New 2021 Hyundai Creta Vs Old Model: What Are The Differences?

by Mohammed Burman | 17/02/2020
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Being unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, the 2021 Hyundai Creta is slated for launch in the coming months with numerous updates in comparison with the old model. Before its launch in India, we would like to provide you with a detailed new 2021 Hyundai Creta vs old model comparison. Read on to discover.

New 2021 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model: Introduction

The Hyundai Creta has been one of the best-selling mid-size SUVs in the Indian auto market with a great sales number for quite some time now. Nevertheless, for the past several months, the Hyundai SUV is faced with severe competition from newcomers in the segment, which has negatively impacted its position in the space. The Korean automaker has eventually introduced the second-gen model of the Creta with a completely new design and a wide range of new features, which is expected to help the South Korean auto manufacturer regain their sales for the mid-size SUV. Will the new model fulfil its duties? Read the following comparison to discover.

New 2021 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model Dimensions: Which is bigger?

The 2021 Hyundai Creta is expected to measure greater than the current model in almost all dimensions except for the width.


New Hyundai Creta

Old Hyundai Creta


 4,300 mm

 4,270 mm


 1,790 mm

 1,780 mm


 1,622 mm

 1,665 mm


 2,610 mm

 2,590 mm

With a greater length, height and wheelbase, the new Creta can offer the occupants a much more amber cabin and a more comfortable journey. Actually, the current Creta is among the highest SUVs in the mid-size SUV space. This helps the vehicle have a great road presence.

New 2021 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model Design: Which is better-looking?

Exterior comparison

The new 2021 Hyundai Creta gets a completely revised styling in comparison with the previous model. The new one takes its design cues from the international ix25 SUV, which was debuted at the 2019 Bejing Auto Show.

In the front, the new SUV is equipped with a dual-headlight system with the C-shaped LED DRLS located above the main headlight cluster. The headlights flanks a new cascading grille which is larger than that on the outgoing version and is surrounded by a thin strip of chrome. The grille also gets horizontal chrome slats, making the front look more upmarket. The front bumpers have also been newly-designed and accommodate new fog lights, silver scuff plates and a central air intake.

old creta vs new creta 2021

The new Hyundai Creta front has got numerous new features.

The side profile of the Hyundai Creta has also been revamped as well with silver components on top of the windows which stretch to the C-pillar. Over the wheel arches and below the window are more character lines, which contribute to its more masculine appearance. The new Creta also runs on redesigned alloy wheels as well.

old creta vs new creta 2021 side profile

The side profile makes the vehicle look more masculine than the previous model.

The rear of the SUV is equipped with LED tail lamps which have a similar styling to the headlights. The LED elements have been carried over from the outgoing model. There is also a new thin LED strip at the boot lid centre, below which is a new ‘CRETA’ badging. The rear bumper gets fog lights/reflectors, silver scuff plate and reversing lights.

old creta vs new creta 2021 rear angle

The rear of the new Hyundai Creta is harmonious with the front.

Interior comparison

The interior design of the current Hyundai Creta manages to attain a balance between sensibility and styling. The leather components seating coverings, steering, gear stick and steering wheel, combining with well-built and smooth plastics give the occupants a premium feel. The driver can see over the bonnet from the driving position as it gives a good view to the driver. All functions in the cars are easy to control so it takes the occupants little time to get familiar with. The Creta can comfortably accommodate up to four people with decent knee room, legroom and headroom as well as average rear shoulder room. The Hyundai Creta is also a highly practical SUV with a lot of storage spaces such as the under-the-front-door-armrest storage, cupholders between the front seats, door bins which can hold 1-litre bottles and a 402-litre boot. The rear seat row can also be easily folded down for more cargo space.

The new Hyundai Creta, besides maintaining all of the positive features from the old model, will also receive a wide range of updates in terms of the overall interior design. The new SUV is expected to get soft materials all around the cabin, upmarket leather upholsteries on the high-spec variants.

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New 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model Features: Which is safer and more convenient?

Convenience features

Hyundai cars are well-known for being well-equipped. The Hyundai Creta is no exception. The dashboard of the current Hyundai Creta features a start/stop press button on the left and control switches for headlamps levelling, instrument cluster illumination and traction control on the right.  Some other outstanding features of the SUV include an electrically adjusted driving seat, wireless phone charging, a smart key band. The Hyundai Creta is also equipped with some SUV’s signature elements such as autocruise, automatic air conditioner with rear air-conditioning vents, audio and phone controls which are mounted on the steering wheel and auto-dimming interior review mirror.

The largest upgrade in terms of the features in the new 2020 Hyundai Creta is the addition of the ‘Blue Link system’, which was first introduced in the Hyundai Venue. This new feature is expected to appear on the new Hyundai Creta and be corporated to the SUV’s infotainment system.

old creta vs new creta 2021 interior

There have been great improvements in terms of the new Hyundai Creta's interior as compared to the old model.

Safety and security features

Dual airbags and ABS with EBD are provided as standard safety features across all the variants of the current Hyundai Creta. In the meanwhile, the higher-spec variants offer up to six airbags, smart keyless entry, electronic stability program, vehicle stability management control, hill holder and child seat mounts.

The new Hyundai Creta will get an improvement over the outgoing model as regards the safety features since multiple airbags which are offered only on the top-spec variants in the current model now have been made standard in the new model. Other outstanding new safety features of the new Hyundai Creta include ABS with EBD, pedestrian protection system, immobilizer, seatbelt reminder, high-speed warning system. Most of these are provided as the standard features across all the variants.

New 2021 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model Engine Specifications: Which has the higher performance?


The VTVT gasoline burner of the current Hyundai Creta is more powerful than the naturally aspirated unit but less powerful than the turbocharged motor of the 2021 Hyundai Creta.


Old Hyundai Creta

 New Hyundai Creta

 Engine Type

 VTVT petrol

 naturally aspirated, turbocharged


 1.6 litres

 1.5 litres, 1.4 litres

 No. of cylinders




 121 BHP

 115 BHP, 140 BHP


 151 Nm

 144 Nm/ 242 Nm

 Drive Type




 6-speed MT/AT

 6-speed MT/CVT/DCT (naturally aspirated), 6-speed MT/7-speed DCT (turbocharged)

Both of the two SUVs get a 2WD system while the petrol units on the 2021 Hyundai Creta comes with a lot more transmission options than the current Hyundai Creta.


The diesel unit of the 2021 Hyundai Creta is more powerful than the 1.4-litre unit but less powerful than the 1.6-litre motor on the outgoing model.


Old Hyundai Creta

 New Hyundai Creta

 Engine Type


 Turbo Diesel


 1.4 litres,1.6 litres

 1.5 litres

 No. of cylinders




 88.7 BHP, 126.2 BHP

 115 HP


 219.7 Nm, 265 Nm

 150 Nm

 Drive Type




 6-speed MT, 6-speed MT/AT

 6-speed MT/torque convertor

Both of the vehicles also come with a 2WD system along with the manual and automatic transmission.

Accordingly, the South Korean automaker has discontinued the old engines of the old Hyundai Creta and replaced them with the BSVI-compliant ones, all of which are borrowed from the Kia Seltos. These new motors are also anticipated to be adopted for the future Hyundai and Kia models. Although the specific mechanical specifications of the new SUV are yet to be relieved by the automaker, they are expected to be similar to those on the Kia Seltos.

New 2021 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model Fuel Mileage: Which is more fuel-efficient?

The fuel mileage is one of the customers’ top priorities when it comes to choosing cars since the cars which have a decent fuel mileage can help its owner save a great deal of money in the long run.


 Old Hyundai Creta

 2021 Hyundai Creta

 Fuel Types

 Petrol, Diesel

 Petrol, Diesel

 Fuel Tank Capacity

 55 litres

 50 litres

 ARAI-Certified Fuel Mileage

 15.8 kmpl, 22.1 kmpl (1.4-litre) /20.5 litres (1.6-litre)

 16.8 kmpl, 20.8kmpl

In terms of the fuel mileage, the new Creta petrol engines are more efficient than that of the current Hyundai Creta. In the meanwhile, for the diesel version, the unit of the Hyundai Creta is more fuel-efficient than the 1.6-litre unit but less fuel-efficient than the 1.4-litre of the outgoing model.

New 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Old Model Fuel Mileage Price: Which is more affordable?

The new Hyundai Creta is expected to be priced 1 lakh more than the old model.


 Old Hyundai Creta

  2020 Hyundai Creta

 Ex-showroom Prices

 INR 9.99 lakh - INR 15.72 lakh

 INR 11 lakh - INR 17 lakh

 On-road Price (Delhi)

 INR 11.43 lakh - INR 18.76 lakh


With all the additional top-notch features that the new Creta offers, it deserves the higher price and turns out to be a true value for money.

2021 Hyundai Creta: Other Competitors

The 2021 Hyundai Creta competes against the Kia Seltos in the Indian auto market.

Other Competitors

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 Kia Seltos

 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta: Other Competitors

The current Hyundai Creta rivals the Renault Duster, Kia Seltos, Renault Captur, Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and Renault Duster in the market.

Other Competitors

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 Renault Duster

 Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster

 Kia Seltos

 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos

 Renault Captur

 Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur

 Tata Nexon

 Hyundai Creta vs Tata Nexon

 Maruti Brezza

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 Renault Duster

 Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster

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Verdict: New Hyundai Creta vs Old Model

Above is a detailed new 2021 Hyundai Creta vs old model comparison. The new Hyundai Creta witnesses a more premium appearance and a more modern cabin than the outgoing model along with BSVI-compliant engines. The new model is expected to help the South Korean auto manufacturer regain its sales number and the position for its mid-size SUV in the teeming Indian SUV segment.

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