Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) showcased its new SUV (sport utility vehicle) Creta, which is likely to have its market launch on July 21 for the Indian market.
The launch of this above-4 meter SUV will mark South Korean auto makerâ€™s foray into mass UV (utility vehicle) segment in the country.
The new SUV, which has adopted Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language of Hyundai, will be produced at its Sriperumbudur car factory, Chennai, and also be exported to various markets.
The Creta will launch in a total of four variants â€“ Base, S, SX and SX (O). The SX (O) gets projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, 17-inch 215-width diamond-cut alloy wheels, chrome door handles, rear wiper and washer and wing mirror integrated turn signals.
The Creta looks like a smaller Santa Fe, and its design is sure to be appreciated by Indian buyers.
Creta will come in three engine options – 1.4-litre CRDi diesel, 1.6-litre CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre VTVT petrol. While the 1.4-litre diesel engine-equipped model will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol-engined models will get a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmissions.
Interior & Features
The interior of the Creta is everything one would expect in a modern Hyundai – Solid build quality, well executed design and layout, and a spacious, feature-packed cabin.
The door pads on the top-end Creta SX (O) are lined with leather with contrast white stitching, what is normally seen on a luxury brand. A leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel rests in front of the ‘Supervision Cluster’, while vertical HVAC vents surround a 7-inch touchscreen AVN (Audio, Visual and Navigation) system.
Below the AVN system, is the fully-automatic climate control system, and below that Hyundai have provided generous space to store your phone or media device.
The standard features on offer will be central locking, 2-Din music system, 16-inch wheels, foldable key, etc. Whereas the top-of-the-line Hyundai Creta model will get smart key with push start-stop button, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, 6 airbags, reverse parking camera, projector headlamps, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist control, among others
Expected Price (ex-showroom)
The base diesel variant of the Hyundai Creta will be priced between Rs 8.00 lakh – Rs 9.5 lakh, whereas the top-end model might cost around Rs 12.5 â€“ Rs 13 lakh. The petrol model, on the other hand, might start at Rs 9.50 lakh.
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â—Â Â Static BendingÂ
â—Â Â Leather SeatsÂ
â—Â Â Shark Fin Antenna*
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â—Â Â 5â€ touchscreen audio systemÂ
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â—Â Â Smart key with Push button start
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â—Â Â Electric folding ORVM*Â
â—Â Â Rear AC ventsÂ
â—Â Â Steering mounted controlsÂ
â—Â Â 1 GB internal memory*
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â—Â Â Side & Curtain Airbags*Â
â—Â Â Anti-lock braking System (ABS)Â
â—Â Â Reverse Parking Camera*Â
â—Â Â Electronic Stability Control (ESC)Â
â—Â Â Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)Â
â—Â Â Hill-start Assist control (HAC)
(With inputs from agencies)