Hyundai Creta compact SUV is available with three powertrain options – 1.6-litre Gamma VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel.
What better proof of popularity can there be than the fact that ever since its launch, the Creta has been the top-selling SUV in the country.
August 26, 2016 : Hyundai Creta has been receiving excellent response from car buyers ever since its launch in 2015. Till March 2016, the company registered over 1 lakh pre-orders for the SUV. At one time, the Creta had a waiting period of around 6-8 months which was later reduced to 3-4 months. The company had increased the production capacity to 13,000 units in April 2016. In order to further reduce the waiting period, Hyundai has decided to ramp-up the production for the Creta by 25 per cent in coming months. The company announced the increase in production during the launch of new Hyundai Elantra sedan. Adding to it, the Korean automaker is also planning to launch the new Hyundai Tucson SUV in India during September-October, 2016.
Hyundai India has recently introduced automatic transmission on one more diesel variant of the Creta compact SUV. Priced at Rs 13.56 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Hyundai Creta S+ diesel AT comes as a more affordable option for buyers who want hassle-free drivability. This entry-level automatic variant is around Rs 1.06 less expensive than the SX+ diesel AT variant that costs Rs 14.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Bookings for the new diesel automatic variant are open across all Hyundai dealerships in India. Reports suggest that the Creta S+ diesel AT currently has a waiting period of around 2 months.
Earlier, the automatic transmission was available only on the Creta 1.6-litre CRDi SX+ diesel and 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol variants. The South Korean carmaker introduced the Hyundai Creta SX+ petrol variant in April, 2016. The Creta was also the first petrol automatic compact SUV in the country, the Duster and Honda BRV automatic variants came later. The carmaker expects that both the petrol and diesel automatic versions could contribute 30% in Creta’s total sales. Apart from domestic market, the Hyundai Creta has been receiving overwhelming response in international markets as well.
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Hyundai Creta that achieved 1 lakh booking milestone within 8 months of its launch, is now close to cross 1 lakh sales mark in India. Till May 2016, the South Korean carmaker managed to sell 78,857 units of the compact SUV. What’s interesting here is the fact that the maximum demand, so far, has come for the Creta’s top-of-the-line petrol automatic variant that has been recently added to the lineup.
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)|
|1.6L Dual VTVT Petrol Base (MT)||Rs 9.15 lakh||Rs 9.60 lakh|
|1.6L Dual VTVT Petrol S (MT)||Rs 10.32 lakh||Rs 10.82 lakh|
|1.6L Dual VTVT Petrol SX+ (MT)||Rs 11.84 lakh||Rs 12.41 lakh|
|1.6L Dual VTVT Petrol SX+(AT)||Rs 12.86 lakh||Rs 13.48 lakh|
|1.4L CRDi Diesel Base (MT)||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 10.47 lakh|
|1.4L CRDi Diesel S (MT)||Rs 11.20 lakh||Rs 11.74 lakh|
|1.4L CRDi Diesel SX (MT)||Rs 12.11 lakh||Rs 12.69 lakh|
|1.6L CRDi VGT SX (MT)||Rs 12.37 lakh||Rs 12.96 lakh|
|1.6L CRDi VGT SX+ (MT)||Rs 13.36 lakh||Rs 14.01 lakh|
|1.6L CRDi VGT SX+ (O) MT||Rs 14.43 lakh||Rs 15.13 lakh|
|1.6L CRDi VGT SX+ (AT)||Rs 14.50 lakh||Rs 15.20 lakh|
|Engine||Maximum Power||Maximum Torque|
|1.6-litre Dual VTVT Petrol||121bhp @ 6400rpm||151Nm @ 4, 850rpm|
|1.4-litre CRDi Diesel||89bhp @ 4000rpm||220Nm @ 1500rpm – 2750rpm|
|1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT Diesel||126bhp @ 4000rpm||259Nm a@ 1900rpm – 2750rpm|
The Hyundai Creta engine options include a 1.6-litre Gamma VTVT petrol, 1. 4-litre U2 CRDi and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. The petrol engine is capable of producing a maximum power output off 121bhp and 155Nm of torque. While the 1.4L diesel unit produces 89bhp and 220Nm of torque, the 1.6L unit is good for 126bhp and 260Nm of torque. A six-speed manual transmission driving the power to front wheels come as standard while a 6-speed automatic is available as an optional.
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|1.4-litre U2 CRDi Diesel||21.38kmpl|
|1.6-litre U2 CRDi Diesel (MT)||19.67kmpl|
|1.6-litre U2 CRDi Diesel (AT)||17.01kmpl|
|1.6-litre Gamma VTVT Petrol||15.29kmpl|
Hyundai claims that the most efficient 1.4-litre diesel engine returns an impressive mileage of 21.38kmpl, while the 1.6-litre diesel engine offers 19.67kmpl with manual gearbox, and 17.01kmpl with automatic transmission. Whereas, the 1.6-litre petrol unit delivers 15.29kmpl.
– Sleek Silver
– Pearl Beige
– Mystic Blue
– Red Passion
– Phantom Black
– Polar White
Base: 2-DIN music system with CD/AUX/USB/iPod and 4 speakers, front and rear power windows, manual AC unit, rear AC vents, full cloth seat upholstery, tilt steering,16-inch wheels, ABS (anti-lock braking system), keyless entry with a foldable key and central locking.
S (+ Base Features) – Height adjustable driver seat, steering mounted controls, 5-inch touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth, foglights, electrically adjustable ORVMs, silver skid plates at the front and rear and rear defogger.
S+(+ S Features) – An AVN system with a shark fin antenna, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual airbags and rear parking camera and sensors.
SX (+ S+ Features) – Automatic climate control, rear wiper and washer, projector headlights with static bending lights and LED position lights,16-inch alloys, electric folding wing mirrors, rear parking sensors and dual airbags.
SX+(+ SX Features) – AVN system with shark fin antenna and chrome door handles, smart entry with push button start and rear parking camera.
SX (O) (+ SX+Features) – 7-inch touchscreen AVN system, leather pack, supervision cluster, chrome door handles,17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, ESC (electronic stability control), VSM (vehicle stability management), side and curtain airbags, smart entry with push button start, hill-start assist control and rear parking camera.
Based on the ix25 compact SUV available in China, the Hyundai Creata is above 4-metres in length. The compact SUV measures 4270mm in length, 1780mm in width and 1622mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2590mm. Like other new breed of Hyundai cars, the Global SUV is designed on the company’s Fluidic Design Sculpture 2.0. The vehicle borrows some of its design elements from the Santa Fe SUV. The car has an aggressive front fascia with features like sporty bumper, silver skid plates, newly styled chrome grille, fog lamps, uniquely designed headlamps with silver inserts and integrated LED daytime running lamps.
The Creta has forward leaning stance with muscular wheel arches for squad stance. The top-end model of the compact SUV comes fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels and 215/ 60 R17 tyres, while other variants get 16-inch alloys with 205/ 65 R16 tyres. The vehicle also features aggressive character lines running across the length, and body coloured ORVMs with integrated blinkers. At the rear end, the SUV gets newly styled tail-lamps, new roof mounted spoiler and silver skid plate.
The interior of the Creta looks identical to the Verna and the Elite i20. This compact SUV comes equipped with several comfort and connectivity features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, power steering, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, rear AC vents, leather upholstery, etc. It offers large boot space of 400-litres.
The Hyundai Creta achieved four-star rating in the Latin NCAP (new car assessment programme) crash test. The Creta’s structural integrity was deemed as stable, and it had good loading capabilities. The compact SUV scored a 4-star rating between good to adequate protection for adult occupants in frontal crash test, and 3-stars rating for child occupant protection.
Latin NACP’s testing protocol mandates that the child seats for 3-year olds and 18-month olds should prevent excessive forward movement and provide good protection respectively. Though, the Creta failed to pass some of the safety restraints installation tests. The vehicle also losses points on lacking the passenger airbag de-activation switch and 3-point seat belts for all occupants. The India-spec Hyundai Creta gets dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard safety features, while dual front, side and curtain airbags, hill start assist and stability control are exclusively offered on the top-end model.
The massive demand, usually, results in a long waiting period. According to reports, certain variants of the Hyundai Creta have a waiting period of over 6 months. Hyundai India had increased production of the compact SUV from 5,000 units per month to 7,000 units in October 2016. With an aim to further reduce the Creta’s waiting period, the company plans to further ramp up its production up to 13,000 units per month.
|Ground Clearance||183 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55-liters|
Front – McPherson strut with coil spring
Rear – Coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring
Front – Disc
Rear – Drum
205/ 65 R16 – Base, S, S+, SX and SX+
215/ 60 R17 – SX (O)
With premium styling, practical interior and refined engines, the Hyundai Creta makes an overall package for SUV buyers.