Take a look at this Hyundai Creta, which now sits on a set of massive 20-inch rims. While these aftermarket rims look appealing, they are highly impractical. Read here to know why.
Hyundai Creta in its second-gen avatar is a nice-looking sub-compact SUV. While its design has polarizing opinions from the masses, the majority of consumers have loved it for sure, which is evident with its high sales figures. However, a lot of Hyundai Creta owners can be seen modifying their possessions to make them stand out from the crowd. The most common of all the modifications are the aftermarket alloy wheels. From the factory, the top-spec trims of the Creta come with dual-tone 17-inch alloy wheels that look fabulous. But, some Creta owners replace them with massive 20-inch rims with super-low-profile tyres. Here’s one example that we came across via the Instagram account of Monga Tyres.
In the images, a modified example of the 2020 Hyundai Creta can be seen riding on a set of massive 20-inch rims. These rims sport a 5-spoke design and a dual-tone theme. They look uber cool but are expensive and impractical. Yes! The improved aesthetics come at the cost of reduced ride comfort and higher chances of breaking the wheel while negotiating bad roads. Since the low-profile tyres that these rims are shod with have a small side wall, there’s hardly any cushion to save them from the impact of a road undulation. Moreover, encountering a pothole, speed bump, or expansion joint at high speed and with a full load, these rims are prone to crack. Therefore, one needs to drive the car with utmost care, which is shod with such expensive wheels and low-profile tyres.
Talking of the Hyundai Creta, it is now offered with a total of 3 engine options. There’s a 1.5L naturally-aspirated petrol engine that puts out 115 PS against 144 Nm, and it is available with a 6-speed MT and a CVT. Next on the list is a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine that develops 115 PS of peak power and 250 Nm of max torque. It can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The most powerful motor of the lot is the 1.4L turbo-petrol engine, which churns out 140 PS of peak power and 242 Nm of max torque and comes mated a 7-speed DCT only.