How different are the E and EX variants of the new 2020 Hyundai Creta? Here's all you need to know.
Hyundai Creta is now sold in its second-gen avatar. It was launched in March earlier this year. The pricing for the 2020 Creta starts at Rs. 9.99 lakh for both petrol and diesel variants. However, there’s a small twist in the story. Hyundai has launched two different entry-level variants for petrol and diesel engine options. The entry-level petrol model comes in EX trim, while the base-spec diesel variant comes in E trim. This way, Hyundai has priced the entry-level diesel variant at the same price point as the petrol variant. And, in the act, the E variant misses out on a lot of stuff in comparison to the EX trim. Here’s a video that we came across on YouTube that reveals the difference between the two. It was uploaded by Car Duniya on their channel.
The video starts with the differences on the exterior, although, there aren’t many discrepancies here. From the outside, the E and EX trims of the 2020 Creta are not much different from each other. The only difference between the two is just the design of the antenna. The E trim gets a conventional micro antenna, whereas the EX trim gets a sharkfin antenna. Moving over to the inside, the differences between the two are many. First and foremost is the infotainment unit. The lesser E trim doesn’t get any, while the EX trim comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen unit that also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Along with the infotainment unit, the EX trims also gets steering mounted audio controls. The EX trims also gets reading lamps for front seats along with a sunglass holder, which E variant misses out on. Also, the EX trim gets two USB ports and a power socket at the front, whereas the lesser E trim comes with just a power socket. In terms of powertrain options, the EX trim can be had with either a 1.5L petrol engine or a 1.5L diesel engine. The former of the two is designed to put out 115 PS/144 Nm, while the latter churns out 115 PS/250 Nm. However, the E variant can be only had with the diesel engine. The transmission options on both the variants are limited to a 6-speed manual units.