Hyundai India’s long awaited compact SUV, Creta, has started reaching dealerships ahead of its July end launch. Images of the SUV have come up in a forum where a member claims that the snaps were taken when a dealer was shifting the stock to his yard.

The SUV in all its glory is Hyundai’s competition against the Renault Duster and Maruti’s upcoming S-Cross. Expected to launch on July 21, the Creta, which will also be the first automatic diesel SUV in the segment will miss out on a four wheel drive version.

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Engines are the same as that of their mid-size sedan Verna. The petrol being the 1.6 litre dual VTVT unit while diesel getting two trims. The 1.4 litre U2 CRDi engine will be mated with just a manual gearbox while the 1.6 litre U2 CDRi unit will get a manual as well as an automatic transmission option.

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Designed on the familiar Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, Creta claims to have a strong body structure made of high tensile steel. It also gets a set of 6 airbags which (include side and curtain airbags), ABS, ESC and reverse parking camera.

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Bookings for the Creta have already commenced unofficially at various dealerships and we expect the SUV to be priced between Rs 7.5lakhs to Rs 11 lakhs.