New Hyundai Creta: REAL reasons why everyone’s buying this compact SUV

The Hyundai Creta is India’s best selling SUV longer than 4 metres. Despite being around since 2015, people are still heading to Hyundai showrooms in droves to purchase the Creta. So why is it that everyone is still buying the Hyundai Creta? Here are seven reasons.

1. Design

Hyundai Creta facelift design

Over the years, Hyundai has kept the design of the Creta as fresh as possible by launching special edition versions of the SUV from time to time.

The facelift launched earlier this year, in May, refreshed the design, bringing the Creta more in line with Hyundai’s current design language with the signature cascade grille, new projector headlamps and revised bumpers. Also new are the Marina Blue and Passion Orange colour options along with the all-new Dual Tone Passion Orange and Black option.

Hyundai has ensured that Creta looks the part of an SUV and it sits right while not going overboard with the styling. This has really appealed to customers, who prefer its restrained yet likeable design.

2. Feature packed

The new Hyundai Creta comes packed with a host of features including a panoramic sunroof, 6-way electronically adjustable driver seat that also gets height adjustment, smart key band, wireless phone charge, speed sensing auto door lock, sliding front armrest and cruise control. The car also gets a new touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, apart from Hyundai’s own iBlue Audio Control App.

3. Premium interiors

The facelifted Creta offers revised interiors and a dual-tone interior theme option. The upholstery is made of premium materials, which is appealing to potential owners.

Another addition to the interior includes a new and larger 7-inch infotainment display on the centre console. Owners can opt for a new Tangerine Orange interior colour pack to make the cabin more attractive.

4. Powerful yet frugal engine options

The Hyundai Creta is offered with three engine options – one petrol and two diesels, all of which offer a mix of power and fuel efficiency. The single petrol is a four-cylinder 1.6-litre unit that cranks out 122 Bhp @ 6,400 rpm
and 151 Nm @ 4,850 rpm. The engine comes paired to either a manual or an automatic gearbox both of which offer 6 speeds and returns a mileage of 15.29 km/l.

The smaller diesel engine is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that cranks out 89 Bhp @ 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm of torque @ 1,500 rpm while returning a mileage of 21.38 km/l. The 1.4-litre diesel is only offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The larger 1.6-litre turbo diesel unit comes paired with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission options and is the most powerful engine option on offer with the Creta. The engine churns out 126 Bhp @ 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm of torque @ 1,500 rpm. The Creta’s 1.6-litre diesel engine returns a mileage of 19.67 km/l with the manual gearbox option and 17.01km/l with the automatic transmission.

5. Safety

Creta Safety

Hyundai packs the Creta with a host of safety features including multiple airbags (2 in the base variant that goes up to 6 in the top-spec variant). Other safety options found on the Creta include ABS, Hill-start assist control (HAC), Electronic stability control (ESC), Static bending lights (SBL) that bend light around a corner for better nighttime visibility, rear parking camera, anti-pinch power windows, and an electrochromic rear-view mirror that reduces the glare from trailing vehicles for safe nighttime driving.

6. Reliability

Over the years, Hyundai’s cars have proven to be extremely reliable and the Creta is no different. Also, Hyundai offers the Creta with a 3 years/unlimited kilometres warranty along with roadside assistance, which should take care of any unforeseen problems.

7. Good sales and service network

Hyundai has the second largest sales and service network in India among four-wheeler manufacturers after Maruti Suzuki. This means that potential Creta owners have a greater chance of looking at and test driving the Creta, which increases the possibility of a sale.

The same network goes to work after you buy the Creta, allowing owners to easily service their SUVs wherever they may be. Here is our review of the new updated Petrol 1.6 version