Th Creta is Hyundai’s first attempt at making a compact SUV that will lock horns against the Renault Duster and the upcoming Maruti S-Cross.
Hyundai India is gearing up to launch its first compact SUV ‘Creta’ in the market on 21st of this month and the first batch has been dispatched to dealers as these images from a dealer stock yard suggests. To take on the Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio and the Nissan Terrano in the segment, the Creta could just turn out to be the new big seller with a host of features and a promising powertrain on offer. Ahead of the launch in two weeks, here is what you need to know.
The Hyundai Creta is powered by three engines including –
1) A 1.6-litre VTVT petrol that makes 123 PS and is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.
2) A 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine churning out 90 PS and 220 Nm and is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
3) The top variants get a 1.6-litre CRDi motor with VGT belting out 128 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque. This engine comes paired to the same 6-speed manual and also a segment first 6-speed single-clutch automatic transmission.
Based on the Hyundai Elantra platform, the Creta uses a monocoque chassis that keeps body roll well contained. On the top variants, the compact SUV gets LED positioning lamps, projector headlights, auto climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, smart key with push button start, child seat anchor (only on the AT trim), 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and much more. Safety tech includes 6 airbags, (dual front, side and curtain), ABS, EBD, ESC, VSM and Hill Start Assist. The base variants will get a 2-DIN entertainment system, manual AC and 16-inch steel rims while missing on several features. Given Hyundai’s history, pricing will be very competitive on all the six variants of the Creta.
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