August 05, 2016: Hyundai, the South Korean automaker has officially launched the first anniversary edition of its Car of the Year, Creta SUV with a price of INR 12.23 lakh for petrol version and INR 13.76 lakh for the diesel variant (both prices ex-showroom Delhi). Alongside the anniversary edition, Hyundai also introduced two new variants – Executive Variant (E+) and S+ Diesel Automatic to strengthen the line-up for its leading SUV.
July 26, 2016: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the second largest auto manufacturer in the country has introduced a new diesel automatic variant, S+ to its Creta lineup. Priced at INR 13.56 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) is approximately INR 1.05 lakh cheaper than the SX+ diesel AT variant. The company has already initiated the bookings for it at all the dealerships in metro cities with a waiting period of approximately 2 months.
The lucrative compact SUV segment has gathered a lot of attention from both the automakers and the buyers. There is no denying to the fact that Hyundai Creta has been one of the most talked about vehicles in its segment since the news surfaced that the company is working on a compact SUV for the Indian car market.
Hyundai Creta is the ticket of the company to mark its presence and the SUV has really attracted to the amass.
Hyundai Creta Exterior–
In recent times, Hyundai has marginally improved in terms of car design and is coming up with aesthetically pleasing vehicles. Following the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, the automaker has developed the compact SUVon a completely new platform. Undoubtedly, the Creta is one of the most amazingly designed compact SUVs available in its segment. It doesn’t look that muscular but it surely gets very fresh looks. Simply put, it is a head turner and feels way more premium.
It looks like scaled down Santa Fe from various angels. Features such as the three slat chrome grille hugged with the company’s insignia and the projector headlamps with the day running lights, are bound to go make to look a modern day vehicle. The usage of black cladding over the rear and front bumper and door sills give it an appealing stance. The large 17-inch Diamond cut alloy wheels compliments the side profile. The more stylish front is, the more banal the Creta looks at the rear. It comes with a thick chrome strip and split tail lamps on the back.
Hyundai Creta Interior–
The cabin of Hyundai’ vehicles have always been a hot topic when compared with their competitors. Hyundai packs its offerings with a bag full of features and the Creta is no different. Surprisingly, the interiors are well designed and simple to use. It features 5-inch touch screen display with optional 7-inch touch screen, dual tone interiors, leather wrapped steering wheel (limited to tilt adjustment only), leather inserts on the door panels,bottle holder on each door panel, rear charging point and rear AC. We must say, designers at Hyundai have utilized the space very well and the cabin feels airy and can easily accommodate 5 persons. The generous use of Grey and beige makes this compact SUV look a lot more premium on the inside also.
Furthermore, the company has installed all the possible gadgetry one can ask in this segment for instance climate control, key less entry with start stop button, reverse parking camera and GPS navigation. On the safety front, it also gets six airbags, traction control and ABS.
Hyundai Creta Engine–
The company has three engines on offer for the Creta.
* 1.4 CRDi diesel
* 1.6 CRDi diesel
* 1.6 VTVT petrol
The 1.6-litre, four-cylinder petrol mill produces 120bhp of power and 154Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, 1.4-litre turbo diesel motor outputs 88.8bhp of power and 224Nm of peak torque while the bigger 1.6-litre turbo diesel workhorse pushes out 124bhp and 265Nm of power and torque. Both the diesel engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Also, the 1.6-litre diesel is available with an automatic gearbox.
Hyundai Creta Competitors–