Hyundai Creta is one of the best-selling cars in the Indian market. The Creta was unveiled in the year 2014 at Beijing Motor Show. Later in the year 2015, it was launched in India. In the year 2020, the second generation of the Creta was launched. The Creta is one of the most loved SUV in the Indian market. With the current increase in the trend of SUVs, the Creta offers a perfect package of features, comfort and technology. The Creta is available with multiple engines and gearbox options which make it suitable for each type of buyer. Let’s take a deeper look into the Creta and find more about it.
Pros – Feature Loaded, Multiple Powertrain Options, Punchy And Refined Diesel Engine
Cons – Polarising Design, Steering Lacks Feedback At High Speeds, Top-End Trims Are Pricey
Hyundai Creta Exteriors
The look of the Creta might be polarising, but with time the design starts growing on you. Upfront, the Creta gets a flat nose with a big and bold front grille. The lighting setup gets a C-shaped LED DRL pattern and the headlights get trio-beam LED lights that are placed on the bumper. The fog lamps and the indicator are placed on the bottom part of the bumper. From the side, the big wheel arches give an SUV character to the car. The 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels look sporty, and the roofline has a nice silver accent on the C-pillar. The rear taillights are the mirror image of the front headlights with a C-shaped design. There is a piano black strip connecting the taillights on either side with an integrated brake light in it.
With the Turbo variant of the Creta you get a dark chrome front grille, glossy black C-pillar, 17-inch grey coloured alloy wheels, matte black skid plate, and twin-tip exhaust.
Hyundai Creta Interior
The Creta comes feature loaded and the equipment list is quite long. The normal versions of the Creta get a greige colour theme while the turbo variant gets a black and red theme which really looks sporty. The turbo variant gets red coloured contrast stitching on the steering wheel, gear selector and seats. Overall fit-finish and quality of materials is quite good but some usage of soft-touch materials would have been welcomed. The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment comes feature-loaded and is also slick to use with amazing graphics. The infotainment comes paired with an 8-speaker Bose audio system. It comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, & USB connectivity. The Creta comes with Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity which makes this car a connected car. The instrument cluster gets a 7-inch TFT screen that looks sharp and gives most of the important information regarding the car. The automatic version of the Creta gets an aircraft-style gear lever. In terms of equipment, the Creta gets a large panoramic sunroof, electric parking brake, auto-hold function, cooled glove box, automatic headlamps & wipers, ventilated seats, auto-dimming IRVM, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, air-purifier with perfume, cruise control, paddle shifters, wireless phone charger, TPMS and much more.
Hyundai Creta Space
The front seats are quite comfortable and provide a good amount of support. The legroom at the rear is more than enough, and three adults can sit at back but, for a comfortable experience, two adults are good. The boot capacity of the Creta is 433 litres.
Hyundai Creta Engine Performance
The Creta is offered with three engine options. The first one is a 1.5-litre petrol engine churning out 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT (which Hyundai likes to call IVT). The second one is the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine churning out 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed DCT. The third engine is a 1.5-litre diesel engine churning out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated either to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. There are three driving modes on offer – Eco, Comfort, and Sport.
Talking about the 1.5-litre petrol engine, the engine produces power linearly and is best for the city traffic conditions. The NVH levels of the engine are good, and you hear a little from this engine. The 6-speed MT is easy to use, and the clutch is also on the lighter side. The CVT works well with light throttle inputs, and with a hard foot on the accelerator, you can feel the rubber band effect.
The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine is best suited for the enthusiast. It gives the best of both worlds there is refinement, like a petrol engine and power, like a diesel engine. There is a small amount of turbo lag present at lower RPM. The engine shines in the midrange, and the DCT also compliments the engine well. At low speeds, you can feel some amount of jerks from the gearbox.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine offers excellent driveability and feels punchy. Overall NVH levels of the diesel engine are excellent. Torque is available across the rev band. The midrange feels punchy, and the turbo-lag is also well contained. It starts pulling from as low as 1200 RPM, and there is a sudden burst of power after 2000 RPM, and it keeps on pulling till 4000 RPM. The engine feels a bit noisy past 3500 RPM, but it’s not very harsh. The gearshifts are smooth, and the clutch also feels on the lighter side.
Hyundai Creta Mileage
The Hyundai Creta petrol has an ARAI fuel efficiency of 16.9 km/l for both manual and automatic transmission. In real-world conditions, you can expect anywhere between 10-13 km/l in city traffic and 13-15 km/l on highways.
The Hyundai Creta diesel has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 21.4 km/l for manual transmission and 18.5 km/l for automatic transmission. In real-world conditions, you can expect anywhere between 13-15 km/l in city traffic and 15-19 km/l on highways.
The Turbo Variant with DCT has an ARAI fuel efficiency of 16.8 km/l. In real-world conditions, you can expect anywhere between 10-13 km/l in city traffic and 13-16 km/l on highways. However, fuel efficiency depends on driving conditions, traffic conditions, and other such external factors.
Hyundai Creta Handling
Like the other Hyundai cars, the Creta also comes with a light steering. Driving the Creta in the city traffic is an effortless task. However, out on the highways, you can feel a lack of steering feel and feedback.
Hyundai Creta Comfort
The suspension of the Creta is tuned on the softer side, which allows the car to take the bad roads with ease. The body roll is also well contained, and the ride isn’t as bouncy as before. The Creta feels stable at high speeds, and the overall ride quality is good.
Hyundai Creta Safety
The new Creta gets a new platform that feels more solid than before. In terms of safety equipment, the Creta gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, front seat belts with pre-tensioner, speed alerts, impact sensing auto door unlock, driver and passenger seat belt reminder as standard. In the top two trims, you get additional electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management control (VSM), hill-start control, rear disc brakes, and theft alarm. In the top-end trim, you get 6 airbags.
Hyundai Creta Service
The service network of the Hyundai is widely spread across the nation. Hyundai’s after-sales service and reliability are known to be impressive. Hyundai cars come with a hassle-free ownership experience.
Hyundai Creta Price
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Creta 1.5-litre Petrol:
- Hyundai Creta E (MT) – Rs. 11.64 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta EX (MT) – Rs. 12.96 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta S (MT) – Rs. 14.40 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (MT) – Rs. 16.56 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (IVT) – Rs. 18.33 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (O) (IVT) – Rs. 19.75 lakhs
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Creta 1.4-litre Turbo Petrol:
- Hyundai Creta SX (DCT) – Rs. 19.76 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX DT (DCT) – Rs. 19.76 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (O) (DCT) – Rs. 20.97 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (O) DT (DCT) – Rs. 20.97 lakhs
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Creta 1.5-litre Diesel:
- Hyundai Creta E (MT) – Rs. 12.65 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta EX (MT) – Rs. 14.31 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta S (MT) – Rs. 15.83 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (MT) – Rs. 18.03 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (O) (MT) – Rs. 19.60 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (AT) – Rs. 19.84 lakhs
- Hyundai Creta SX (O) (AT) – Rs. 21.27 lakhs
Hyundai Creta Resale Value
The second generation of the Creta is relatively new in the market. Because the Creta is gaining sales figures, the resale value is expected to be good. The resale value also relies on the condition of the vehicle and the total kilometres driven.
Hyundai Creta Colours
The Hyundai Creta is offered in following colours:
- Typhoon Silver
- Polar White
- Red Mulberry
- Galaxy Blue
- Lava Orange
- Phantom Black
- Titan Grey
- Polar White With Phantom Black Roof (Turbo Variant)
- Lava Orange With Phantom Black Roof (Turbo Variant)
- Deep Forest (Turbo Variant)
Turbo variants are also available in single tone polar white and phantom black.
Hyundai Creta Specs
Following are the specifications of the Hyundai Creta
- Engine:- 1497cc, 4 Cylinder, MPi Petrol | 1353cc, 4 Cylinder, Turbo GDi Petrol | 1493cc, 4 Cylinder, U2 CRDi Diesel
- Power:- 115 PS @ 6300 RPM | 140 PS @ 6000 RPM | 115 PS @ 4000 RPM
- Torque:- 145 Nm @ 4500 RPM | 242 Nm @ 1500-3200 RPM | 250 Nm @ 1500-2750 RPM
- Transmission:- 6-Speed MT, IVT | 7-Speed DCT | 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic
- Fuel Efficiency (ARAI):- 16.9 km/l (MT/IVT) | 16.8 km/l (DCT) | 21.4 km/l (MT), 18.5 (AT)
- Fuel Efficiency (Real World):- 10-13 km/l (City) 13-15 (Highway) | 10-13 km/l (City) 13-16 (Highway) | 13-15 km/l (City) 15-19 (Highway)
- Dimensions (L x W x H):- 4300 mm x 1790 mm x 1635 mm
- Wheelbase:- 2610 mm
- Ground Clearance:- 190 mm
- Kerb Weight:- 1265–1367 kgs
- Fuel Tank Capacity:- 50 litres
- Boot Capacity:- 433 litres
- Turning Radius:- 5.3 meters
- Tire Sizes:- 205/65/16 Steel (E, EX), 205/65/16 Styled Steel (S), 215/60/17 Alloy (SX, SX (O)) | 205/65/16 Steel (Spare Wheel)
- Suspension:- McPherson Strut with Coil Spring (Front), Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (Rear)
- Brakes:- Disc (Front), Drum (Rear – E, EX, S)/Disc (Rear – SX, SX(O))
Hyundai Creta Variants
The Hyundai Creta 1.5-litre 4-Cylinder Petrol MPi is offered in the following variants:
- E (MT)
- EX (MT)
- S (MT)
- SX (MT/IVT)
- SX (O) (IVT)
The Hyundai Creta 1.4-litre 4-Cylinder Turbo Petrol is offered in the following variants:
- SX (DCT)
- SX (O) (DCT)
The Hyundai Creta 1.5-litre 4-Cylinder CRDi Diesel is offered in the following variants:
- E (MT)
- EX (MT)
- S (MT)
- SX (MT/AT)
- SX (O) (MT/AT)
Hyundai Creta Rating
We give the Hyundai Creta a rating of 4/5.
Hyundai Creta Upcoming Models
Hyundai recently launched the second generation of the Creta in the year 2020. Right now Hyundai isn’t planning to launch an updated model of the Creta.
Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos
The Hyundai Creta and the Kia Setlos are siblings, and the DNA remains the same, i.e. the engine output figures for all the engines are the same for both the cars. The main difference is that in the turbo variant the Seltos gets an option of a manual transmission while the Creta only has an option of DCT. The Seltos looks more attractive, while the Creta might not please your eyes. Both the cars are feature-loaded, and certain features that are present on the Seltos are not present on the Creta and vice versa. Like the Seltos gets a 360-degree parking camera, heads up display, lane watch assist, and automatic wipers. On the other hand, the Creta gets an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function and a panoramic sunroof. In terms of dimensions, the Seltos is longer by 15 mm, wider and taller by 10 mm than the Hyundai Creta. Kia Seltos scored a 3-star safety rating from the Global NCAP.
Hyundai Creta vs Tata Harrier
The Tata Harrier is offered with a single FCA sourced 2.0-litre diesel engine which churns out 170 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque which is much higher than Creta’s 1.5-litre mill. The Harrier looks more aggressive and bold and is also based on Land Rover’s OMEGA Arc platform. In terms of features, the Creta takes a lead, and the Creta is also available with a petrol engine option. In terms of dimensions, the Harrier is longer by 298 mm, wider by 104 mm, and taller by 71 mm than the Creta.
Hyundai Creta vs MG Hector
The MG Hector is offered with 1.5-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine option. The petrol engine is also offered with a hybrid system. Recently MG launched the updated version of the Hector with some exterior and interior tweaks. There is no option of an automatic transmission in the Hector diesel. Both the cars are feature-loaded. However, physical controls of AC are missing in the Hector, which sometimes makes it difficult to operate. In terms of dimensions, the Hector is longer by 355 mm, wider by 45 mm and taller by 125 mm than the Creta.
Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster
The Renault Duster is available with two petrol engines – 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine. The turbo petrol engine is also available with a CVT transmission. The Duster misses out on a lot of features and feels basic when compared to the Creta. In terms of dimensions, the Duster is longer by 60 mm, wider by 32 mm, and taller by 60 mm when compared to the Creta.
Hyundai Creta vs Nissan Kicks
The Kicks is offered with two petrol engine options – a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine. Power output and torque output figures for the turbocharged petrol engine of the Kicks are more than the Creta’s turbo petrol. You get an option of a CVT transmission with the turbo version of the Kicks. In terms of dimensions, the Kicks is longer by 84 mm, wider by 23 mm, and taller by 34 mm than the Creta.