Read the detailed review of Hyundai Creta and check out its deals & offers. Know performance details, features, safety equipment & more.
Hyundai Creta is an SUV which costs in excess of Rs 10 lakh and sells more than 10,000 units a month since its inception in 2014. The second-generation Hyundai SUV features radical changes compared to its predecessor. It has gone completely under the hammer to become a car with ‘futuristic’ looks. The SUV witness changes inside and out. The vehicle has grown in proportions and now appears sportier. However, the new looks may divide opinions. Interiors are a step up from its earlier iteration. It continues to get multiple engine options.
Let’s delve into more details which make the 2020 Creta more desirable than ever.
The second-generation Creta sheds the sober looks of its predecessor and goes sleeker in appearance. The front fascia features large chrome-lined hexagonal grille. The big headlamp cluster has now gone triangular with ice cube-like LED elements. The LED DRLs sit at the top of this cluster in the form of eyebrows. The fog lamps sit at the bottom, housed in bumpers.
The side profile features a lot of creases with pronounced wheel arches merging with the head and tail lamps. The A, B and C-pillars are blacked out. If the front fascia excited you, the rear one will make you think twice whether it’s the same Creta. The carved out creases and bulges flow all over the rear section giving it a more muscular look.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta has grown in proportions. It has gone longer and wider than its previous iteration. Let’s have a look at its new dimensions.
|Measurements||Old Creta||New Creta||Difference|
|Length||4270 mm||4300 mm||30 mm|
|Width||1780 mm||1790 mm||10 mm|
|Height||1665 mm||1635 mm||-30 mm|
|Wheelbase||2590 mm||2610 mm||20 mm|
Juxtaposed to the polarising exterior design, the Creta gets a more mature cabin design. The dashboard gets traditional setup and you instantly get going with it. The centre-stage is taken by the large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrumentation screen looks beautiful with sharp colours displaying different information such as speed, trip, tyre pressure monitoring system and others.
You get options of dual-tone beige black and all-black upholstery (1.4-litre turbo petrol). The contrasting red inserts in the turbo variant look elegant.
The tilt-adjustable steering with an 8-way adjustable seat helps one find the driver’s seat with ease. The seats offer adequate cushioning and good under-thigh support in both rows.
You get a lot of storage spaces in the Creta including a large 433-litre of boot space.
Engine and Specifications
When it comes to engines, you are no short of choices with the new 2020 Creta. It gets three engine options – a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine puts out max power of 115PS and 144Nm of max torque whereas the turbo motor produces 140PS of top power and 242Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine develops power figures of 115PS and 250Nm.
You get a 6-speed manual transmission as standard in 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines. While the diesel gets a conventional 6-speed torque converter, the 1.5-petrol gets a CVT option. The turbo motor comes with a 7-speed DCT only.
|Specifications||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre diesel||1.4-litre turbo petrol|
|Transmission||6-speed MT/ CVT||6-speed MT/ 6-speed torque converter||7-speed DCT|
|Mileage||16.9kmpl||21.4kmpl/ 18.5kmpl (AT)||16.8kmpl|
Hyundai has added enough features in the new Creta to raise its value for money quotient. These features include Trio beam LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, panoramic sunroof, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, steering mounted controls, drive mode select, paddle shifters, cruise control, auto AC, rear AC vents, power tailgate release, electrically folding and adjustable ORVMs, smart key with push-button start, front and rear USB ports, rear wiper and washer, rear centre armrest with cup holders, cooled glove box and sports pedal.
The 2020 Creta also gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Arkamys sound mood, Bose premium sound system, 60:40 split rear seats, 2-step rear reclining seat, wireless smartphone charging and BlueLink integrated smartwatch.
The safety features in the new Hyundai Creta include tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS with EBD, 6 airbags, ESC, vehicle stability management control, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, rear camera with guidelines, day/night electrochromic IRVM, impact sensing auto door unlock, high-speed alert, child seat anchorages, rear defogger with timer, central locking and many more features.
The 2020 Hyundai Creta is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 17.20 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). It is offered in fives variants – E, EX, S, SX and SX (O). The SUV competes with the likes of Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.
The 2020 version of the Creta has leapt ahead in terms of space, features and looks. Will it continue to sell like hot cakes in the Indian market? Only future has the answer to it. From our side, it continues to be worth your money.