India’s love for SUVs, from the original Tata Safari and Maruti Suzuki Gypsy to the innumerable options available today, has been endless. With more space, comfort, power and practicality onboard, SUVs have grown to become one of the most popular choices among the Indian Car buyers. One SUV that has managed to become a mainstay in the Indian market is the Hyundai Creta.
With stellar looks, comfortable interiors, and a top-notch experience, the Hyundai Creta has redefined the compact SUV market in India. First launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta was – and continues to be – the undisputed choice of over 5 lakh owners. Whether it is a pre-owned Hyundai Creta or the recently reinvented Hyundai Creta, the popularity is pretty evident on every Indian road.
With a lot of promising options already available in the market, many of you might wonder what makes the Hyundai Creta better than the others. In this article we will explore what gives the Hyundai Creta an edge over the rest.
Clean, Aggressive Design
One thing that has helped Hyundai make a mark for itself in the Indian auto industry is what it calls its ‘Fluidic Concept’ and design language. The Hyundai Creta embodies Hyundai’s design language to offer a premium exterior design.
The first generation Hyundai Creta (2015-2018) brought many Santa Fe-inspired design elements. This included the recognizable swept-back angular headlamps housing the projectors, LED positioning lamps & static bending lights. The subtle creases, black A-pillars and body cladding gave the SUV a refreshing and modern taste. At the rear, the Hyundai Creta featured smart horizontally laid-out tail lamps that blend quite well with the overall design. The refresh in 2018 made the Hyundai Creta more dominating in appearance while retaining its elegant design.
Hyundai reinvented the design with the 2020 Hyundai Creta. The new Hyundai Creta now looks more aggressive and muscular while incorporating eccentric styling elements. The split headlights and taillights as well as the large front grille are eye-catching features while the creases and flared wheel arches provide a more sophisticated appearance to the SUV. The overall design of the Hyundai Creta has always looked forward to the future and the new redesign continues this tradition while ensuring it carves its own place in the Indian SUV segment.
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Hyundai is a brand that provides its users some of the best exteriors and design cues. Based on a futuristic design language, the Hyundai Creta has received its fair share of upgrades to remain the undisputed leaders in terms of design. When compared to competitors like the Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, and MG Astor, the Hyundai Creta seems to always strike a balance between sportiness and elegance which makes it even more appealing and promising. No matter which model of the Hyundai Creta you pick, it beats the competition with its top-notch styling.
One thing that makes an SUV truly capable is its powertrain. Staying true to the idea of offering its customers the best, Hyundai has always fitted the Hyundai Creta with its most capable engines. At a time when major competitors did not offer petrol options, Hyundai offered 2015-2020 Hyundai Creta with a 1.6 petrol and diesel option along with a turbocharged 1.4 litre diesel unit, making the Hyundai Creta the only SUV in its class to offer diverse engine options.
With the BS6 norms in place, while most of the leading automobile manufacturers decided to do away with diesel units, Hyundai again turned the tables by offering three BS6-compliant engine options on its next-gen 2020 Hyundai Creta. With a 1.5-litre MPi petrol engine, 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine and 1.4-litre Kappa turbocharged GDi petrol engine, the Hyundai Creta is again the most diverse SUV in terms of available powertrains. Compared to competitors, the Hyundai Creta has always been the top priority for true-blue SUV lovers.
Premium Feature Package
SUVs are about offering a wide range of comfort and convenience features to enhance the overall experience. While the Hyundai Creta’s competitors offered some impressive features, the Hyundai Creta has always managed to have a slight edge over the others.
The Hyundai Creta was one of the first in its segment to offer an electric sunroof to complement its dual tone interiors. The inclusion of a touchscreen infotainment system with the latest connectivity standards ensured the Hyundai Creta offered plenty of smart features for tech-savvy SUV enthusiasts.
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The 2020 Hyundai Creta further pushed the boundaries of the interior experience. There is now the option of a panoramic sunroof as well as 2-step rear seat reclining to enhance the passenger experience. The Hyundai Creta also comes with Arkamys sound system as standard and an option for an 8-speaker Bose sound system on the highest variant.
Overall, there’s plenty of features on offer in the Hyundai Creta to provide a comfortable experience inside the car. The premium experience is rivalled only by a few competitors.
Hyundai’s Reliability and Better Resale Value
One thing that has made Hyundai India’s trusted automobile manufacturer is its superior customer service and after sales support. As India’s second largest automobile manufacturer Hyundai has more than 5000 service and retail stations across the nation, that are ready to help you with everything ranging from mechanical issues to service queries.
No matter whether you buy a brand new Hyundai car or a pre-owned one, for Hyundai Motor India Limited you are always a part of the family. Another thing that makes the Hyundai Creta a preferred vehicle choice is a fact that Hyundai vehicles have better resale value when compared to vehicles offered by other leading manufacturers. So the moment you buy the Hyundai Creta you are in for some substantial savings and peace of mind.
Better Build Quality and Safety
Passenger safety and vehicle integrity are one of the most import things we look out for while purchasing an SUV. This is why Hyundai cars are often chosen over all other leading manufacturers. The Hyundai Creta has been built on Hyundai’s signature K1 and K2 platforms that are designed with a super body structure frame built out of 50% advanced and high strength steel.
All models of the Hyundai Creta are thus more rigid, sturdy, structurally advanced and safety compliant. When compared to other leading manufacturers, the Hyundai Creta is heavier to accommodate a safer chassis and enhanced safety. With ABS and EDB standard across all variants, the top end Hyundai Creta offers features such as 6 airbags, traction control, ESP, VSM and hill-start assist. The 2020 variant also adds rear disc brakes and burglar alarm to the list.
The Hyundai Creta has proven to be an immensely popular mid-size SUV, and not without reason. This SUV is the perfect balance of premium interiors, powerful engines, and an iconic design to become one of India’s leading mid-size SUVs. There are few that can match the Hyundai Creta in the complete package it offers its owners and continues to remain a popular SUV in India.