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Hyundai’s wide service network means owners needn’t worry

Hyundai has the second largest sales and service network in the country and here are costs of some routine parts of the Hyundai Creta.

Hyundai Creta Service Costs

1. Service Schedule – 10,000 kms/1 year (whichever is earlier)
2. Cost of Spares –

* Engine Oil Per Service – Rs. 1569/- (D)
* Brake Oil – Inspect Only
* Oil Filter – Rs. 451/- (D)
* Fuel Filter – Rs. 2016/- (D)
* Brake Pads (Front) – Rs. 3711/-
* Front Bumper (without painting) – Rs. 1600/-
* Rear Bumper (without painting) – Rs. 1820/-
* Headlamp Assembly (Each) – Rs. 4900/- (Regular) and Rs. 18,628 (LED)
* Tail Lamp Assembly (Each) – Rs. 3884/-

The above prices are inclusive of taxes as per Delhi MRP and service tax on labour charges. Hyundai also claims that their maintenance cost is the lowest for 5 years/50,000 kms in Delhi.

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We didn’t have any major issues with the Creta in all these months

The Creta has taken the market by storm and inspite of being the most expensive SUV in its segment, it is outselling the competition by a significant margin. Goes in to show that in today’s age, people are willing to spend a premium to get a better and more rounded product. The Korean compact SUV is spacious, has better interiors and comes with a long list of goodies. Moreover, Hyundai has offered it with capable petrol and diesel engines with automatic options available in both. The Creta, by far, is a complete package which offers oodles of practicality and reliability with a premium touch.

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The Creta feels like the perfect urban compact SUV

What’s Cool

* Looks premium on the outside and inside
* The 1.6-litre engine is refined and punchy
* The Creta gets a good list of features on board
* Ride and handling balance is pretty much sorted

What’s Not So Cool

* Feels a bit on the pricier side
* No Distance-To-Empty display

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The driving mannerisms of the Creta are much improved over older Hyundai cars

Testers’ Note:

“The Hyundai Creta is for those who want an easy to drive, comfortable and feature loaded SUV but it is in no way an SUV because anything with a monocoque chassis and front-wheel drive isn’t an SUV in my books, crossover would surely be a better term for it. I drove the car in the first month it was here and liked it for its ease of use and quality. I still feel Hyundai needs to vastly improve the dynamics because it simply isn’t exciting enough to drive around the valleys.” – Faisal Khan, Editor, MotorBeam.
“I have a huge attachment to Hyundai cars, I personally owned an i10 of which I have found memories during my college days. My family went ahead and bought the Verna which was based on my recommendation obviously. While both of those cars were priced reasonably, the Creta is simply overpriced for what it offers. However, in spite of that, what it offers is something no other rival does at this price point and that’s why those who just want a comfortable car opt for it and I would too.” – Aariz Rizvi, Assistant Editor, MotorBeam.
“I drove our Creta long termer hardly a couple of times and I have a few observations to make. First up, it feels super refined and the engine feels punchy to drive in the city. The gearbox is matched well and the ride quality is very good too. The handling of the Creta isn’t the best out there but the car feels easy to drive around. The interiors have good finish and the equipment list is impressive. All in all, Hyundai has got themselves quite a winner with this well-packaged car.” – Parth Gohil, Senior Road Tester, MotorBeam.
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The compact SUV segment is flooded with competitors now

Further Reading

Hyundai Creta Long Term Review – Initial Report
Hyundai Creta Review
Hyundai Creta Video Review
Hyundai Creta Petrol Automatic Review
Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster
Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster – Video
Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster vs Mahindra XUV500
Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster vs Mahindra XUV500 – Video