And an oversized diffuser?

2020 Hyundai Creta Rear
2020 Hyundai Creta Rear

A non-polarising design of the first-gen Creta pleased everyone, the radical departure to the new design is not something Hyundai should boast off. It shocks many, even though at present, the sales numbers show a positive sign. It needs to be seen, how long can the love-it-hate-it 2020 Hyundai Creta can hold on to those numbers when sister model Seltos from Kia has a please-all bold SUV design and an identical mechanical offering.


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