The Hyundai Creta is due for an update soon and a test mule was recently spotted on the roads of Tamil Nadu sporting a sunroof so it would be safe to say that the new updated Creta will be equipped with about the only feature it was missing, the sunroof. The Creta is one of Hyundai's most successful cars and one of the most sold SUVs in the country. The compact SUV is priced between Rs 9.29-14.60 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Of the 15 variants on offer, five come with a 1.6-litre petrol engine. Two diesel engines are also part of the line-up – a 1.4-litre unit ideal for city use and affordable motoring and a 1.6-litre unit that’s got more punch. Hyundai also offers both the petrol and diesel 1.6-litre engines with automatic gearboxes. On the mileage front, ARAI rated figures stand at 15.3kmpl (1.6 P), 21.4kmpl (1.4 D), 19.7kmpl (1.6 D) and 17.1kmpl (1.6 D AT).
The chief rival of the Creta is the recently launched Renault Captur
Hyundai Creta Variants
Hyundai Creta prices start at Rs. 9.29 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 13.04 lakh. The prices of Creta diesel variants start at Rs. 10.00 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 14.60 lakh. Hyundai Creta is available in 15 variants and 9 colours.
We drive one of the most anticipated cars in recent history - the all-new compact SUV, the Hyundai Creta. Read on to know everything about the exterior, interior, engine, handling and of course, value for money
There is no doubt in denying the fact that the Hyundai Creta is one of the most talked about cars in recent history. In fact, considering Hyundai’s recent products like the Elite i20, Xcent and Grand i10, the Creta is en route to being a grand success for the Korean manufacturer. So does it have what it takes to really be worthy of all the hype? Well, read on to find out more.
Exterior styling rating_4.0_rating
The Hyundai Creta actually looks the part of an SUV for starters. At first glance, it does look quite handsome and current too. This is mainly because of Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 sculpture that has been used on the Creta which tones down the curves that were present on some of the older cars in favour of a more euro look like we find on the Hyundai Elite i20. So what do we like? Well, we certainly like the large chrome grille and the projector headlamps with the daytime running lights, both features that are bound to go down really well with the Indian audiences.
We also like the adequate usage of black plastic cladding on the front bumper, door sills and the rear bumper which gives the Creta a slightly more aggressive and appealing...read more »
July 27, 2015 By Cyrus Dhabhar Photography: Eshan Shetty & Kapil Angane
After a 3,050km long roadtrip, driving along scenic rivers and amazing landscapes, we reach Kolkata, the final destination of our journey and the city where the Ganges empties itself into the Bay of Bengal
October 5, 2015 By Anand Mohan Photography: Eshan Shetty
Hyundai hit the nail on the head with its Creta SUV and despite new offerings ushering in the market; the Creta continues its dream run in the Indian market unabatedly. The stylish exteriors of the Hyundai Creta boast the menacing SUV looks while still retaining the sophistication of a contemporary offering. Interiors are best-in-class and spacious boot aids the cabin’s practicality. The Creta range comes with a choice of a petrol engine and two diesel motors - 1.6-liter VTVT gasoline engine puts out 122PS/151Nm while 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter diesel motors churn 90PS/220Nm and 128PS/260Nm respectively. The icing on the cake is the availability of both manual and automatic transmission on offer that Creta has in both petrol and diesel guise. The Creta can be had in the price range of Rs 9.29-14.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and is up against the Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV 500, Renault Duster and Honda BR-V.
Hyundai Creta Exterior and Interior
Hyundai's only competitor in the compact-SUV/crossover segment is a premium offering. It certainly looks like an SUV; the tall stance (190mm of ground clearance), black cladding all around, judicious use of chrome, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels etc. give it a premium look that many others in the segment do not have.
The premium feeling continues on the inside. It has a dual-tone theme (black-and-beige) with a neatly laid out design. The use of leatherette around the cabin makes it feel richer. The highlight of the dashboard is the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link smartphone connectivity with in-built satellite navigation.
Hyundai Creta Specifications
Hyundai is offering the Creta with three engine options: a 1591cc, 4-cylinder petrol, a 1396cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel and a 1582cc, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel. All three engines can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel motors can also be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.6-litre motors have a good blend of performance and efficiency while the 1.4-litre diesel is for the cost conscious.
Hyundai Creta Variants
The Creta has 14 variants to choose from. The entry level 1.6L VTVT (petrol) E MT variant costs Rs 8.92 lakh, while the top-of-the-line 1.6L CRDi (diesel) SX+ AT costs Rs 14 lakh. The automatic transmission is offered on both petrol and diesel powered variants but are limited to S+ and SX+ variants only. The SX+ variants are also offered with a dual-tone paint.
Hyundai Creta Competitors
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross: Maruti's premium crossover suffers from the fact that it does not look like an SUV. It is a premium offering with a good amount of standard equipment, good space for five people and their luggage and a powerful 1.6-litre diesel motor.
Renault Duster: The car that started it all, the Renault Duster is the only modern crossover in the segment to feature an AWD system. Its butch design, adequate space, CVT transmission (petrol), AMT (diesel) and all-weather ability make it score a lot of brownie points in the segment. Interior quality and limited service network make it less appealing.
Honda BR-V: Honda's offering in the segment is essentially a jacked up Mobilio with some mechanical changes to compensate for the raised stance. It is one of the only crossovers here which can seat seven people.
Nissan Terrano: The Duster's better-looking cousin (for some), the Terrano suffers from being too overpriced for its own good. It does get a diesel AMT variant which is a good option for those looking for a convenient urban SUV.
Mahindra Scorpio: The Hyundai Creta is also priced in the same price range as 'proper' ladder-frame SUVs like the Mahindra Scorpio. While it may use an old-school philosophy, it is a thoroughly modern SUV.
Tata Safari Storme: The oldest nameplate in this segment, the Safari Storme feels that way too even though it wears a slightly new skin. The Safari still has its road presence, ride quality and interior space to boast about, but its appeal is now limited to those who seem reluctant to let go of the past.
The Hyundai Creta presents itself as a great option for those looking for an urban SUV/crossover. The smart exterior design, premium interiors, punchy engines and convenient automatic transmission give it an appeal very few of its competitors can match.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Hyundai Creta
User Questions and Answers
Amit_Sharma_5 asked a question on 15 April 2018
Q.I am confused whether to buy 1.4 litre creta diesel new car or I m getting 1.6 liter diesel 22000km run at the Oct 2016 at 11.25?I am confused whether to buy 1.4 litre creta diesel new car or I m getting 1.6 liter diesel 22000km run at the Oct 2016 at 11.25?
WAIT FOR THE NEW FACELIFTED NEW VERSION OF CRETA 2018 , NICE ADDED FEATURES . OR ELSE , SEC. HAND VEHICLE , BUT MAKE SURE ABOUT TIMELY PROPER SERVICE DONE FROM DEALER , H/O ANY ACCIDENTS , ETC . WAIT FOR THE NEW FACELIFTED NEW VERSION OF CRETA 2018 , NICE ADDED FEATURES . OR ELSE , SEC. HAND VEHICLE , BUT MAKE SURE ABOUT TIMELY PROPER SERVICE DONE FROM DEALER , H/O ANY ACCIDENTS , ETC . EXPERT MECHANIC CAN ONLY SAY ABOUT THE STATUS OF A SECOND HAND VEHICLE. OKAY...Read More
answered by Dr_Raghu_T_Gopalan on 17 April 2018
Dhriti_Nayyar asked a question on 21 March 2018
Q.Is it is worth to purchase creta 1.4 E+?Is it is worth to purchase creta 1.4 E+?
Yes absolutely, the engine is the same as per the top model features are bit less but it's worth buying CRETA 1.4E+. }The mileage works as same plus cost comparison to jeep compass the price tag is toYes absolutely, the engine is the same as per the top model features are bit less but it's worth buying CRETA 1.4E+. }The mileage works as same plus cost comparison to jeep compass the price tag is too catchy.....Read More
answered by Rhythem Raswant on 23 March 2018
Pankaj_Naigaonkar asked a question on 15 March 2018
Q.Does creta petrol comes in 1.4 cc engine?Does creta petrol comes in 1.4 cc engine?
Yes it does come but only in diesel!Yes it does come but only in diesel!
answered by Rhythem Raswant on 20 March 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Hyundai Creta?
The starting price of Hyundai Creta in top cities are:
The Hyundai Creta is possibly the new benchmark when it comes to compact SUVs in India. With its great looks and interiors combined with a good driving experience, the Creta is certainly worth considering.