With this all new vehicle Hyundai has made its entry into the rapidly booming crossover segment of the Indian automotive market. The Hyundai Creta a vehicle we knew for a long time as the ix25 has been introduced to bite into the market currently held by vehicles such as the Ford EcoSport Renault Duster Nissan Terrano and so on. Does it have what it takes to survive Read on.
As far as powertrain is concerned, Hyundai has ticked all the right boxes. They offer customers not just the option of petrol and diesel engines but manual and automatic gearboxes as well. The Creta can be ordered with either a 1.6 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine that delivers 121 bhp or a 1.6 litre 4 cylinder diesel engine that puts out 126 bhp. There is also a 1.4 litre 4 cylinder diesel engine. The petrol version gets only a 6 speed manual gearbox but buyers of the 1.6L diesel version can choose between a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed automatic transmission. While the electronic power steering feels a bit numb refinement levels are reasonably high. The 1.6 litre diesel engine has heaps of torque pulling the vehicle forward on level roads without the need of you stepping on the throttle pedal.
On the safety front, the Hyundai Creta comes equipped with a reverse camera with dynamic guide lines, keyless entry 6 airbags ABS vehicle stability management and electronic stability control.