Launched on March 18, the new Hyundai Creta retails at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and is on sale in 2 petrol and 1 diesel variant.
The all-new Hyundai Creta was launch on March 18 and has been on sale with a base price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The new model is available in three engine variants and five trim levels. The second-gen Creta has had a strong start in India. Hyundai Motor India Ltd has revealed that it could dispatch 6,703 units ot the car to its dealerdships before the entire machinery of the Indian auto industry came to a standstill with the entire nation going into a lockdown on March 24.
Like we said, the all-new Hyundai has been on sale in three engine variants, which include 2 petrol and 1 diesel motor. The new model is offered with 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol options. The 1.5-litre engines offer 115 PS each, while the top-spec 1.4-litre turbo-petrol outputs 140 PS. Transmission options for the base petrol engine include a 6-speed manual and a CVT, while the oil-burner comes with a 6-speed manual unit as standard and an optional 6-speed torque-converter automatic. The turbo-petrol motor is exclusively on sale with a 7-speed DCT with paddle shifters.
Unsurprisingly, the diesel-manual combo is the most frugal option, with an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 21.4 kmpll. In comparison, the Kia Seltos, which gets the same engine and transmission options, offers 20.8 kmpl in the manual-diesel combo. The petrol-manual variant of the Creta offers 16.9 kmpl, which is, again, slightly better than the 16.8 kmpl offered by the equivalent option of the Seltos. Finally, the 1.4-litre variant of the second-gen Creta offers 16.8 kmpl, which is 0.3 kmpl higher than what the Seltos 1.4 DCT offers.