In all honesty, love it or hate it, but the old Creta was a genuine blockbuster. In spite of the tremendous achievement of old Creta, everybody was sitting tight for the new moves up to Creta, as the adversary vehicles were updating at an extremely quick pace.
Hyundai launched the most awaited Hyundai Creta on March 16, 2020. It was unveiled in India in the auto expo 2020 at Delhi on February 6. Hyundai Creta rivals Kia Seltos and MG Hector.
Despite being a front wheel drive, Creta given a strong and muscular SUV-like dynamics. However the new Creta is actually 30mm shorter than before. Its design is actually inspired by Hyundai Palisade. Its design looks polarising either you will like it or not.
Coming to the front profile, it has a massive hexagonal 3D cascading grille with lots of chrome on it which gives quite a SUV-like aggressive look. The front profile is mounted with crescent glow LED DRLs following with 3 closely-packed lead headlamps. Below headlamps, a Halogen fog lamp and indicator lights are mounted.
The rear profile looks even more dynamic than front. The taillights have given the same design as of the headlamps. The protruding boot segment makes Creta look muscular. The Piano black finishing line which connects the taillights makes Creta stand out in the crowd. The stop lamp is in the centre of the black strip.
The interior of Creta comes in two different modules all back and orange sporty look and black plus beige luxurious combination depending on the car model. Although, a lot of hard plastic is used in the car for price cuts (it looks premium but doesn’t feel premium).
Creta comes with a lather wrapped D-cut steering wheel which comes with only vertical tilt adjustment and lacks the telescopic adjustment. However one of its variant comes with peddle shifters.
The meter behind the wheel comes with a 7 inch speedometer which displays other information of the car like tyre pressure, driving modes etc. However there are two Analog meters mounted on both the sides of the digital screen for temperature, RPM and battery indications.
A 10.25 inch screen is mounted horizontally on the dashboard which looks quite decent. The screen and its UI is quite smooth. It has pressing buttons mounted on the right side of the screen to physically control the display. Comes with a Blue-Link smart connectivity system which has more than 50 voice commands option.
Under the display screen, a quit old school finish is given for AC controls. AC controls are all physically controlled and has quite premium knobs.
It has a wireless charging compartment along with 12V car charging port and 2 USB slots.
Traction control button is provided. A button is mounted on the side of gear stick to navigate between different driving modes. It has an electric parking brake with auto hold button.
It comes with air purifier feature which can be controlled from a display mounted on the middle hand rest in the front row.
Driver seat have electric adjustment feature. Front row seats have air ventilation system.
It comes with 8 BOSE speakers and 6 airbags.
No face mirror on the driver side, only mounted in front passenger seat. Ambient light in the front row.
Rear seats are designed mainly for two passengers but has a three passenger capacity.
Hand rest is equipped in the middle of the rear seats and has two head rest (along with Creta pillows) only. However child seat mount option are available in the middle of the rear row. Seats inclination angles can be adjusted little.
Leg room is spacious but head room is little compromised due to sun-roof.
Sun-blinds for the rear passenger windows are available. Small lights are mounted on top of the windows for passengers.
A massive Sun-roof is provided in Creta which makes a lot of difference in terms of feature and design.
Hyundai Creta has 2 petrol (manual transmission only) and 1 diesel (auto and manual transmission) options.
Turbo Petrol engine generates power of 140 ps at 6 000 rpm and 24.7 kg·m torque at 1 500 ~ 3 200 rpm.
MPi Petrol engine, generates power 115 ps at 6 300 rpm and 14.7 kg·m torque at 4 500 rpm
BS6 compliant Diesel engine is extremely robust and delivers 115 ps at 4 000 rpm while peak torque measures 25.5 kg·m at 1 500 – 2 750 rpm
Hyundai Creta 2020 Variants
It comes with five different variants in both segments E, EX, S, SX and SX (O)
|1.5 MPi MT EX – Rs. 9.99 Lakh|
|1.5 MPi MT S – Rs. 11.72 Lakh|
|1.5 MPi MT SX – Rs. 13.46 Lakh|
|1.5 MPi MT SX – Rs. 14.94 Lakh|
|1.5 MPi MT SX (O) – Rs. 16.15 Lakh|
|1.4 Turbo GDi DCT SX – Rs. 16.16 lakh|
|1.4 Turbo GDi DCT SX (O) – Rs. 17.20 lakh|
|Creta 1.5 CRDi MT E – Rs. 9.99 lakh|
|Creta 1.5 CRDi MT EX – Rs. 11.49 lakh|
|Creta 1.5 CRDi MT S – Rs. 12.77 lakh|
|Creta 1.5 CRDi MT SX – Rs. 14.51 lakh Creta 1.5 CRDi MT SX (O) – Rs. 15.79 lakh|
|Creta 1.5 CRDi AT SX – Rs. 15.99 lakh|
|Creta 1.5 CRDi AT SX (O) – Rs. 17.20 lakh|
The new Hyundai Creta 2020 is an impressive compact SUV with loads of features. It offers so much like large aggressive look, massive sun-roof, large amount of space, powerful petrol and diesel engine options, different driving modes and traction modes to provide a 4×4 experience (Creta is front wheel drive only) as well and lots of other features as well. However, it does have some shortcomings like no front parking sensors, 360 degree camera, telescopic steer wheel adjust etc. But other than that Creta stands out in the crowd really well. In my opinion, these shortcomings are not a deal breaker as it offers other important features as well. But what can become a hindrance is its polarising design. Well choice is up to you people.
Value for money: 3.5/5
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