Hyundai Creta Mini SUV
The Hyundai Creta is a compact SUV from the Korean manufacturer. Powered by both petrol and diesel engines, the Creta goes up against the likes of a wide variety of cars like the Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio, Suzuki S-Cross and also smaller compact SUVs like the Ford Ecosport. The Hyundai Creta also offers good mileage and is priced well.
On the exterior front, the Hyundai Creta uses Hyundi’s fluidic 2.0 architecture. In line with Hyundai’s new design language, the Creta too gets a large three-slat front grille. Complimenting the chrome grille are the swept back headlights with LED Daytime Running Lamps and projectors. At the back, the Creta gets wraparound taillights and a spoiler with integrated brake lights. The SUV is 4,270mm long, 1,780mm wide and 1,630mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,590mm.
On the interior front, the Hyundai Creta gets a set of fresh interiors similar to the i20. The large and well made dashboard comes loaded with an inbuilt infotainment system and the likes of climate control and a start top button. The centre console also houses a large screen that displays media, telephony and other information. The Creta also has great interior space both on the front and the back along with a large boot. The interior color, a beige and black combination looks attractive and goes well with Indian buying habits. The instrument cluster hosts two dials for the speedometer and the tachometer with large easy to read font.
Under the hood, the Hyundai Creta comes with three engine options. The petrol engine is a 1.6-litre motor that makes 123PS of power and 155Nm of torque. The petrol Hyundai Creta comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel on the other hand comes with two engine options. The cheaper and smaller diesel is a 1.4-litre motor which is also available in the Hyundai Elite i20. The 1.6-litre diesel from the Verna is also available in the Creta. The 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel mill makes 128PS of power and 260Nm of peak torque mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both petrol and diesel engines are also available with an automatic gearbox.
The Hyundai Creta does have some stiff competition from the likes of the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross , Mahindra Scorpio and the Ford Ecosport. Being Hyundai’s first such product on offer for India, the Creta is certainly a car to be considered in you are looking at a vehicle in the Rs 10 lakh range.