Hyundai India today strengthens its position in the Indian SUV market with the launch of all-new stylish, premium and powerful Global SUV – ‘CRETA’. Launched in both petrol and diesel variants in ten trims, at a starting price of Rs 8.59 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
Even before the official launch, the Creta has garnered 15,000 bookings and over 28,500 enquiries. It’s to be noted that India is the first market in the world to receive the global SUV (its sibling ix25 is already on sale in China). Going through the overwhelming response from Indian car enthusiasts prior to launch it is expected that CRETA would open the gates of new era in compact SUV segment.
Step inside, the Creta gets a dual-tone black and beige dashboard with silver accents, multi-function steering wheel and comes packed with segment leading features. As far as safety is concerned, the Creta gets a first in the segment, ESC, VSM, Hill Start Assist and 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. ABS and EBD are standard across all the variants, while the top-end SX (O) further gets side and curtain airbags.
Powering the Creta will be three engines – 1.6-litre VTVT petrol, 1.6-litre CRDi VGT diesel and 1.4-litre CRDi diesel. The petrol engine is good to produce 121bhp and 151Nm of torque while the 1.6 litre CRDi diesel has segment-leading power figures at 125bhp and 260Nm. The 1.4 diesel engine is rated at 89bhp and 220Nm torque. All the engines power the front wheels via 6-speed manual transmission; while the SX+ AT gets a 6-speed automatic transmissions from the Elantra.
An ARAI certified fuel efficiency of the Creta as follows:
- Creta Petrol 1.6 MT – 15.29 kmpl
- Creta Diesel 1.4 MT – 21.38 kmpl
- Creta Diesel 1.6 MT – 19.67 kmpl
- Creta Diesel 1.6 AT – 17.01 kmpl
A total of six variants on the Creta are on offer – BASE, S, S+, SX, SX+ and SX(O). While the 1.6-litre petrol comes in L, S and SX+ variants, the 1.6-litre diesel is available in SX, SX+ and SX(O) variants. The 1.6-litre diesel SX+ variant will also receive a 6-speed automatic transmission option. The 1.4-litre diesel version is available in L, S and S+ variants. The Creta is available with a choice of seven body colours – Polar White, Sleek Silver, Pearl Beige, Stardust, Mystic Blue, Red Passion and Phantom Black.
Hyundai India is offering a 3-year / unlimited km warranty on the Creta.
Prices of Hyundai Creta (ex-showroom, Delhi):
- Creta 1.6L Petrol Base – Rs. 8,59,558
- Creta 1.6L Petrol S – Rs. 9,57,062
- Creta 1.6L Petrol SX+ – Rs. 11,19,548
- Creta 1.4L CRDi Base – Rs. 9,46,939
- Creta 1.4L CRDi S – Rs. 10,42,225
- Creta 1.4L CRDi S+ – Rs. 11,45,030
- Creta 1.6L CRDi SX – Rs. 11,59,971
- Creta 1.6L CRDi SX+ Manual – Rs. 12,67,770
- Creta 1.6L CRDi SX+ Automatic – Rs. 13,57,770
- Creta 1.6L CRDi SX (O) – Rs. 13,60,156
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