Hyundai Creta Overview
Hyundai Creta has been the segment leader since it was launched and is still it has its own position in the market. Since the competition has now become stronger, Hyundai has started to test the all-new Creta. The Hyundai Creta 2020 will be based on the second-generation Hyundai iX25. The Creta 2020 gets derives many styling elements from the iX25. Hyundai has given a new front fascia with Kona like Daytime-Running-Lamps design and the projector headlamps have been placed below them.
The front also gets skid plates for a more rugged look. The new petal-shaped alloy wheels, sharp lines with new bumpers will give the SUV a distinctive look among the competition. The interior will also feature new design with more upmarket materials being. There may be a digital instrument cluster which will really increase the value of the SUV. Creta 2020 specs may offer the same engine options that we have seen on the Kia Seltos.
Hyundai Creta Design
In terms of design, the Creta sports Version 2 of the Fluidic design language. The hexagonal bonnet grille with three, broad chrome slats and the peeled back headlamps are easily identifiable as the Hyundai design standard. The Creta is based on Hyundai’s ix25 and its design is fundamentally SUV than the i20 Active, the stylised variant on the i20. The Creta has been built on what Hyundai calls the Hive Structure, a light-weight body that uses quite a bit of high tensile steel. The Creta’s stance is more upright and the proportions are ideal to deliver on the compact SUV promise that it will attempt to fulfill.
A large bumper with extended cladding over the front fender is made to seem like a bull-bar and a simulated underguard below gives the Creta’s front a fairly aggressive look. The headlamps feature a LED strip and large fog lamps add more character to the vehicle. The floating roof is the other design element that is sure to catch your eye in the Creta’s design. The blacked out A-pillar and the rising beltline brings up the rear of the vehicle making it look larger than it really is.
At the rear, the individual elements seem like a mash of design inspiration from many of Hyundai’s other models. But, it falls in place nicely, and gives it a fairly strong rear design too. The thick C-pillar is a bit of an obstruction for driver visibility, but contributes to the strength of the rear design. On the contrary, the A-pillar is relatively thin, improving visibility at the front blind-spot area.
The tail-lamps are large units with their overall design matching the headlamps. The tail-gate has been designed to curve out and cut deep into the rear bumper. Boot loading height is quite low and like in the front, there is a simulated underguard in the rear fender too. The body side cladding is not unnecessarily bulky, but the wheel arches are pronounced and proportionate, helping the Creta still sport a squat stance on the road.
Hyundai Creta Cabin
Inside the cabin, the new 2018 Hyundai Creta gets minor upgrades, the biggest one being the addition of an electrically operated sunroof. This is for the first time that Hyundai Creta gets the addition of sunroof but it’s not panoramic. The dashboard is finished in black and grey and the touchscreen infotainment is located centrally. It is within the reach of the driver and offers a good response to the touch. It also supports Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror link and comes with in-built navigation.
The steering mounted control makes the operations easier. There are also a lot of storage spaces on this SUV with each door getting a bottle holder, cupholders both on front and rear. Although the glove box compartment doesn’t support cooling features the overall use of plastic on the Creta will impress the buyer in this segment.Check for Hyundai Creta price in Pune at Tryaldrive.
The height of the Hyundai Creta further adds to give more sense of space inside the cabin and the second-row seats get enough leg and headroom for a comfortable drive. The shoulder room, however, is not great and three people seated on a long-drive will find the surroundings to be a bit tight. The new facelift Hyundai Creta continues to get rear A/C vents, adding to rear occupant comfort.
Hyundai Creta Performance
The Creta will be offered with one petrol and two diesel engines – the 1.6-litre dual VTVT petrol, and the U2 1.4 CRDi and U2 1.6 CRDi VGT diesel engines. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual for the petrol, and the same manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission for the diesel engine. Hyundai officials didn’t disclose all the details about the engine and its power and torque figures. But, the Gamma 1.6 dual VTVT petrol is said to offer 123PS of power and the 1.6 CRDi VGT is capable of delivering 128PS of power in both the manual and auto gearbox variants.
We tested the car in the company’s test track at the plant in Sriperumbudur, near Chennai. The 1.6L diesel’s manual and automatic variants were on offer. The engine feels refined and cabin noise levels are really low. The car pulls clean from as low as 25 km in third gear. Gear shift quality in the manual is very slick, though we would have preferred a slightly shorter stick. Engine red-line was at about 5,200rpm. The gear ratios also seem to have been set for fewer shifts and a wide range.To know more information on Hyundai Creta check Emikolo
Hyundai Creta Riding
The ride quality in the Creta is quite sorted. The suspension seems to have been tuned to be very similar to the set up in the i20. Neither too rigid nor too pliant, the vehicle is composed over rough patches. Body roll is not too bothersome, though there is a bit of it evident when you put the car through tight corners. The NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) level has, however, been well contained with a number of additions such as the thicker dashboard panels, anti-vibration pads on the floor panel and optimised rigidity for the central floor tunnel. Steering feel is decent, though it not as precise as cars in the higher segment.
Hyundai Creta Safety
On the safety front, dual airbags, with ABS and EBD are offered right from the base variants and the SX trim that we tested gets 6 airbags, hill-assist control, rear parking sensors with camera and traction control. There is also the option to disable traction control using a button below the steering. The brightness of the instrument cluster can also be adjusted as per drivers requirement and is independent of headlamps.
Hyundai Creta Price in Pune
Hyundai Creta On Road Price is 11,30,492/- and Ex-showroom Price is 9,50,008/- in Pune. Hyundai Creta comes in 8 colours, namely Red Passion,Mystic Blue,Phantom Black,Polar White Dual Tone,Sleek Silver,Polar White,Stardust,Red passion Dual Tone. Hyundai Creta comes with FWD with 1591 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 121 bhp@6400 rpm and Peak Torque 151 Nm@4850 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Hyundai Creta comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .
Hyundai Creta Bottomline
The changes on the new Hyundai Creta might not be extensive but has enough to make the SUV look fresh and new. It certainly looks more matured and muscular than the previous model and is more aligned to Hyundai’s flagship SUV in India – the Tucson. The price of the 2018 Hyundai Creta has gone up by about Rs 15,000 and is totally worth the value. The company has almost received close to 15,000 bookings on the new Creta in less than two weeks of the launch, indicating it has been well received by its customers. With the facelift, Hyundai will further build on the Creta as a brand and will appeal to both new and existing Creta customers in a better way.