Hyundai recently updated all of its cars with BS6 Stage-II emission-compliant engines. Just a few weeks later, Hyundai introduced additional updates to three of its most popular vehicles in India – i20, Venue, and Creta. These updates include more safety features, making these cars even more compelling options. The best part is that these safety features are now standard across all variants at no extra cost, making the deal even sweeter.
Hyundai i20: What’s new?
Adjustable headrests and three-point seat belts have been added for rear seat passengers in all variants of the i20, from the Magna to the top-spec Asta (O).
Hyundai Venue: What’s new?
All new Venue variants now have a two-step recliner for rear seats, which should improve passenger comfort during long journeys. The updated Venue also features a 60:40 split design, three-point seat belts, and adjustable headrests for the rear seats.
Hyundai Creta: What’s new?
The Creta received updated 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options in its last upgrade, but the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine was dropped from the lineup. Hyundai has once again introduced updates to the Creta, this time focusing on improving the rear seat experience. All Creta variants now have a two-step reclining option, three-point seat belts, a 60:40 split design, and adjustable headrests.
The addition of these safety features makes the i20, Venue, and Creta safer and more comfortable than before. However, side and curtain airbags have not yet been standardized in this upgrade. Currently, only the top-spec variants of these three popular offerings from Hyundai come with six airbags. With the Indian Government pushing for stricter safety and emission norms, it will be interesting to see when side and curtain airbags will become standard in these three offerings.
In the last update, the engine options in all three vehicles were updated to meet BS6 Stage-II emission norms. The diesel engine option was dropped from the i20, with the hatchback now available only with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines. The Venue also received updated versions of the 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel engines, with the diesel engine getting a higher state of tune similar to that of the Creta.
Hyundai planning to bring new Exter
Hyundai’s upcoming compact SUV will compete with vehicles like the Punch and even the upcoming Fronx. The new Hyundai Exter is expected to be the most capable vehicle in its segment, with terrain modes and other traction-based features that will make it even more capable. In fact, teasers from Hyundai reveal that the compact SUV will be able to handle various different terrains. The Hyundai AI3 sub-compact SUV will be built on the K1 small car platform, which is already used by other compact models from Hyundai, such as the Grand i10 Nios and Aura.