Riding the Hyundai Creta
In this auto tech review from JustInReviews, we will be exploring the upcoming Hyundai Creta.
According to reports, even before its market launch, the Hyundai Creta had pulled in more than 10,000 bookings, within a period of few days. What’s more, if sources are to be believed, since its launch, interested individuals have been flocking before the Hyundai showrooms all over India for the Creta.
Take a look at it from the front side and you will come across a noticeable and bold three-bar hexagonal front grille along with striking bi-functional projector headlamps plus the LED positioning lights. The slick chrome radiator grille and the skid plates provide a sporty look to this compact SUV. The 17-inch diameter jewel cut wheels of alloy bring style quotient to the overall appearance of this car.
The back side of the machine highlights a contemporary looking LED rear combo lights and extensive guard reflectors. The LED rear spoiler and the rear skid plate appears stylish. The rooftop rail adds functionality to this car.
Stroll along the sides of the Creta and you will come across an all around articulated beltline that starts just alongside the front wheel curve and runs to the back tail light. This noticeable character line appears in sync with the SUV’s voluminous surface, and includes a touch of manliness in the looks of this Creta car.
The Creta comes with spacey interiors with liberal head, leg and shoulder space for the front and second row travelers in addition to well supported and comfort providing seats having a 60:40 breakup towards the rear end. The dashboard appears contemporary and tidy. Hyundai has discarded a great deal of switches and controls influencing the control panel to be mess free. The nature of plastic used appears to be of decent quality and the fit and finish looks neat.
This Hyundai car highlights the cutting edge infotainment framework that is said to be meant for easy connectivity for all devices and gadgets.
The 1.6-liter Gamma Dual VTVT petrol engine brags of an ARAI-confirmed mileage of 15.29 kmpl, as against the 1.6-liter U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine that claims a mileage of 19.67 kmpl (Manual Transmission) and 17.01 kmpl (Automatic Transmission) respectively.
While the 1.4-liter U2 CRDi diesel engine is expected to provide 21.38 kmpl according to ARAI certification. Hyundai’s engines are claimed to be quite frugal and pocket easy at the same time.
The Creta Hyundai will be available in three variants namely – 1.6-liter U2 CRDi VGT diesel, 1.6-liter Gamma Dual VTVT petrol and a 1.4-liter U2 CRDi diesel engine. The engines are synced to 6-speed manual transmission in case of the 1.6-liter diesel likewise being offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The AT variant is reported to be marginally lousy, and does not shift as easily as one would have expected. In correlation, the 1.6-liter diesel linked to the 6-speed manual transmission can be said to be the better of the two. The steering has received a positive feedback, with a feather light feel at ideal and consistently weighing up with rise in speed.
The 1.6-litre petrol variant offers 123 PS of max power at 6,400 rpm and a highest torque of 151 Nm at 4,850 rpm. While the 1.4-liter diesel offers 90 PS of max power at 4,000 rpm and pinnacle torque of 220 Nm between 1,500 to 2,750 rpm, while the 1.6-liter diesel offers 128 PS of max power at 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm of max torque between the range 1,900 to 2,750 rpm.
The Hyundai Creta SX (O) top-trim is known to come outfitted with a number of safety features that comprise of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), reverse camera having sensors and steering adaptive guidelines, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Start Assist control (HAC), speed detecting auto door lock, front seat belts that are height adjustable, along with lane altering flash adjustment. Take note that the greater part of the aforementioned safety features aren’t present even on mid-level versions. So, if safety is a high priority for you, at that point you need to consider going just for the SX(O). ABS and the Engine immobilizer comes as a standard feature crosswise over the variant range.
The Creta Hyundai is available in seven shades namely – Polar White, Pearl Beige, Red Passion, Mystic Blue, Phantom Black, Stardust and Sleek Silver.
Korean brand Hyundai has recently launched its much anticipated compact SUV – Creta with costs beginning from Rs 8.60 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 9.46 lakh for the base diesel variant (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
– Spacious interiors
– Attractive looking
– Wide colour choice
– Higher priced than competitors
– All safety features just for the SX(O) variant
– Lack of 7-seater variant
(Inputs from: autojunction)
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