Hyundai India has silently launched two new automatic variants of the Creta compact SUV – SX+ petrol and 1.6-litre CRDi S+ diesel . However, the company hasn’t yet revealed prices of both the variants. With the new Creta SX+ petrol automatic model, Hyundai aims to target buyers looking for an easy to drive petrol car for city driving. The automatic petrol version of the Creta is equipped with a 6-speed torque-converter transmission. It is likely to be less expensive than its diesel counterpart.
On the other side, the 1.6-litre CRDi S+, with a 6-speed AT, becomes more affordable diesel automatic variant of the vehicle. Since it’s based on a lower trim, the automatic S+ misses out on features like dual tone grille, projector headlights, automatic climate control, push button start and rear wiper. For people not in the know, the automatic transmission, till now, was available only on the Creta 1.6-litre CRDi SX+ variant. The Creta diesel automatic variant, currently, contributes 18% of the total demand.
Priced at Rs. Rs. 8.69 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Hyundai Creta is available in three engine options – 1.6-litre Gamma VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. The petrol mill churns out 121bhp of power and 155Nm of torque, while the diesel motors deliver 89bhp with 220Nm and 126bhp with 260Nm respectively. Transmission options on offer are – 6-speed manual (standard) and 6-speed automatic (only on the SX+ petrol, and S+and SX+ diesel variants).