2020 Hyundai Creta Overview
Hyundai is one of the most popular automakers in India and when Hyundai Creta was launched in 2014 in the popular compact SUV segment, the response was overwhelming. It’s been six years now and the second generation looks to repeat the success story of its predecessor. The car’s intimidating stance in the new avatar looks straight out of a sci-fi with broad grille and sleek headlamp-fog lamp set up which makes it appear larger than its competition. Nevertheless, 2020 Hyundai Creta is still compact enough to be manoeuvre easily in congested city traffic conditions. Now, it’s time to look at what this compact SUV 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, the 2020 Hyundai Creta has a variant that will match everyone’s budget and offer the owners 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. Let’s have a look at the variant-wise prices of 2020 Hyundai Creta.
|Engine||1.5-litre Petrol MPi||1.5-litre Diesel CRDi||1.4-litre Petrol Turbo GDi|
|EX||INR 9.99L||NA||INR 11.49L||NA||NA|
|S||INR 11.72L||NA||INR 12.77L||NA||NA|
|SX||INR 13.46L||INR 14.94L||INR 14.51L||INR 15.99L||INR 16.16L|
|SX(O)||NA||INR 16.15L||INR 15.79L||INR 17.20L||INR 17.20L|
The 2020 Hyundai Creta features a broad hexagonal grille outlined by chrome and three-element tastefully placed LED headlamps with an eyebrow like LED DRL. The exterior may divide opinions as we believe Korean designers have gone a little over the board in designing the front and rear profiles. The indicators have slipped into the fog lamp housing.
Looking from the profile, the pronounced wheel arches and new dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels give it a beefy appearance.
It gets LED tail lamps with a stop lamp in between the two. From the rear, it may be confused to be a premium hatchback just like its earlier version.
It might not appear in first glance due to the crossover look but the all-new 2020 Hyundai Creta has grown in proportions. It is longer, wider and has more wheelbase than its predecessor. However, in the process, it has gone a bit shorter.
Here’s the comparison of the dimensions of old Hyundai Creta and 2020 Hyundai Creta:
|Dimensions||Old Hyundai Creta||New Hyundai Creta||Difference|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||55||50||-5|
The fuel tank capacity has been reduced by 5 litres.
While the exterior may divide opinions, the interior will unit them. The 2020 Hyundai Creta interiors show maturity and decency in every bit of it. The dashboard has been kept simpler with neatly appointed 10.25-inch touchscreen unit in the centre. The TFT screen of the instrument cluster shows a variety of key information of the car such as tyre pressure, speed, trip, etc. In terms of upholstery, you get two-tone black and beige option with regular models and all-black cabin with the 1.4-l turbo engine.
The increased dimensions are likely to make Creta roomier than ever. There are an array of thoughtfully designed storage spaces across the cabin. There is a 60:40 rear seat split option and 433 litres of boot space. The availability of the massive panoramic sunroof makes the cabin look airer than it is.
Engine and Transmission
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Creta gets three engine options – 1.5-litre petrol and diesel, and 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. It is available with the option of an automatic transmission across its engine variations. While the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel mills yield the same power output of 115PS, the torque of petrol is 144Nm and diesel is 250Nm.
The most powerful engine of the trio – 1.4-litre turbo-petrol generates 140PS of max power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is only offered with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. You get three driving modes in the new Creta – Normal, Sport and Eco.
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel||1.4-litre turbo-petrol|
|Top Power||115 PS||115 PS||140 PS|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/CVT||6-speed manual/6-speed auto||7-speed DCT|
The new breed of engines not only offer exceptional performance but also outstanding mileage figures. The petrol variant returns an ARAI claimed mileage figure of 16.8 kmpl and 16.9 kmpl for manual and automatic versions. Contrarily, the diesel offers 21.4 kmpl with the manual gearbox and 18.5 kmpl with the automatic.
Inside the cabin, one gets the creature comforts of steering mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, Android and Apple CarPlay connectivity and much more. The interiors also feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system which also comes with satellite navigation and leather seats which gives a much more premium feel to the occupants. You get electronic parking brake, paddle shifter for AT variants, air purifier, cooled front seats and auto headlamps.
The highlight is, of course, the connected car tech – Blue Link system. It helps the Creta owner to keep a track of the car, establish geofencing or operating the engine remotely.
The top-spec trim of the 2020 Hyundai Creta comes fitted with 6 airbags, Anti-Lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), disc brakes and Rear Parking Assist System.
2020 Hyundai Creta is available in Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Red Mulberry, Galaxy Blue, Lava Orange, Phantom Black, Titan Grey. The turbo variant gets additional colours such as Deep Forest (single-tone colour), Polar White with Phantom Black Roof (dual-tone colour) and Lava Orange with Phantom Black Roof (dual-tone colour).
Pros and Cons of 2020 Hyundai Creta
- More engine and transmission options
- Loaded to the brim with features, right from base trims
- Plusher cabin
- The suite of connected features
- Dual-tone shades limited to the turbo-petrol engine only
- Auto-wiper and front parking sensors missing