Hyundai Creta is the best-selling mid-size SUV in Indian. Hyundai was leading the segment before the new generation was launched also. The Creta has also become more premium due to which the price of the SUV has also gone up. Now, the Creta starts from Rs. 9.99 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 17.53 lakhs ex-showroom. Many people now cannot afford the well-equipped variants because of the steep pricing. Due to this, they are opting for the base variant and then are headed to after-market shops that can install the features from the higher variants and make their Creta look better.
Here is such a video uploaded by Technical bhopal on their YouTube channel. The modifications have been done by Star Car Decor on the EX variant of Creta. The video first showcases the packaging in which the cruise control buttons comes from the factory. It comes with an 8 pin coupler which is supposed to fit perfectly. At the front, you get several buttons with speed increase/decrease, cruise control, Multi-information button, Then the steering wheel is removed and the cruise control buttons are installed on the steering wheel.
After installing back the steering wheel, the vlogger shows us that all the multi-information display controls are working and user settings are working. Then the vlogger shows the cruise control in action. We can see the cruise control written in the multi-information display and the driver is not giving any inputs to the throttle. As soon as the driver presses the brakes, the cruise control is disengaged. The driver also increases the speed from the buttons placed on the steering wheel. However, the cruise control only works when the speed of the vehicle is above 40 kmph. As per the vlogger, this modification works in the E and EX variant of the Creta. The owner of the SUV also seems pretty happy with the installation of the cruise control system.
There are also other videos that you will find on the internet about how the base variant of the Creta is modified to look like the top-end variant. One such video you can find here. Hyundai offers the Creta with a lot of engine and transmission options. There is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that is available with a manual or a CVT gearbox. The engine produces 115 PS and 144 Nm of torque. There is a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter gearbox. It generates 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Then there is the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine option which generates 140 PS and 242 Nm. It is available with a 7-speed DCT gearbox only.
Hyundai Creta competes against the Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Kia Seltos and the MG Hector. Hyundai is also working on a 7-seater version of the Creta which will be called Alcazar. It is expected to get the same engine and transmissions as the Creta but will look a bit different from the rear. It will compete against the likes of MG Hector Plus, the upcoming Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Safari.