Shah Rukh Khan, one of the biggest celebrities in India, has recently taken delivery of the first Hyundai Creta (next-gen model) in India.
The new Hyundai Creta was launched recently at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The car was first revealed to the public by Hyundai’s Brand ambassador in India, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. The star has also become the first owner of a Hyundai Creta in India, having taken delivery of the car recently.
Shahrukh Khan is the First Owner of the 2020 Hyundai Creta
Interestingly, Shah Rukh was also the first owner of the previous-generation model (perks of being the brand ambassador!), and has owned multiple Hyundai models so far. Previously, during the 2020 Auto Expo, the celebrity had also revealed that his favourite car is not a luxury sports car, but actually Hyundai Santro. He states that the only features he wants in a car are essentials like AC and power steering. Even windows are, he feels, better when they can be winded down manually! Jokes apart, with such strong connections to the brand and humble taste in cars, it’s no surprise that the star was happy to be the first owner of the second generation Creta as well.
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"Two things happened in the last 22 years - I had a son and became the brand ambassador of Hyundai India. So I am like the father of Hyundai in India"
Shah Rukh Khan
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2020 Hyundai Creta (new-generation) is a completely new car as compared to the original Creta. The exterior is completely different. There are vertically split headlamps, with boomerang-shaped LED DRLS, and new front grille design. The side profile experiences changes in the silhouette, a different shoulder line, and new alloy wheels. At the rear, the taillamps also get a vertically split design (mimicking the headlamps) and a new design for the tail hatch, with “Creta” badging in bold letters.
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2020 Hyundai Creta has a lot of premium equipment on offer
The interiors are also completely new, with a plethora of added features over the previous version. The steering wheel has a four-spoke design with integrated controls for audio and cruise control. There is a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. Other than that, the biggest USP of the car is its ‘BlueLink’ connected car tech, which allows users access to the car via a smartphone or smartwatch app.
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The Next-gen Hyundai Creta at its launch event
There are three engine options on offer here, a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel unit, a 1.5-litre petrol, and a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol. Surprisingly, the Creta has managed to keep high demand for its diesel-powered variants as well. Competition to the SUV comes from rivals like Kia Seltos, Jeep Compass, MG Hector, and Tata Harrier.