South Korean carmaker today globally launched its much-awaited Creta SUV at an event held in New Delhi. This compact SUV is available in 10 variants across 4 trim levels. Hyundai Creta’s price starts at Rs. 8.59 lakh and goes upto Rs. 13.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) depending upon the variants. This launch of Creta is an attempt by Hyundai to take consderable share in fast emerging affordable SUV segment in India, which currently is dominated by Renault Duster, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio etc. And upcoming S-Cross of Maruti-Sazuki will also be the immediate competitor of Hyundai’s Creta.
Speaking at the launch of CRETA, BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “We are delighted to launch the perfectly engineered and powerful SUV for the new generation customers. CRETA is a revolutionary product – a true expression of the ‘New Age Hyundai’. We are confident CRETA will strengthen Hyundai’s position in India and will lead a new trend in the SUV segment fulfilling customers’ aspiration of owning a ‘Perfect SUV’. We thank our customers for their overwhelming response to CRETA and strong belief in Hyundai brand. We assure them of our commitment towards meeting their high aspirations on world-class quality products.”
Hyundai Creta comes in three engine options namely 1.4-litre CRDi diesel, 1.6-litre CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre VTVT petrol. The 1.4-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol models are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6-litre diesel has a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Creta is the only SUV in mid-segment which has automatic transmission in diesel variant.
The engines of the Creta are the same as of the highly-acclaimed Verna of Hyundai, which has been well-accepted, tried and tested by Indian users. Creta is designed with strong ‘Hive structure’ body shell that denotes high structural strength stability and sturdiness.
The looks of Creta SUV are vey impressive from all angles and its built has been derived from the Hyundai’s Santa Fe SUV in the upper segment. This SUV comes with following exterior features :
· Diamond cut 17’’ Alloy Wheels
· Projector Headlamps
· LED Positioning Lamps
· Static bending
· Roof Rails & Skid Plates
· Door Scuff Plates
· Triple slat Chrome Radiator Grille
· Shark fin antenna
· A-Pillar piano black finish
Besides its impressive outlook, the interior of the Creta also attracts your attention and will make your stay inside quite comfortable during long drives. The other plus point of Creta is that various essential features are available right from the lower varaints, which is not the case with competitive models. For instance, you will get airbags, rear defogger, reverse parking camera, steering mounted controls, touchscreen infotainment system etc from the second variant(trim).
Creta also uses next generation infotainment system for effortless connectivity for all gadgets and devices. The SUV’s multimedia system boasts of 7” Audio Video Navigation (AVN) and with 6 speakers sound system. The AVN system features Advance Touch interface , user friendly maps, video playing and image viewing capability through USB, Bluetooth support and rear camera display. Adding to the entertainment package is an option of 5” Touch screen audio system that features Aux-in, IPOD, USB,MP3, CD, Bluetooth support with Best-in-class 1 GB memory.
Creta SUV offers 5 passengers seating capacity including the driver ( two in the front and three in the back seat). It also offers sufficient hood to store your luggage and other stuff when you are off to long haul.
The very important USP of Creta USP is that it comes with 3 Years Unlimited Kilometres warranty, which can be further extended by two years for hassle free driving for atleast five years.
Ex-showroom, Delhi prices of different variants of Hyundai Creta:
1.6 L Petrol – Rs. 8.59 lakh
1.6 S Petrol – Rs. 9.57 lakh
1.6 SX+ Petrol – Rs. 11.19 lakh
1.4 Base Diesel – Rs. 9.46 lakh
1.4 S Diesel – Rs. 10.42 lakh
1.4 S+ Diesel – Rs. 11.45 lakh
1.6 SX Diesel – Rs. 11.59 lakh
1.6 SX+ Diesel – Rs. 12.67 lakh
1.6 SX+ AT Diesel – Rs. 13.57 lakh
1.6 SX (O) Diesel – Rs. 13.60 lakh