The new generation of the Hyundai Creta has been well received in the Indian market and if you are looking to buy a compact SUV this must be on your list. We present the advantages and disadvantages of this SUV
The new generation of the Hyundai Creta was first shown at Auto Expo 2020 and it was after that that we got to see the car in the flesh. It was a big change from what the Creta was because the new generation was bigger, better and more tech-driven than before. Of course, add the value for money of the compact SUV and you will understand why it reigns supreme in this segment. The Hyundai Creta is therefore one of the obvious choices if you are looking for a compact SUV and there is a lot that this car brings to the table. So let’s take a look at the 5 pros and cons of the Hyundai Creta.
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- The interior of the SUV has been completely redesigned. The 1.5-liter models get a two-tone black and beige color scheme, while the 1.4-liter turbo models get an all-black color scheme. As for the dashboard, the new Creta gets a whole new unit and has a minimalist feel. You also get a feeling of space, even with dark colors, thanks to the new design.
- The centerpiece is the new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit. The screen is capacitive and quite intuitive too. The visibility is crisp and there are several options in terms of customizing the options of the widget. In addition, the new Hyundai Creta is also a connected car, as the Venue and the top models will feature Hyundai’s BlueLink connectivity technology. Underneath the infotainment unit are the climate controls and to be fair, they look a little underwhelming.
The Creta faces stiff competition from the Kia Seltos in the segment
- Top-of-the-line models also get a new panoramic sunroof as well as wireless charging, ambient lighting, an 8-speaker Bose audio system and a small digital display on the armrest for rear passengers. The display offers controls for the air purifier, which is a neat touch. The SUV also benefits from connectivity to the smartwatch app, ventilated seats, an electric parking brake, an ambient light tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and a rear view camera. .
- There will be three engine options on the new Creta generation, a 1.5-liter petrol, a 1.5-liter VGT diesel, and a 1.4-liter Turbo GDI petrol. Naturally aspirated petrol and diesel engines deliver 113 hp and 144 Nm and 250 Nm of maximum torque respectively, while turbo petrol produces 138 hp and 242 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual gearbox that will be standard across the range, as well as an optional torque converter for the 1.5 diesel engine, a 7-speed DCT on the 1.4 turbo petrol and automatic iVT. for the 1.5 petrol engine.
- The dimensions of the Creta have increased, which makes it a more spacious car and also has a larger trunk than before. The width of the car makes it appear taller and this gives it a dominant position on the road
- The design of the Creta is something you have to get used to. Design is a subjective matter anyway but we think it could have been more aggressive.
- The driving dynamics of the Creta could have been better because the steering does not weigh as much as the speed of the SUV increases. It’s great and maneuverable in city driving conditions.
- The wait time for the Creta is up to almost 8 months, depending on which variant you are looking for and that’s a long wait!
- The base trim of the Creta doesn’t get too much gear, in fact there is no audio system available and that means you have to go a higher variant to get it.
- Hyundai has done a lot to make the Creta softer than before, but we think there could be more soft-touch materials used in the car to make it a bit more attractive. We think that using only hard plastic in the cabin is a bit of a failure.
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