Hyundai Creta Long Term Review
Long Term Test No. 113
Car Tested: Hyundai Creta
Kms Done: 6867 kms
Test Started at: 8399 kms
Test Concluded at: 15,266 kms
Mileage: 12.33 km/l, 14.86 km/l (best), 10.11 km/l (worst)
Fuel Consumed: 557-litres
Fuel Cost: Rs. 34,120/-
Rs. per km: Rs. 4.97/-
The Creta outshines its rivals & hence has become a hot-seller for Hyundai India
To be successful in the Indian automobile market, you have to either be a first mover or make your product to clearly stands out on top in the given segment. Hyundai wasn’t the first mover in the affordable SUV segment which was owned by Renault’s Duster before the Koreans decided to compete in the largest growing segment globally. When Hyundai launched the Creta, Indian car buyers were keenly moving away from sedans and were embracing SUVs. Couldn’t have been a better time and time is testimony to the fact that this SUV from Hyundai became one of the best sellers. We had a chance to sample this Hyundai over a long term test, read on to find out how it fared in our fleet.
The Hyundai Creta by no means is a revolutionary product but it is one which has bettered the existing one in almost every department. We had pitted the Creta against the Duster and its body double (Nissan Terrano) and it easily came out on top. Moreover, even after the Duster got the much needed facelift, the Creta was still unmoved. From the design perspective, it has all the elements of an urban SUV. Large overhangs, muscular wheel arches and a higher ground clearance, the latter being extremely useful for urban driving conditions. The external profile looks pleasing to the eye and the Creta feels more sophisticated than rugged.
Hyundai’s build quality has always made impressions and the Creta is no different. The doors shut with assurance and the dashboard looks and feels like it will last. Our near 7000 kms stint with the car over all types of terrain made our belief stronger. Every part of the vehicle refrained from squeaking or rattling. NVH levels are pretty good too. While there are tons of bells and whistles, we did miss the distance to empty feature on the Multi-Information Display. The touchscreen audio unit is intuitive but the display’s readability isn’t great in bright light conditions.