The Hyundai Creta in its current guise first broke ground at the 2020 Auto Expo and went on sale a month after that. In terms of pedigree, the Creta has only been on sale in India since 2015, a relatively short period. Nonetheless, this Hyundai can be called a household name because of the value proposition it brought in when it first arrived on the scene. With the second-generation model, Hyundai has only added to the Creta’s popularity in the Indian market. It competes in the compact SUV space along with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. When it comes to the SUV-craze in India, the Hyundai Creta truly set the ball rolling. With this new generation model, Hyundai has tried to position the Creta as a more upscale offering by bringing in premium features, and more vibrant powertrain options. So if you are looking for a feature-rich experience and a comfortable family SUV, then the Hyundai Creta should definitely be on your list of cars to check out. Its range of petrol and diesel powertrains only add to its versatility, allowing one to pick between performance, refinement and fuel efficiency.
Extensive feature list
Loads of powertrain options
Diesel engine efficiency
Handling and stability
Lack of soft touch materials inside the cabin
Price of the top-end variant
"The diesel-auto is a lifesaver. My parents bought me the Creta with the promise that I would have to maintain it on my own and also fill fuel on my own. The Creta’s great efficiency means that my fortnightly tank fill is a breeze on my pocket and Hyundai’s great and affordable service also means that my Creta stays in great shape all the time."
"The top-end diesel model is a little excessive and engine noise is quite audible at higher rpms! Apart from that though, my diesel Creta is a good partner-in-crime. The fuel efficiency is so good for a car this size and I enjoy the huge feature list of the Creta. My young daughter loves the panoramic sunroof on our after-dinner drives on the weekends!"
"The naturally aspirated petrol engine is so smooth to drive. The iMT option is the cherry on top of this cake as it still gives the feel of driving a manual transmission car, and I don’t have to keep pressing the clutch in heavy traffic."
"My wife loves the Creta and that’s why we picked it. Personally, I don’t like the design so much. The diesel engine is very noisy as well and I don’t expect that in a car that costs more than 20 lakh! I love the touchscreen though. Best in this price bracket that I have used. Waiting to take this out on a highway journey before forming a full opinion."
"Best purchase ever! I was hesitant in picking between the Creta and the Seltos, but went with the Creta due to Hyundai’s bigger service network. Not only is the service quality top notch, but the feature list of the Creta is the envy of my neighbours. The ride quality is another highlight and the performance of the turbo-petrol engine adds a splash of excitement to my highway drives!"
The Hyundai Creta can be had with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The Hyundai Creta has a fuel tank that can take in 50 litres of petrol or diesel.
The base E variant of the Hyundai Creta altogether misses out on an audio system. All other variants get at least four door speakers and two front tweeters. On the top-end SX (O) and SX (O) Knight Edition variants, Hyundai offers an 8-speaker Bose sound system which also includes a front central speaker and a subwoofer.
The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine of the Hyundai Creta makes 115PS of max power and 144Nm of peak torque. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine is the more sporty offering and makes a max power output of 140PS and 242Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine too makes 115PS like the first petrol engine, but it has a way higher peak torque output at 250Nm.
The Hyundai Creta can comfortably seat five people inside its cabin.