Hyundai Creta, one of India’s most popular compact SUV in the segment is about get a new gearbox option. According to reports, Hyundai Creta will be soon getting a 6-speed iMT or Intelligent Manual Transmission. Creta is not the only car in Hyundai line-up to get iMT gearbox. The Hyundai Venue and the current generation i20 hatchback also gets this gearbox option. According to various online reports, Hyundai is expected to launch Creta iMT in the market soon. Along with the new gearbox option, Hyundai is likely to offer a new Knight Edition of the Hyundai Creta. It must be noted that Hyundai has already launched a facelift for Creta internationally and a facelifted version of Creta is expected to be launched in India soon.
Hyundai will be offering the Intelligent Manual Transmission in the 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine version only. The 1.5 litre petrol engine is already available with a manual and an CVT gearbox option other than iMT. The 1.5 litre petrol engine generates 115 Ps and 144 Nm of peak torque. Along with the new transmission, Hyundai is expected to reshuffle the variant line-up of the SUV. Hyundai has discontinued the SX variants of 1.4 turbo petrol DCT and 1.5 litre diesel Automatic. Hyundai will be offering offering the 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine in a new S+ variant.
The Knight Edition of Creta is similar to Tata’s Dark Edition for Harrier and many other models. The Knight Edition will be an all-black themed Hyundai Creta. Both exterior and interior of the Knight Edition Creta will be dark themed. In comparison to the regular Hyundai Creta, the Knight Edition will get a new gloss black front grille with Red inserts. This would give the car a sporty look. The front and rear bumper would also be blacked-out and the front brake calipers would be finished in Red. Even the Hyundai logo on the front grille and tailgate will be finished in Dark Chrome for an even look. The lightning Silver Arc will be finished in Black along with the roof rails and ORVMs. The alloy wheels on the Knight Edition will also be getting a gun metal grey finish. A Knight Edition emblem would be placed on the tail gate.
Just like the exterior, interior of this new Edition will also see some changes. The basic layout of the cabin would remain the same as before. The dual-tone interior will be now finished in an all-black theme. There will be Red inserts around the AC vents and Red coloured stitching on the seats for sporty look to the cabin. Hyundai Creta Knight Edition will be available in S+ and SX(O) automatic variant. The Knight Edition will be offered with the 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol and diesel engine options but not with the turbo petrol variant. Hyundai Creta competes with cars like Kia Seltos, MG Hector, MG Astor and lower variants of Mahindra XUV700 in the segment. The Knight Edition of Hyundai Creta and the iMT gearbox would only help increase its appeal among buyers. The price of the iMT and Knight Edition will be announced soon.