2018 Hyundai Creta Variants Explained: Which One is the Most Suitable for You?

by Mohammed Burman | 03/10/2018
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The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift offers five variants: E, E+, S, SX and SX (O). Let’s discover the characteristics of each variant and how much does each one cost to find the most suitable for yourself.

The long-awaited 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift has recently been launched by the South Korean automaker with the price range starting from Rs 9.44 lakh to Rs 15.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelifted Creta has received a pack of both exterior and interior upgrades to be smarter and of a higher quality than the outgoing model. The new-gen vehicle is available in five variants: - E, E+, S, SX (and also the dual tone), and SX(O). If you want to explore what features each variant has on offer, read on.

2018 Hyundai Creta facelift silver colour angular look

The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift comes with five variants

1. Hyundai Creta E

Price: Rs 9.44 lakh

Available with only a 1.6-litre petrol-powered engine, The Hyundai Creta E is the base variant of Hyundai Creta

The exterior of the E base variant will be equipped with some new features such as

  • Silver accents on black grills

  • Halogen headlamps with follow-me-home function as standard

  • Coloured bumpers on the side profile

  • Car door handles

  • Coloured garnish in the rear

  • Black cladding under and on the side of the car

  • Micro antenna on the roof

With the lowest price in the Creta line-up, the cabin comes with a limited list of features including

  • Twin airbags at the front

  • Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brakeforce limitation

  • Four powered windows

  • Seatbelts with pre-tensioners in the front

  • Tilt-adjustable steering wheel

  • Height-adjustable driving seat

  • Day and night rear-view mirror inside the car

  • Rear headrests which are non-adjustable

2018 Hyundai Creta dashboard seats

The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift is packed with a limited list of standard features

This vehicle is suitable for buyers who only have a limited budget. With the lowest price in the Creta line-up, it offers only some standard features and lacks some basic ones such as an entertainment system, ORVMs which can be electrically adjusted, and ISOFIX children seat anchors.

2. Hyundai Creta E+

Price: Rs 9.99 lakh

The Creta E+ variant is available with the 1.4-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol engine.

The only added exterior feature of the Creta E+ as against the E base variant is the ORVMs with LED turn indicators which can be adjusted electrically.

Hyundai Creta E+ ORVMs blue colour

Hyundai Creta E+ exterior is equipped with LED ORVMs with LED turn indicators which can be adjusted electrically

The interior, however, is equipped with a range of advanced features in comparison with the base E variant, including

  • A touchscreen infotainment system measuring 5 inches which support Bluetooth (only on petrol variant)

  • Hyundai iBlue (only on petrol variant)

  • Four speakers

  • Steering-mounted controls (only on petrol variant)

If you have a limited budget and want a Creta, you are recommended to buy the two above-mentioned variants of the 2018 Creta. Although the E+ variant comes with quite a few more advanced features than the E base one, it still lacks basic features that a car in the SUV segment and this price range should get.

3. Hyundai Creta S

Price: Rs 11.74 Lahk

The Creta S variant is powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine (AT) and 1.4-litre diesel (MT) engine. The power is sent to the four wheels of the vehicle by a manual transmission.

The exterior features of the S variant over the previous variants include

  • Fog lamps in the front

  • Defogger in the rear

  • 16-inch alloy wheels

  • Roof rails

  • LED daytime running lamps

2018 Hyundai Creta E+ variant blue colour exterior part

The E+ variant is equipped with some new features such as front fog lamps, rear defogger, etc

The cabin offers some features over the E+ variants such as

5-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports steering-mounted controls and Bluetooth

And quite a few new features in the rear have been added:

  • Power outlet

  • Adjustable headrests

  • Armrests with cup holders

  • Parcel tray

This variant is the ideal option for those who are usually on the go. Added features over the former variants like the ones in the rear ensure an excellent experience for the rear-seat passengers. The price of Rs 11.74 Lakh still seems to be too exorbitant for such features.

4. Hyundai Creta SX


  • Hyundai Creta SX petrol: Rs 11.94 lakh

  • Hyundai Creta SX diesel: Rs 13.24 lakh

The Hyundai Creta SX is powered by a 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol engines.

Both the exterior and the interior of the Hyundai Creta SX have been added some features over the former variants.

  • Lamps in the corner

  • Projector headlamps

  • Autocruise

  • Push button start

  • AMT climate control

  • ORVMs which can be electrically adjusted and folded

  • Automatic sunroof

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Arkamys sound, Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay.

  • Automatic ISOFIX children seat anchors

  • Automatic 60:40 split seats

  • Automatic alloys measuring 17 inches

2018 Hyundai Creta SX interior

The interior of the Creta SX is packed with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and automatic seats, etc

Although the price is quite high, this variant is considered to be one of the most well-known vehicles with the Indian auto customers. If you want an automatic car with a quite reasonable price, this one is the ideal to go.

5. Hyundai Creta SX (dual tone)

This one is more expensive than the SX variant by Rs 50,000 for both the disesel and petrol variants.

To deserve the price, this vehicle is packed with some features over the SX such as:

  • Roof which is blacked out

  • Cabin which is all black with coloured highlights

  • Two colour mixtures: Passion Orange and Polar White, both mixed with Phantom Black.

2018 Hyundai Creta SX (dual tone) interior

The Creta SX (dual tone) comes with some features over the SX variant such as blacked-out roof and a more attractive cabin

This vehicle is the most suitable for people who want practicality along with luxury.

6. Hyundai Creta SX(O)


  • Hyundai Creta SX(O) petrol: Rs 13.60 lakh

  • Hyundai Creta SX(O) diesel: Rs 15.04 lakh

The vehicle receives power from 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol motors. Being the top-spec variant in the 2018 Hyundai Creta line-up, the Creta SX(O) is equipped with a wide range of advanced features over the previous variants:

  • Side/curtain airbags

  • Hill launch assist

  • Auto-dimming IRVM

  • Dynamic stability control

  • Driving seats which can be electrically adjusted in six ways

  • Leather upholstery

  • Flash adjustment for lane change

  • Electric sunroof

  • Mobile charger

  • Intelligent key band

2018 Hyundai Creta SX(O) interior seats and door

The 2018 Hyundai Creta SX(O) variant is packed with top-spec features

TheCreta SX (O) gets a full kit of safety and comfort features and deserves to be the top-spec variant of the Creta line-up. Therefore, if you have a generous budget, opt for this one and enjoy the excellent driving experience in this luxurious SUV.

Above, we have provided you with a detailed explanation on the variants of the 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift. Have you picked the most suitable one for you? Comment in the box below and let us know your choice!

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