If you're a driving enthusiast looking for a compact SUV, then Hyundai will sell you the Creta Turbo as their best option. But is it much better than the Creta diesel? Check the video below to find out.
The all-new Hyundai Creta launched in the Indian market a few months after being showcased at the 2020 Indian AutoExpo. It has been met with a very positive response and currently leads its segment in terms of sales with 12,107 units sold last month. This is very impressive when you realize it rivals the likes of the MG Hector and Kia Seltos in a very competitive segment. Its combination of new-age design, plush ride quality, and feature-loaded variants have made it the go-to choice for most. Today we at IndianAuto have got the turbo-petrol and the turbo-diesel versions of the Hyundai Creta to check how quick they are.
As you will see in the video above, it is a straight shootout between the Hyundai Creta turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel to check who is faster in a 0-100 kmph test. It will be a best of three runs for both vehicles. In the first attempt, the Creta turbo-petrol reaches 100 kmph from a standstill in 11.55 seconds while the turbo-diesel takes 12.83 seconds for the same. The second time around the turbo-petrol does the 0-100 sprint in 11.40 seconds, the turbo-diesel doing it in 12.80 seconds. Both versions achieve their best times with the turbo-petrol taking 11.35 seconds and the turbo-diesel taking 12.23 seconds to reach 100 kmph.
The turbo-petrol is one average a second quicker than the turbo-diesel in all the runs. This is because even though it is a bit smaller, the turbo-petrol engine makes a considerable amount of more power than the oil burner, and even comes close in torque figures. Coupled that with the DCT transmission that comes in the turbo-petrol, it was just faster off the line and during gear shifts. The DCT also makes it quicker in the 40-80 kmph roll-on acceleration test.
The Hyundai Creta Turbo gets 1.4-litre turbo petrol churns out 140 PS/242 Nm of peak power and torque figures. Meanwhile, the diesel is a 1.5-litre four-pot turbocharged unit which puts out max power and torque figures of 115 PS/250 Nm respectively. Both the engines can be mated to a manual or an automatic transmission, but the DCT is exclusive to the turbo-petrol.
Prices for the Hyundai Creta turbo-diesel range between Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 17.31 lakh while the Creta Turbo comes only in the SX top trims which are priced between Rs 16.27 lakh and Rs 17.31 lakh. Do note all prices are ex-showroom, respectively.