Hyundai Creta has been the market leader in the 5-seater SUV segment. It offers premium styling, advanced tech, and reliable performance.
2020 Hyundai Creta is now plusher, comes with more tech and engine options. The 2nd generation Hyundai Creta has gone leaps ahead with creature comforts and styling. Here in this review, we will review important factors including interior, exterior and engine options.
The strong SUV-like dimensions are a major contributor to Creta’s first success. It was not very impressive, before the facelift, but it is in the right form now. Visibly bigger, the new Creta is also superbly proportioned, with a square front edge, thick plumps on wheel arches, large shoulders and a roofline with a nice silver accent on the C pillar.
The 17-inch alloy wheels are interesting but have an unconventional design. The flat nose of the car has large grids and is illuminated with an extraordinary three-part LED DRL design, where the actual LED headlight is in a lower cluster (the indicators and fog lamps are lower still). With its C-shaped design and brake-light cluster and LED taillights, it looks enticing. The overall handling is designed to facilitate driving. All controls are light and the steering too takes little effort to manoeuvre at low speeds.
The second generation Creta has a beautiful exterior. It feels like an entirely bigger and smarter vehicle, when you see this car from outside.
The interior is equipped with a clean and simple dashboard with an elegant V shape centre console welcoming you. This all-black interior with red highlights is exclusive to the 1.4 Turbo model, whereas the other ones are more conventional beige and black. The sporty colour scheme underlines the liberal use of shiny and hard plastic in Creta. Although the plastic quality itself is quite good for the class, it lacks the use of soft-touch materials.
Smart steering wheel with big screens is characterised by an elegant but simply designed dashboard but with too many shining parts. This time the rear cabin has been given special attention by Hyundai. There is a little longer legroom than the generous amount of the old car, yet a much larger width is available, so that a third passenger is more comfortable. Large, comfortable and supportive rear seat is provided.
The equipment list in Creta is long. The most important thing that Indian buyers really like is the ventilated front seating, an extraordinary Bose audio system, an electronic parking brake, and the large sunroof overlooking the whole length of the roof. A wireless phone recharge, the auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a tyre pressure monitor, an on-board air purifier and an auto-climate control system are all available in the new Creta.
Nevertheless the main attraction is the 10.25" touchscreen that is flush with the console surface. It is loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features, along with Hyundai's connected BlueLink Car App Suite. A range of physical buttons is another blessing, so you don't need to take your eyes off the road always. The cool blue ambient lighting, the bent finish for the brushed silver AC knobs and the partial digital instrument cluster are other neat touches.
The Hyundai Creta comes with 1 diesel and 3 petrol engines options. The Diesel engine is 1493 cc and the petrol engines are 1493 cc, 1497 cc and 1353 cc. The manual and automatic transmission is available for all the models. The Creta will offer a mileage of 16.8 to 21.4 km per litre according to the variety and type of fuel. Engine options include 1.5 litres of petrol with 115hp power, 1.5 litres of turbo diesel with 115hp power and the 1.4 litre direct-injection turbo-petrol. Overall, the engine is quite refined.
The safety suite includes six airbags, a rear parking sensor and a back camera. The traction and stability control as well as disc brakes at all four corners are given. All these features makes this car as the safest car that you can have. Indeed you will feel very safe while driving the all new Creta.
The new look of the 2020 Hyundai Creta might not work for everyone but with 14,000 bookings in just two weeks, the future prospects of this car are great. The price of this car ranges from 9.99 Lakhs to 17.2 Lakhs. The price is quite high and is based on the large number of equipment and tech provided with this car. People who are looking for a sturdy and premium SUV can go for this option.