We’re exactly two weeks away from the Hyundai Creta’s launch in India, which will be the South Korean automaker’s first such offering in the Indian car market. Variant details of the Creta have been leaked, and we’ll now give you a low down on what this SUV will offer to you, the buyer. Before that, we’ll look at some background information.
The Creta will be offered with three engine options, a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated petrol, and 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter turbocharged diesels. All these engines are already on offer in the Verna Fluidic sedan, and are expected to be in a similar state of tune on the Creta.
Transmission options will include 6 speed manual and automatic gearboxes. Coming to the variants, the Creta will be sold in 9 variants, with 3 of them petrol and 6 diesel. A good thing about the compact SUV is that all variants will be offered with ABS, an essential safety feature.
The base variant of the Creta will be sold with the 1.6 liter petrol and 1.4 liter turbo diesel engines. The feature set on these variants will include ABS, 16-inch steel wheels, fabric seats, 2-DIN audio with four speakers, rear AC vents, tilt steering, central locking, 4 power windows and keyless entry but without the push button start button.
The S variant will carry over the 1.6 liter petrol and 1.4 liter diesel engines. Additional features will include skid plates at the front and rear, foglamps, a rear defogger, a 5-inch touchscreen stereo with Bluetooth, steering mounted controls, electric wing mirrors and height adjustable driver seat.
The S+ variant will be offered with the 1.4 liter diesel motor, and will offer 16 inch alloy wheels, driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors and camera, and an audio-video-navigation touchscreen interface.
The SX variant will be offered with the 1.6 liter diesel engine, and will sit above the S (not the S+) variant of the 1.4 diesel. Additional features such as driver and passenger airbags, projector headlamps, static bending lights, LED position lights, automatic climate control and rear wipe and wash, rear parking sensors and 16 inch alloy wheels.
The SX+ variant will be offered with 1.6 liter petrol and diesel variants. The 1.6 liter diesel engine will also be offered with an automatic gearbox option on this variant. A rear parking camera, an audio-video-navigation touchscreen interface with shark fin antenna, push button start and chromed door handles will be the additional features on offer.
The SX(O) variant will be offered only with the 1.6 liter diesel engine, and a manual gearbox. This variant will be filled with safety features such as electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill assist control, and side and curtain airbags. 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, supervision cluster, leather seats and upholstery and a 7-inch audio-video-navigation touchscreen interface will be standard.