Hyundai’s Creta gets a slight revamp as it gets ready to soldier on until its facelift arrives.
Hyundai India has introduced the Creta Knight Edition – a special edition version of the Creta – which is available in the newly introduced S+ variant and the top-spec SX (O) variant of the SUV. The Korean carmaker has also introduced updates for the Model Year 2022. It now also offers the iMT transmission with one of the variants and the Creta's 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with the S+ variant.
The Hyundai Creta Knight Edition gets multiple bits for both exterior and interior, finished in gloss black, along with the ‘Knight Edition’ logo on the boot lid. As for individual bits, the radiator grille gets a gloss black treatment and red inserts. Apart from that, the front and rear skid plates, the C-pillar, side sill garnish, roof rails, ORVMS, and shark fin antenna have all been finished in gloss black.
The tail lamps too get black inserts. The Knight Edition emblem is finished in black. And you also get a touch of sportiness with red brake callipers, while the alloy wheels have a dark metal finish to them. In the S+ variant, you get 16-inch alloy wheels, whereas the SX (O) variant gets 17-inch wheels. The Knight Edition is only available with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines of the Creta. In the lower S+ variant, the engine is mater to a manual transmission, whereas the higher SX (O) variant gets an automatic transmission. The petrol and diesel versions of the S+ variant of the Creta Knight Edition have been priced at Rs 13.51 lakh and Rs 14.47 lakh, respectively, and the petrol and diesel versions of the top-spec SX (O) variant cost Rs 17.22 lakh and Rs 18.18 lakh, respectively. All prices are ex-showroom.
Updates for the Model Year 2022
The updates for this year include the availability of the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline) as standard across all variants of the Creta, a new Glossy Black Centre Console on the SX (O) variant, and a new Denim Blue colour for the SUV.
Hyundai has also introduced the ‘intelligent Manual Transmission’ or iMT with the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine of the Creta. Hyundai is, however, only offering it on the S variant of the SUV, which has been priced at Rs 12.84 lakh (ex-showroom).
Finally, the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with the dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is now also available with the newly introduced S+ variant, which costs Rs 15.58 lakh (ex-showroom).
Over the S variant, the S+ variant (the turbo-petrol with DCT version) gets a panoramic sunroof, alloy wheels, wireless smartphone charging, rear disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, paddle shifters, metal pedals, electrically-folding-ORVMs with auto-fold, and power window auto up/down functionality.
The Hyundai Creta has received a thorough refresh before the baton is passed over to the impending facelift version of the car. The blacked-out treatment, which is so popular, is a nice touch, as it offers a refreshed look to the Creta. And new powertrain additions have effectively expanded the range of options available to customers. Lastly, the lower variant of the turbo-petrol engine gets a much-needed boost in terms of features.