Hyundai Creta SUV Review – Features and Specifications

Hyundai has launched its much-awaited SUV, the Creta in the year 2015. The South Korean automaker, Hyundai has launched Creta as one of the most popular offerings in the Indian market that sits in the Rs 10 lakh – Rs 20 lakh category. The Creta competes with the likes of the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, and the Maruti S-Cross. The Hyundai Creta has now entered its second generation and was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. What makes the Hyundai Creta so attractive? Let’s find out. So, it is advisable to read the complete writing to get an idea of the engines available and the combinations available on the Hyundai Creta Variants.

Hyundai Creta price in India starts at Rs. 10.00 lakh for petrol variant 1.6 VTVT E Plus and goes up to Rs. 14.23 lakh for 1.6 VTVT SX (O) Executive. The price of Hyundai Creta diesel variants starts at Rs. 10.00 lakh for 1.4 CRDi E Plus and goes up to Rs. 15.72 lakh for 1.6 CRDI SX (O) Executive. Hyundai Creta is available in 18 variants in India.

Hyundai Creta Variants and Design – Meet the Family

The Creta is available in different exterior colors with a dual-tone paint scheme available across the entire variant line-up. The SUV can be booked in exterior colors like Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Red Mulberry, Galaxy Blue, Lava Orange, Phantom Black, Titan Grey, Polar White With Phantom Black Roof, Lava Orange With Phantom Black Roof, and Deep Forest (Single Tone).

Creta Colours
Hyundai Creta Colours

Petrol – Creta 1.6 VTVT E Plus, Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT EX, Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT SX, Hyundai Creta Sports Edition Petrol, Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT SX Dual Tone, Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT SX AT, Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT SX (O), and Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT SX (O) Executive.

Diesel – Creta 1.4 CRDi E Plus, Hyundai Creta 1.4 CRDi EX, Hyundai Creta 1.4 CRDI S, Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI S AT, Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI SX, Hyundai Creta Sports Edition Diesel, Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI SX Dual Tone, Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI SX AT, Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI SX (O) and Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI SX (O) Executive.

Please note, each of the variants will have certain skips on the safety features too. So choose carefully the one you want. So, here is an article that will help you choose an appropriate variant for yourself.

Exterior Items Dimension
Overall Length (mm)4300
Overall Width (mm)1790
Overall Height (mm)1635^^
Wheelbase (mm)2610

Hyundai Creta Engine – Thrilling Performance

The Creta is offered BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engine options. The standard petrol motor is a 1.5-litre producing 115bhp/144Nm and can be had with a CVT or a six-speed manual. The more exciting petrol motor is a 1.4-litre Turbo GDi unit producing 140bhp/242Nm and is only being offered with a seven-speed DCT. The sole diesel on offer is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit producing 115bhp/250Nm and can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

Hyundai Creta Performance
Hyundai Creta Features

South Korean Multinational Automotive Manufacturer has left no stones unturned to make sure that the Creta gives a very premium feel to the buyers of this segment. Aerodynamic design – The sloping roof profile reduces forward airflow resistance and rear spoiler effect for improved fuel economy and driving stability. A Tyre pressure monitoring system helps you to keep watch tyre pressure for enhanced safety. Be it on the road or off it, the All-New CRETA has the dynamism to go the distance with its Drive Mode Select (Eco, Comfort, and Sport).

Creta Performance
Paddle Shifters

Paddle Shifters enable the driver to shift gears with a touch of a finger. It has a 7-speed DCT, 6-speed automatic transmission & IVT.

Hyundai Creta Interior

Thinking how the insides of the Hyundai Creta look like? Don’t worry we have collected pictures of Creta’s interior. View pictures and interior design of the car. Check out how Hyundai has efficiently utilized the space and how spacious the legroom, as well as the headroom, are. View pictures to check how the dashboard looks like, AC vents, infotainment system and go through the inside of Hyundai Creta. There are enough top interior features to keep everyone happy. Here, we will explain all the interior features.

Creta Interior
Hyundai Creta Interior

This is one of the top features, the cooled spacious glove box keeps your beverages and eatables cool and fresh, even during adverse climatic conditions. A child’s seat is plugged securely with the help of the ISOFIX thus amplifying the safety quotient for infants in the rear seat. Driver Rear View Monitor enables the driver to see the rearview while driving forward.

Hyundai Creta Interior
Creta Interior

Rear Center Armrest with Cupholders – these rear center armrest not only provide the comfort to rear passenger during the long journey but also enables to store your favorite beverage. Leather-wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel enhances sport appeal of the interiors. Rear USB charger adds extra comfort for the rear passengers. To enhance the driving experience, the All-New CRETA comes with soothing blue ambient lighting. Rear Seat Adjustable Headrest Cushion offers a relaxed experience over long rides. Experience luxury through an integrated air circulation option on the front seat.

The other features are a massive 17.78 cm Supervision Cluster with Digital Display which is designed to minimize driver distraction and offers all the useful information with outstanding visibility. All New CRETA comes with the convenience of smartphone wireless phone charging so that your phone never runs out of battery while traveling. Creta features Voice Enabled Smart Panoramic Sunroof means you can open your CRETA smart panoramic sunroof just with your voice command. Rear Window Sunshade protects passengers from bright sunshine providing a comfortable ride. Premium door scuff plates metallic adds an extra touch of elegance and sportiness. Let’s discuss the exterior part now.

Hyundai Creta Exterior

Hyundai Creta features a unique design and the overall look of the car is quite appealing.

Creta Exterior
Hyundai Creta Exterior

In terms of exterior features, when we observed the car we found that the car looks appealing, featuring an integrated front skid plate that boosts sporty appeal. Unique C-Pillar garnish looks distinctive & brings out the dynamic character of the car. As per our team reviews, the chrome door handles in the CRETA enhance the SUV’s premium appeal.

Hyundai Creta Exterior
Creta Exterior

This car is for those having a sense of adventure and who want to explore for themselves. Trio Beam LED Headlamps with Crescent Glow LED DRLs imparts a futuristic look to All New CRETA & offers enhanced visibility. With a signature cascading grille, All-New CRETA imparts a more premium and bold look. Unique and newly designed Front Fog Lamps are smartly positioned. Twin tip exhaust adds sportiness and boosts Hi-performance appeal. A Long bonnet with muscular crease lines adds to the imposing stance of All-New CRETA.

So, this was all about the exterior part. Let’s move further and throw light on the safety features we will get in Creta and then discuss the pros and cons of this family car.

Hyundai Creta Safety Features

The Hyundai Creta is one stylish-looking car and it has got multiple safety features that will keep everyone around really happy and safe as well. We list them out to you.

Hyundai Creta Safety
Creta Safety Features

All New CRETA safety starts from its strong body structure with AHSS ensures a secure drive for you and your family. On engaging with reverse gear, the sensors with their built-in buzzer system alert the driver about the proximity of obstruction in the rear. With the wide range of safety features like ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, etc the new Creta gets six airbags offering enhanced protection. Six airbags reveal Hyundai’s uncompromising approach to safety engineering. Dual front airbags, front-seat side-impact, and side curtain airbags work together with the seatbelts and the available pre-tensioning system to take the safety of the vehicle to an un-parallel level. Emergency Stop Signal helps in avoiding rear-end collision in case of sudden braking by flashing rear lights frequently.

Hyundai Creta Safety Features
Hyundai Creta Safety

Electronic Stability Control helps to maintain directional stability and tire traction during understeer and oversteer. Hill Assist Control prevents the vehicle from rolling back by operating the brakes automatically for 1-2 seconds. A rear parking camera with a display on the screen and with dynamic guidelines ensures safe parking. All New CRETA comes with rear disc brakes and resulting in more consistent performance.

Vehicle Stability Management avoids loss of control during sudden braking or rapid accelerating under asymmetric road conditions. Burglar alarm warns in case of a car theft attempt. Seat Belt Pretensioner with load limiter safety feature tightens the seatbelt with Load limiters in the event of a crash thereby ensuring the minimal forward movement of the occupant. After reading this you can easily figure out the safety features.

Conclusion – Pros and Cons

The overall quality levels in this Creta car are appreciable but does it have any shortcomings? Let’s quickly check the pros and cons of this car. We must say it is a great highway car! First, we are going to tell you the pros. The new-gen model comes with the global design language, segment-best features along with connectivity options, available with three engine and gearbox options, stylish design, bigger infotainment system, six airbags, packed with loads of features across many variants, comparatively refined petrol and diesel engines or we can say it is an easy SUV to live with.

The biggest drawback of this SUV is compromised interior space. The other shortcomings are some interior materials are cheap and disappointing, overpriced, the radical design might not be to everyone’s liking, certain key features only offered with top-spec trims, not exactly thrilling to drive, five-seater and it has become expensive with its regular updates.

It’s a rival to the likes of the Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, and Captur as well as cars like the MG Hector and Tata Harrier.