Hyundai Motor India has called its new SUV Creta.

The global launch of this new model will start in the second half of 2015 in India followed soon after by export sales.

"Creta will be an influential global model for the Hyundai Motor brand in one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments, helping the company to reach out to many more consumers in new and established international markets," the automaker said.

"The Creta name is simple and easy to remember. Pronunciation evokes welcome similarities with the term 'creative'."

The nameplate will be used in all markets.