The Hyundai Creta was launched on the 21st of July, 2015. The media drives will begin shortly. Almost everything about the Creta, including its features and even the initial impressions of how it drives is out in the open. However, there are 3 things that nobody still knows about the compact SUV. Well, the ‘nobody’ obviously excludes Hyundai.
So, what are those 3 things? One. 0-100 Kph figures. 2. Top speed. 3. Kerb weights. Now, why are we so interested in finding these numbers. Curiosity, for one. Secondly, you want to know which is the fastest accelerating compact SUV in this country, don’t you? We want to know too.
Hyundai India’s website has been unhelpful in case of the Creta, with the 0-100 Kph acceleration runs, the top speed as well as the kerb weight missing. Now, we know that the Renault Duster 110 PS Diesel’s 0-100 Kph run of 11.8 seconds makes it the quickest compact SUV in the country.
The Creta is the most powerful vehicle in its category, with the 1.6 Diesel variant putting out 260 Nm of torque. This torque number could make the Creta ‘the’ quickest compact SUV in the country. And yet, Hyundai refrains from putting out figures that could actually work in its favour.
We’re saying this as the Elantra, with the 1.6 turbo diesel engine in terms of outputs, and the 6 speed manual transmission, has been clocked to hit 100 Kph from standstill in 10.8 seconds in independent road tests. The Creta doesn’t seem as aerodynamic as the Elantra, and this could result in a slower number.
However, if the acceleration timing is faster than 11.8 seconds, it’ll still make the Creta faster than the Renault Duster, which is currently the acceleration leader. But do we have a way to tell? Well, without even the official kerb weight of the Creta, it’s simply not possible.
Hyundai India doesn’t like us extrapolating data from the China-spec Creta, known as the iX25 in that part of the world. Meanwhile, we’ve communicated to Hyundai India, and are awaiting their response about the missing figures in the official webpage of the Creta.
These figures for other Hyundai cars are missing too, both from the brochures as well as the website. So, is the Hyundai Creta 1.6 Diesel faster than the Renault Duster 110 PS Diesel? Your guess is as good as ours.