Hyundai has announced plans to launch a new sub-compact crossover.

Hyundai has announced plans to launch a new sub-compact crossover.

Set to adopt the Creta moniker, the crossover promises to be an "influential global model" that will help the company reach consumers in new and established international markets.

Hyundai was coy on additional information but confirmed the model's name is primarily derived from the island of Crete.  The company went on to say "Creta deliberately evokes welcome similarities with the term ‘creative’, and draws on positive associations with the Mediterranean island of Crete, which is famed for combining a relaxed and tranquil environment with a vibrant, energetic approach to outdoor activities."

The Creta will be launched in India later this year, before being offered globally.

Note: Hyundai ix25 concept pictured

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