Hyundai had not been present in the compact SUV segment for quite sometime. That said, in July 2015, the Korean carmaker introduced the Creta - a sub-4 metre SUV that not only availed the excise benefits, but became an instant hit since its launch. And Hyundai has taken the buyer very seriously for this segment. The Creta comes with a host of engine and transmission options as well as in a number of trim options to choose from. In terms of the design, not only does the silhouette look proportionate, it has the right balance of paint, black cladding, and chrome which makes the car look elegant. In fact, the Creta won the Indian Car Of The Year award in 2016.
Tall stance and appealing design are the things you would see at first glance
Excellent ride quality with electronic equipment to keep the Hyundai Creta's body roll in check assures maximum vehicle stability
ABS and dual front airbags standard across all variants makes the Hyundai Creta a safer vehicle.
Following Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the Creta looks proportionate, elegant and poised. And unlike some other cars from various carmakers, the balance of chrome and plastic is just right. A blackened out A and B-pillar for a floating roof effect also adds to the appeal. Overall, the design looks modern and very attractive.
On the inside, the plastic quality used is top notch. One may feel that the dashboard is not only well-built but also a segment above. Along with the excellent interior quality, there are a number of cubbyholes to keep your knick-knacks, a cooled glovebox and a touchscreen infotainment system with integrated navigation. As for the headroom and legroom, it is more than adequate even for tall passengers.
Powering the Hyundai Creta are three engine options - a petrol and two diesel units. The petrol, a 1.6 L unit generates 121hp max power at 6,400 rpm and 151Nm peak torque at 4,850 rpm. The diesel engines, a 1.4 L and 1.6 L that generate 89hp and 126hp max power respectively. Torque stands at 220Nm for the 1.4 L and 260Nm for the 1.6 L. Overall, the engines are very refined that are a joy to drive.
Power to the front wheels in the Hyundai Creta is sent by a set of four transmission units - two automatic and two manual transmissions. Both fuel options get their individual automatic and manual transmissions. all of them being 6-speed units. All transmissions are very refined and changing gears is very easy. In fact, the automatic units, although torque convertor units have negligible jerk during a gear change due to the closely slotted ratios.
Rs. 5.42 - 8.45 Lakh *