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Hyundai Creta will be the name of the smallest Korean SUV, a rival for Nissan Juke

Hyundai has officially announced that its first small SUV segment will be called Hyundai Creta. The new Hyundai Creta aims to rival Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

It was only a matter of time until Hyundai announced its presence in the SUV segment subcompact. South Korean manufacturer can not look indifferent to the success of models such as Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur. Which is why officially announced that its new B-segment SUV will be called Creta.Many believed that it will be called ix25 concept, introduced a year ago, in April at the Beijing Motor Show.

It seems that speculations were turned upside down by the decision to baptize manufacturer of mini SUV with the name of one of the most popular Greek islands.In the official statement, Hyundai claims he chose the name of the largest island in Greece because there, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea were born Hellas tradition and culture. Furthermore, Creta is where ideologies converge continents Europe, Asia and Africa and, therefore, an appropriate name for an SUV that aims to have a global reach.

World debut of the new Hyundai Creta will take place in the second half of this year in India. The model is then released gradually and other global markets.

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