Hyundai Creta Overview
Hyundai is one of the most popular automakers in India and when Hyundai Creta was launched as the company’s entry in the popular compact SUV segment, the response was overwhelming. The car’s intimidating stance is a courtesy of its design that makes it seem larger than the compact SUVs in its segment. Nevertheless, Hyundai Creta is still small enough to be manageable in city traffic and road conditions. Now, it’s time to look at what this offering from the Korean automaker has to offer and how it fairs against its immediate rivals.
Well when it comes to having a car for everyone, Hyundai Creta has a variant that will match everyone’s budget and offer the owners with a premium feel for the compact SUV they desire. What manages to impress us is, in the compact SUV segment, Creta is available with AT transmission options for both petrol and diesel variants.
|1.6 VTVT E (Petrol)||Rs. 9.29 lakh|
|1.6 VTVT E Plus (Petrol)||Rs. 10.0 lakh|
|1.6 VTVT SX Plus (Petrol)||Rs. 11.98 lakh|
|1.6 VTVT SX Plus Dual Tone (Petrol)||Rs. 12.36 lakh|
|1.6 VTVT AT SX Plus AT (Petrol)||Rs. 12.99 lakh|
|Facelift (Petrol)||Rs. 14.43 lakh|
|1.4 CRDI E Plus (Diesel)||Rs. 10.0 lakh|
|1.4 CRDI S (Diesel)||Rs. 11.31 lakh|
|1.4 CRDI S Plus (Diesel)||Rs. 12.22 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI SX (Diesel)||Rs. 12.45 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI SX Plus (Diesel)||Rs. 13.44 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI SX Plus Dual Tone (Diesel)||Rs. 13.82 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI AT S Plus (Diesel)||Rs. 13.65 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI Anniversary Edition (Diesel)||Rs. 13.81 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI SX Option (Diesel)||Rs. 14.49 lakh|
|1.6 CRDI AT SX Plus (Diesel)||14.55 lakh|
The car features an upright grille, a substantial front bumper which incorporates the front skid plate. The squarish styling of the car also bestows it with an intimidating silhouette worthy of an SUV and the protruding bonnet aids in assisting with the same.
One can still notice the fluidic design that Hyundai is renowned for and the rear mounter spoiler further adds to the car’s soft-roader appeal.
One also gets the wrap-around taillamps, raked rear windscreen and skid plates.
What disappoints us the most about the Creta is the unimpressive ground clearance. We believe in an attempt to cultivate on the premium appeal of Creta, Hyundai has compromised on the basic requirements demanded of a compact SUV.
|Ground clearance||190 mm|
|Boot space||475 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||55 litres|
The interior of Hyundai Creta was designed with the inputs of consumers and this is why it seems substantially spacious and fluidic in a contemporary Hyundai manner.
Engine and transmission
Hyundai Creta is available with the option of an Automatic transmission in either of its Petrol or Diesel variants. The petrol variant manages to hold its own against the updated EcoSport with 121.3 bhp on tap to offer, whereas the diesel mill manages to impress us in its 1.6L avatar which produces 126.2 bhp, making it one of the most powerful diesel in its segment.
Even with the latest entry of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Creta’s 1.6L CRDI mill and its 126.2 bhp of peak power output and 259 Nm of peak torque manage to keep the competition at bay.
|Engine||1.6L (Petrol)||1.4L (Diesel)||1.6L (Diesel)|
|Type||1591 cc- 4 cylinder||1391 cc- 4-cylinder||1582 vv- 4 cylinder|
|Displacement||1591 cc||1391 cc||1582 cc|
|Power||121.3 bhp||88.7 bhp||126.2 bhp|
|Torque||151 Nm||219 Nm||259 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/ At||6-speed manual||6-speed/AT|
In comparison to the latest entry in the compact SUV segment, Hyundai Creta’s 1.6-litre mill still manages to hold its own against Tata Nexon and Renault Duster (at a price). History repeats itself in terms of its diesel offerings and Hyundai Creta manages to easily take on Renault Duster and Tata Nexon.
|Variant||1.6L (Petrol)||1.4L (Diesel)||1.6L (Diesel)|
|Fuel economy||15.29 kmpl||21.38 kmpl||19.67 kmpl|
Inside the cabin, one gets the creature comforts of steering mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, Aux and much more. The interiors also feature a touchscreen infotainment system which also comes with satellite navigation and leather seats which gives a much more premium feel to the occupants.
The top-end model comes with start/stop button, automatic climate control, rearview camera and rear A/C vents.
Hyundai features variants which are offered with Anti-Lock braking system(ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), and Rear Parking Assist System
Hyundai Creta is available in Earth Brown, Mystic Blue, Phantom Black, Polar White, Polar White with Phantom Black, Red Passion, Red Passion with Phantom Black, Sleek Silver, Star Dust. A total of nine colours and the compact SUV is also offered in a dual tone paint scheme.
- Option of AT in both diesel, as well as petrol variants
- Powerful engine options
- Fluidic 2.0 design
- No AWD options
- Distance to empty and fuel efficiency is not shown on the instrument cluster