We are merely a day away from the launch of the second generation Creta, which will share its platform and engine option with the Kia Seltos
The highly-awaited 2020 Hyundai Creta, which has already raked in above 12,000 bookings, is merely a day from its official launch. The new model shares aplenty with the Kia Seltos as it’s underpinned by the same architecture and even comes with the same set of engine options. However, there are 10 features that the new SUV which aren’t present in the Seltos
1. Voice-controlled Panoramic Sunroof
Both the SUVs here come with a large-size sunroof that can be easily controlled through a switch above the front windscreen. However, among the two models, it’s only the new-gen Creta that offers the provision of opening or closing the sunroof through voice commands. This is a feature that’s also available on the MG Hector but the Seltos clearly misses out the same.
Another feature that is generally available only on premium vehicles but is fast making it to more mainstream cars is that of the auto hold feature for the electric parking brake. While the Seltos does offer an electric parking brake, the absent of auto hold feature means that the driver is unable to give his foot some rest by not having to apply brakes when coming to a halt on an inclined surface.
3. Paddle Shifters
The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol variant of the Kia Seltos as well as the 2020 Hyundai Creta comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, it is only the latter that offers paddle shifters, which is something that enhances the driving experience.
4. Twin-tip Exhaust
While a visual feature, having a twin-tip exhaust will make the Creta come across as a tad sportier of the two.
5. MT Remote Engine Start
The Kia Seltos offers the option of remotely starting the engine but only on the automatic transmission-equipped variants. The new Creta, however, offers this feature on manual as well as automatic models.
Puddle lamps have been on offer on many cars for a long time now. However, they aren’t available on the Kia Seltos. Thankfully, though, the new Creta has them.
7. Additional Voice Commands for BlueLink
Both the SUVs here have a connected apps suite each. However, only the system available on the Creta comes with features such as those of ‘Hello Bluelink’, ‘Sunroof Open and Close’ and ‘Cricket Score’ commands.
8. Rear Seat Headrest Cushion
Another feature that is available on the new Creta but not on the Seltos is that of rear seat headrest cushion. Mostly, this feature is a feature that is available only on luxury vehicles but its availability on the Creta is sure to enhance comfort levels of the occupants.
9. One-Touch Cruise Control
While both Creta and Seltos have cruise control option, only the former will have a one touch operation of this feature. This makes it a lot easier to use cruise control system.
10. Touch-enabled Auto-Healthy Purifier
Both Kia Seltos and 2020 Hyundai Creta come with an air purifier system each. However, the system available on the new Creta is touch-operated. On the other hand, the unit on the Seltos has to be operated manually.