Hyundai Ctreta Review & First Drive

Hyundai Creta Overview

Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular offering in the Indian market that sits in the Rs 10 lakh – Rs 20 lakh category. The South Korean automaker has now launched the Creta facelift in the country market with significant updates at exterior and inside the cabin. Available at a starting price of Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom), the facelifted version of the car certainly boosts its appeal further.Hyundai Creta facelift employs range of safety features and it is available with the same set of engines as the pre-facelift variants. First unveiled in the Brazilian market, the Hyundai Creta facelift is likely to boost the sales performance of the auto manufacturer that happens to be the second largest car brand of India.View offers on Hyundai Cars from Hyundai dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

Hyundai Creta Style

The Hyundai Creta features a bold design showcasing the latest iteration of the brand’s ‘Fluidic’ design philosophy. Up front, the Hyundai Creta gets the signature cascading grille, neatly-designed bumpers and a distinct silver skid plate at the bottom. The headlamps get projector and LED DRL units. The side profile of the Hyundai Creta features a rather edgy styling. The latest Creta is also available in dual-tone paint schemes in which the roof and C-pillar come in black. There is a fibre garnish at the base which aids in giving the Creta, a rugged look. The silver roof rails have subtle dimensions. The compact-SUV rides on five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels (16-inch models are also available). The Hyundai Creta’s rear profile has got angular tail lamps, a sleek chrome garnish and a raked windshield with a spoiler on top. At the bottom, the Creta gets a fibre garnish on the bumper, incorporating a pair of reflectors and a large silver skid plate. Overall, the Hyundai Creta is quite a good-looking compact-SUV.

Hyundai Creta Space

The USP of any Hyundai vehicle is that it comes fully loaded with features and the Creta is no different. As a matter of fact, the 2018 version comes with more features like the wireless mobile phone charger, electric sunroof, a six-way electric powered driver’s seat, cruise control, sliding front armrest and auto-dimming or electrochromic mirror. The Creta also comes with a smart key band, which lets you lock/unlock the vehicle and with the help of an app, it doubles up as a fitness band.At this day and age, connectivity is everything. Therefore, Hyundai has launched Autolink app that helps you keep a check on the vehicle health, monitor driving patterns, manage parking, get roadside assistance and make a service request.

The Creta continues to sport a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, which now comes with an upgraded software. The instrument cluster gets a fuel efficiency gauge, which reads out both instant and average economy. What was slightly disappointing was that the Creta doesn’t get ventilated front seats like the Verna. When it comes to safety, the top-of-the-line SX (O) version, which we tested, is equipped with six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management control (VSM) and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC). What did surprise us was that only the SX automatic trim comes with ISOFIX child restraints.

Hyundai Creta Engine

The power out of all three engines are exactly the same as the engines of new 4S Fluidic Verna. The 1.6 litre petrol has an output of 123 PS with 155Nm of torque, the diesel 1.6-litre delivers 128 PS and 260 Nm of torque, the 1.4-litre diesel churns a maximum of 90 PS with 220 Nm of torque. Hyundai will offer Creta petrol with 6-speed manual, while the diesel 1.6-litre engine will be offered with 6-speed manual or optional automatic gearbox. The 1.4-litre diesel engine will get a 5-speed transmission. The diesel automatic returns a phenomenal fuel efficiency of 21.1 km/l. No details were given about the other variants.The diesel manual takes just 12.3 second from zero to 100 km/h. The car is quick and is fun to drive. The diesel automatic did the same run in 13.2 seconds.

The Hyundai Creta is expected to have a 0-100 km/h time of around 12 seconds.The Hyundai Creta petrol variants is offered with a 5-speed manual, while the diesel variants will be offered with a six-speed manual. Petrol automatic variants may also be offered in the future.The petrol engine on the Hyundai Creta is expected to develop 155Nm of maximum torque, while the diesel engine is expected to develop 260Nm of maximum torque.The Hyundai Creta has a top speed of 190kmph.The petrol engine on the Hyundai Creta is expected to develop 123PS of maximum power, while the diesel engine is expected to develop 128PS of maximum power.The Hyundai Creta have very well controlled NVH levels

Hyundai Creta Driving

In terms of performance and handling quality, the refreshed Creta comes pretty impressive.The Creta is very light in weight, thanks to its hive structure that makes the car lighter and increases the stiffness at the same time. The driving posture is very nice. Even though the suspensions are on a softer side – just like any other Hyundai vehicle, the Creta has handles better because of its stiff body. Overall road manners and impeccable. The Hyundai Creta is a comfortable compact-SUV to be in.The Hyundai Creta has Coupled Torsion beam axle with coil springs for the rear suspensions.The Hyundai Creta has front McPherson Strut with coil springs suspensions at the front.

Hyundai Creta Safety

Hyundai has put 6 airbags in the top variant including two in front, curtain, side and front knee airbags. There is keyless entry and push start button but the sensor on the door is only on driver side. The top-end variants get ESP and ESC while the ABS is standard across the variants.Another segment first is the ISOFIX seat compatibility in the Creta.Hyundai has created one of the best equipped cars in the segment and with the Creta, Hyundai has made sure the safety never gets out of the sight.

The brakes on the Creta are solid and confidence inspiring. Even under hard braking, the car holds its line. ABS along with EBD come as standard across all variants. The top end version of the Creta gets 6 airbags along with electronic stability control, vehicle stability management control and hill start assist. The middle trims get parking sensors while the top trims get reverse parking camera as well.

Hyundai Creta Cost in Hyderabad

Hyundai Creta Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 9,29,000/- (Creta 1.6 E Petrol) to 14,92,239/- (Creta 1.6 SX Diesel Dual Tone). Get best offers for Hyundai Creta from Hyundai Dealers in Hyderabad.Check for Creta price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Hyundai Creta Conclusion

With the sharp and elegant styling, the Hyundai Creta is most preferred by young families. The body shows a mature form of Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic’ design language and offers enough space for five passengers. The new Creta comes feature-rich and doesn’t compromise on safety either. The Hyundai Creta is also seen more as a status symbol among the middle class, thanks to its neat styling and premium feel. For all these reasons, the Hyundai Creta even became the best-selling SUV in India at one point.

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