Kia launched the all-new Seltos in the Indian market last year and the car became the best-selling in the segment outselling the long-time favourite, the Creta. Earlier this year, Hyundai launched its all-new Creta to take on the Seltos and it has received a great response from the market. If you’re wondering which car to buy between the two, here is a video that compares the top-end versions of both the cars to help you to make a better decision. The video has been made by Rishab Arora.
Rishab compares the looks of both the cars and says that he personally likes the look of the Seltos since it gets the dark textured chrome, sleek headlamps and unique looking turning indicators. On Creta, he says that he likes the way it looks too. There is a good amount of dark chrome used on the grille and the car looks futuristic. The Creta gets cornering lamps while the Kia Seltos does not get those. Instead, Kia offers front parking sensors in the SUV. He further explains the side view of both the cars and the features too. The Creta gets a panoramic sunroof, which is missing from the Seltos.
Both Creta and Seltos use the 7-speaker system from Bose and Rishab say that they both sound extremely good. Since both the cars share a lot of technology and features, there are a few similarities like the IRVM buttons are same in both the cars. He also says that the likes the cabin feel and look of the Creta better than the Seltos since there is a little more use of the chrome.
The Creta gets a few advantages over the Seltos. It gets an electric parking brake, panoramic sunroof and paddle shifters. The Seltos offers 360-degree camera, which is not available with the Creta. However, the Creta gets a rearview monitor, which can be turned on while driving. The Seltos also offers the front parking sensors and HUD.
Both Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos get the same engine options and the transmission options. There is a 1.5-litre petrol engine with 6-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission. There is a 1.5-litre diesel engine option that offers a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque conveyor. The most powerful engine available with both the cars is a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The Seltos offers a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT automatic. While the Creta only offers a 7-speed DCT automatic.
Hyundai Creta was launched just before the lockdown and it received more than 22,000 bookings. The deliveries have started in selected cities where the lockdown rules are relaxed.