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The Hyundai Creta Gains An iMT Option And A New Special Edition Trim


Hyundai’s also gone ahead and fiddled around with the rest of the SUV’s variant lineup

 

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  • The iMT clutchless manual gearbox is limited to the 1.5-litre petrol engine in the mid-spec S variant.

  • New entry-level S+ DCT variant introduced with bits like panoramic sunroof, alloy wheels, LED headlights over S variant.

  • Knight Edition adds blacked out exteriors, red accents, as well as an all-black cabin with red inserts on the air vents and upholstery.

  • Knight Edition offered in S+ and SX (O) variants in 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines.

  • SX DCT and SX diesel AT variants axed.

The beginning of the new financial year sees the Hyundai Creta finally get a clutch pedal-less manual transmission (iMT), limited to the mid-spec S variant at a price tag of Rs 12.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). In addition, the carmaker has slightly rejigged the variant lineup which includes the introduction of a new Knight Edition trim as well as a new ‘S’ variant. Let’s take a closer look at all the changes to the Creta:

 

iMT Gearbox

 

Like was the case with its cousin, the Kia Seltos, the Hyundai Creta’s iMT clutchless manual gearbox is paired with the 115PS 1.5-litre petrol engine. The iMT comes at a price premium of around Rs 23,000 over its 6-speed manual counterpart. This 1.5-litre engine can also be specced with a CVT automatic option.

 

New Variant And A Special Edition Trim

 

 

Variant

Price

1.5 Petrol S+ Knight

Rs 13.35 lakh

1.5 Diesel S+ Knight

Rs 14.31 lakh

1.4-litre Petrol S+ DCT

Rs 15.42 lakh

1.5 Petrol SX(O) IVT Knight

Rs 17.06 lakh

1.5 Diesel SX(O) AT Knight

Rs 18.02 lakh

Aside from a new gearbox, we’ve got a new S+ variant joining the Creta’s lineup. It slots between the mid-spec S and SX. While it is offered in all three engine options, the turbo-petrol DCT option adds LED headlights, alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, electronic stability control, hill assist control, wireless charger, paddle shifters, and auto-folding ORVMs over the S and S+ petrol and diesel variants. 

But the main party trick is the addition of the Knight Edition. It enhances the Creta’s cosmetics with blacked bits on the front grille, skid plates, ORVMs, side sills, roof rails, and Hyundai logos. Red inserts on the front grille, ‘Knight Edition’ branding, and dark alloy wheels with red calipers round off the exterior add ons. Inside, you’re treated to an all-black cabin with a splash of red on the seats and air vents for that ideal contrast.

The Creta Knight Edition is limited to the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel powertrains. If you want the S+ variant with either of these engine options, you can have it only in the Knight Edition. This special edition Creta is also available in the SX (O) in both the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel guises. They’re priced at a premium of Rs 15,000 over their standard counterparts in both petrol and diesel guises. 

 

A Couple Of Sacrifices

 

This recent update to the Hyundai Creta has come at a cost though, as the SUV’s lost the SX DCT and SX Diesel-AT variants. On a positive note, the starting point of the DCT Creta has become more affordable thanks to the S+ DCT. That being said, to opt for an automatic 1.5-litre diesel Creta, you can only have the top-spec SX (O) now.

The Hyundai Creta is priced from Rs 10.28 lakh to Rs 18.02 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It takes on the VW Taigun, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Kia Seltos , as well as the Mahindra XUV700’s 5-seater variants. 

 

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