It seems like Hyundai has updated the cabin of the Creta quietly. It now gets a piano-black finish around the infotainment system and the centre console. Earlier, it used to be just a dull plastic finish. The steering wheel also gets piano-black inserts now. This piano-black finish was earlier spotted on the Knight Edition of Creta that was recently launched.
The variant that we see in the pictures is of SX (O) iVT. Apart from this, there are no changes to the Creta. It still starts from Rs. 10.44 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 18.18 lakhs ex-showroom. The mid-size SUV is offered in seven variants. There is E, EX, S, S+, SX Executive, SX, and SX(O). The Knight Edition is available only on S+ and S(O) trims.
Hyundai Creta has to go against Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, MG Astor and Skoda Kushaq. Because of the pricing, it also locks its horns against Mahindra Scorpio Classic, Scorpio N, XUV700, Tata Harrier and MG Hector. Moreover, the competition will increase once Toyota launches Urban Cruiser Hyryder and Maruti Suzuki releases their new mid-size SUV.
Engine & gearbox
Hyundai sells Creta with three engine options. There is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard.
The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 115 PS and 144 Nm whereas the diesel engine produces 115 Ps and 250 Nm. You can also get a CVT automatic transmission with the naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with the diesel engine.
The turbocharged engine produces 140 PS of max power and 242 Nm of peak torque. It also gets direct injection and comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox only. You also get paddle shifters to take manual control of the gearbox. There are also various different drive modes and traction modes on offer.
For safety, you can get rear disc brakes, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, rear parking sensors with display, Emergency stop signal, Speed Alert System, tyre pressure monitoring system and Driver Rear View Monitor.
Hyundai is known to pack their vehicles full with features and Creta is no different. It comes with Remote engine start with smart key, electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, air purifier, front ventilated seats, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, cruise control, follow-me home headlamps, keyless entry, wireless charging, ambient lighting, cooled glovebox and much more.
The rear occupants get their own AC vents and armrest with cupholders. There is also a panoramic sunroof that lets in a lot of light. Hyundai also offers Bluelink connected car technology which is compatible with smartwatches.
The lower variants get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system whereas the higher variants gets a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Both support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The lower variants get an Arkamys sound system whereas the higher variants come with a Bose sound system and subwoofer.