In July 2015 Hyundai officially announced the new small SUV Creta, which will go on sale in India on 21 July, and which looks like a smaller version of the Santa Fe, adopting the Hyundai family terminology of the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 concept. The name Creta is derived from the name of Greece’s largest island and will be used in global markets, but Hyundai has not yet announced any markets other than India.
The exterior of the Creta is based on the Hyundai Family Glossary’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 concept and looks like a scaled-down version of the Santa Fe.The Hyundai ix25, first launched in China in 2014, is a twin to the Creta, only with a different origin and name.
Equipped for safety and practicality
Depending on the interior package, 17-inch aluminium rims, LED daytime running lights, a 5-inch touchscreen with integrated in-car information platform and navigation system, six airbags, parking assist rear view camera and leather upholstery are available as options. Comparable rivals in India include the Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
The 5″ touch screen integrates the in-car information platform and navigation system. The cabin is practical and the interior is upholstered in leather. The compact SUV is slightly larger than the Ford EcoSport and Škoda Yeti.
The Hyundai Creta is 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width and 1,630mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,590mm. The Hyundai Creta is larger than both the Ford EcoSport and Škoda Yeti. The Hyundai Creta is 4,270mm long, 1,780mm wide, 1,630mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,590mm, which is 69mm longer than the Ford EcoSport and closer to the Škoda Yeti.
The Creta is Hyundai’s first small SUV class to be introduced to India and is available with three engines: a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with 121 hp at 6,400 rpm and 15.4 kgm of torque at 4,850 rpm. The entry-level 1.4-litre CRDi 4-cylinder diesel engine develops a maximum horsepower of 89 hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 22.44 kgm at 1,500-2,750 rpm, with an average fuel consumption of 21.38 km per litre. The engine has an average fuel consumption of 19.67 kilometres per litre. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on the aforementioned engine, but the 1.6-litre diesel engine is available with an optional 6-speed manual transmission.
Hyundai is confident that the Creta will sell well in the Indian market, starting at Harga Hyundai Creta US$13,525
BS Seo, Managing Director and CEO of Hyundai India, said that the Creta’s performance in India is worthy of anticipation, with the new Hyundai Creta compact SUV going on sale in India on 21 July, starting at US$13,525 (approximately US$430,000).