Hyundai has been testing the Creta EV on Indian roads for some time now. However, the upcoming Hyundai Creta Electric was recently spotted undergoing tests in South Korea, fully camouflaged. To the surprise of many, the electric Creta spotted during testing featured a fake exhaust pipe below its rear bumper, leaving netizens confused.
Several pictures of the upcoming Hyundai Creta EV by Autospy.net are circulating on the internet, showing the electric SUV completely camouflaged from front to rear. The window panels and C-pillar are uncovered, providing a glimpse of the partially exposed battery pack placed under the floor, indicating this is indeed the highly anticipated Hyundai Creta Electric.
What caught attention was the Hyundai Creta Electric’s appearance with a fake exhaust pipe below the rear bumper, partially revealing the battery pack. While this might seem peculiar, Hyundai likely employed this tactic to deceive onlookers into thinking it’s a regular Creta with either the same or a new internal combustion engine. However, the partially visible underbody battery pack confirmed that it is indeed the new Creta EV.
The test mule of the Hyundai Creta also showcased partially exposed front headlamps, featuring new positioning and lighting patterns. Unlike the current Creta, where the headlamps are positioned a bit lower on the sides of the grille, the Creta EV test mule displayed higher-positioned headlamps with a fresh lighting pattern for the daytime running LEDs.
This test mule of the Hyundai Creta EV, with its revised headlamps, appears different from the Indian-spec version of the Creta EV test mule, resembling the current ICE version of the SUV. There’s a possibility that Hyundai might be using the current Creta’s design temporarily for the Creta EV, which might feature extensive revisions to its front and rear profiles.
The current version of the Hyundai Creta has been in existence in India for over three years, and a facelift with exterior revisions and additional features is already in the works. Hyundai might launch the Creta EV alongside the facelifted version of the existing Creta sometime in 2025. Upon its release, the new Hyundai Creta EV will compete with the likes of the MG ZS EV, alongside upcoming models such as the Honda Elevate EV, Maruti Suzuki eVX, and Tata Curvv EV.