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Hyundai Creta Overview

The Hyundai Creta was first launched in 2015 and over the years Hyundai has given it minor updates which definitely did boost the sales of the compact SUV. Three years post the initial launch, the Korean carmaker has finally given the Creta a comprehensive update. We say comprehensive because the 2018 Creta now gets a host of new features too. View offers on Hyundai Cars from Hyundai dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Hyundai Creta Exterior

Seeking inspiration from the flagship offering, Santa Fe, the Hyundai Creta looks fresh and unique. It doesn’t have bulging muscles or pseudo cladding instead has a much matured approach with a modern meeting urban design theme. Since it is based on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, also responsible for the gorgeous styling of the Elite i20, the Creta’s exterior design scores the most and is also one of the strongest decision making factors.

What are the unique bits in the design? Giving it a uniform brand identity is the new radiator grille sporting solid triple chrome slats, exactly like that on the Santa Fe. One good thing is that they have gone easy with chrome making sure it looks premium and at the same time fulfils the popular want of Indian consumers. Then come the wraparound headlamps with projectors lights, LED position strips and cornering lamps, all of which are a first in the segment. Ditching the conventional shape and position, it gets vertically slotted fog lamps. There is a strong profile which runs across the width of the front bumper with silver finished skid plates underneath.

To make it less resistant against air flow and increase fuel efficiency, the front pillars have an optimized design with the right slant angle. Both the front set of pillars get a blackened piano finish to make the side look elegant and also impose a longer glasshouse area. Giving it a sporty character are roof rails, chrome tipped door handles and diamond cut alloys, all seen as standard on the top end SX(O) variant.The plastic cladding on the lower half of its length give it the quintessential SUV look with an added ruggedness.

Hyundai Creta Interior

Just like every other Hyundai product the Creta’s interior too looks premium and quite upmarket. The dashboard in particular appears simple with the silver accents and the premium 7 inch touchscreen system available with the top end SX (O) trim, while just on the lower half of the dash you will find the climate control knobs which looks a lot similar to the newly launched Elite i20. Just beside the steering wheel you will find the push button start which too is available only with the top end trim, while the audio controls are also available on the steering wheel.

The Creta offers an impressive leg room for the rear seat passengers, the seats in particular looks comfortable too. However we do feel that the window angle is positioned a little higher than usual which might cause a bit of problem for the rear seat occupants. When it comes to features surely the Creta won’t disappoint anyone because even the base variant also gets rear AC vents, remote locking, a 4 speaker audio system. The top end SX (O) variant on the other hand enjoys from some exciting features like leather seat upholstery, keyless entry and go and 7 inch touchscreen system which also gets navigation system and helps by activating the rear view camera when the SUV is reversed.

Hyundai Creta Performance

The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift doesn’t get many mechanical changes but the 1.6-litre diesel engine gets a tweak in terms of torque delivery. So the peak torque now comes in at a wider band. The pre-facelifted had a torque output of 260 Nm at 1900-2750 RPM while the facelifted model produces the same 260 Nm at 1500-3000 RPM. While driveability has improved, there is some amount of turbo lag and the vehicle gets going once the turbo spools up. The mid-range is punchy and very strong. For more info on  Hyundai Creta visit agropedia.in 

The petrol variant now boasts of 3% better fuel efficiency (meanwhile, diesel gets 4% better fuel efficiency than before). The 1.6 petrol’s performance is same as before, there is a good low-end but mid-range doesn’t feel that punchy. Performance is linear but the motor doesn’t spin faster. The gearbox is slick shifting although the clutch has a longer travel.

Hyundai Creta driving

The conventional torque converter automatic unit is tuned for balanced highway cruising rather than a playful shift mode coz it will spend more time on highways than anywhere else. The box gets a manual mode when you need that extra power during overtaking or sudden manoeuvres. The shifts aren’t exactly precise and crisp. We preferred keeping it in the auto mode which too acted a bit confused if driven hard. Nonetheless, the lack of pizazz will go unnoticed by the usual owners who aren’t too keen to drive it with a spirited foot.

Still if it is made to travel at higher speeds, there is a constant need of steering input as the ride gets jittery. At higher speeds, the ride quality is decent except while entering corners at high speeds wherein the confidence level drops. However, the way Hyundai has put everything together in this compact SUV is really impressive as there is no redundant noise seeping inside the cabin even as the wheels battle undulations and rough surfaces. The NVH levels are segment rivalling; perhaps competition can learn a thing or two. The suspension setup is also inclined towards offering a softer ride and is optimized according to Indian conditions with the right damper settings.

Hyundai Creta Safety

When it comes to safety for the first time Hyundai does not wanted to take any chances at all and as a result the Creta comes with ‘Hive Structure’ which actually offers a robust but lightweight body structure which also provides strength and rigidity. Apart from that the Creta also comes with six airbags, ABS, EBD and HAC (Hill Ascent Control). The best thing is that all the variants of the Creta gets ABS and EBD as standard feature while the top end SX (O) variant gets 6 airbags as standard.

Hyundai Creta Price in Mumbai

Hyundai Creta On-Road Price in Mumbai ranges from 10,76,281 to 17,53,864 for variants Creta 1.6 E Petrol and Creta 1.6 SX Diesel Dual Tone respectively. Hyundai Creta is available in 13 variants and 8 colours. Below are details of Hyundai Creta variants price in Mumbai.Check for Creta price in Mumbai at Carzprice

Hyundai Creta Bottomline

The 2018 Hyundai Creta gets more equipment and the minor tweaks, especially the diamond-cut alloy wheels and the new grille make it look more premium and bold. The Creta has always been a very good package and that has reflected in its sales and with this updated version, we expect the sales to shoot up even further because a good car has become better.

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