In my view, a mid-sized SUV is a perfect vehicle for me and my family. But you might ask why I’m declaring my preference for an everyday vehicle here? Well, that’s because I’ve just received delivery of the car I’m going to be driving daily for the next few months, and it happens to be a mid-sized SUV!
The Creta has been a runaway success in India, and after having driven it for the past few weeks, I can understand why that is the case. Sure, the design of the Creta might be a polarising aspect, but none of that applies when you’re actually inside the car. Sitting inside, the Creta is comfortable, refined, and loaded to the gills with tech.
If there’s one thing I would like changed though, it’s the operation of the electric hand brake when you first start the car. Releasing the hand brake is not the matter of just pushing the handbrake button, but you also have to press the brake pedal at the same time, which is not intuitive and can be very frustrating when you’ve pressed the button and yet the car refuses to move since you forgot to depress the brake pedal when pressing the button. Other than that, it’s been happy days for me with the Creta.
When it came: October 2020
Current Odo reading: 8,590kms
Mileage this month: 1,007kms
Fuel efficiency: 15.1km/l
What’s good: Comfort, stability
What’s not: Annoying electronic handbrake