On January 16 this year, the prominent South Korean carmaker, Hyundai launched the much-awaited new Creta facelift for the domestic market. The price for the latest iteration of the car ranges from Rs 11 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom figures. However, it is important to note these are introductory prices that are valid for a limited period. A total of seven trim levels are available for the mid-size SUV: E, EX, S, S(O), SX, SX (Tech), and SX (O). Moreover, there are three different engine options along with five different transmission choices. Speaking of the waiting period, it is expected that buyers who reserve the model would have to wait up to five months for the SUV to be delivered. The waiting period for the petrol-powered Creta is three to four months from the date of booking, compared to four to five months for the diesel versions.
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New Hyundai Creta: Exterior Design
Along with ADAS, the new Hyundai Creta receives a major redesign and more comfort and convenience amenities. To begin with, Hyundai's global SUV lineup served as inspiration for the design of the 2024 Creta. The headlights on the refreshed Creta are stacked vertically and have DRLs running across the front of the grille. Nevertheless, with its revised bumper design and faux skid plates, the car has a more aggressive appearance.
The tail lamps, which feature a strip spanning the width of the boot, carry on the design pattern towards the back. Another modification to the rear bumper design is the addition of a sizable skid plate. Hyundai provides six monotone and one dual-tone colour options for the new Creta. These include the all-new Robust Emerald Pearl, Fiery Red, Ranger Khaki, Abyss Black, Atlas White, Titan Grey, and Atlas White with Black Roof (dual-tone). When it comes to the model's dimensions, it measures 1,635mm in height, 1,790mm in width, and 4,330mm in length. Its ground clearance is 190mm, and its wheelbase stands at 2,610mm.
New Hyundai Creta: Engine and Gearbox Options
The new Hyundai Creta offers three engine options to meet a variety of driving styles. The 1.5-litre MPi petrol engine delivers 113bhp of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It can be mated to either an IVT automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. When paired only with a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission, the 1.5-litre Kappa Turbo GDi petrol engine produces a potent 158bhp and 253Nm for those who seek even more power. Finally, the 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine, which develops 250Nm and 114bhp, is coupled to a six-speed AT or six-speed manual transmission.
New Hyundai Creta: Interior and Safety Features
The cabin of the 2024 Hyundai Creta receives an extensive revamp, featuring a fully digital instrument console and a twin-screen arrangement for the touchscreen infotainment system. The SUV has a premium look thanks to the redesigned panels and aricon vents. Numerous comfort and convenience amenities are included with the new Creta, such as powered seats, a leatherette-wrapped gear shifter, a flat-bottom steering wheel, ambient lighting, a 360-degree camera, surround view and blind spot view monitors, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, ventilated seats, a Bose premium sound system with eight speakers, a panoramic sunroof and over 70 connected car functions.
Six airbags, all-wheel disc brakes, traction control, ABS, parking cameras, electronic stability control (ESC), a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and Level 2 ADAS with 19 functions are among the safety features of the Creta.
New Hyundai Creta: Competition Check
The Hyundai Creta facelift has reignited competition with vehicles such as the Volkswagen Taigun, the MG Astor, the Honda Elevate, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Kia Seltos, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and the Skoda Kushaq since its official launch in the Indian market.