Hyundai Creta: Built for the road ahead.

Hyundai Creta: Built for the road ahead.

Hyundai Corlette Drive is especially proud to show off their New Hyundai Creta and so I excitedly accepted the offer to spend the weekend with this gorgeous creature. While Hyundai is popular to SUVs and crossovers, the Creta comes into the family as the smallest SUV in the Hyundai range.

The 6-speed automatic diesel variant was my choice and boy oh boy can I relate that this may be a strong contender for customer’s preference as it certainly is value for money.

Yes, the Tucson is a larger SUV but the Creta does have ample ground clearance. Hyundai has habitually improved in terms of car design and is evolving with appealingly pleasing vehicles. Undoubtedly, the Creta is one of the most remarkably designed compact SUV’s available in its segment. It doesn’t look that beefy but it certainly warrants much attention. Simply put, it is a head turner and feels way more premium.

The interior of Hyundai’ vehicles have always been a hot topic because the Hyundai packs its offerings with a bag full of features and the Creta is no different. It features 5-inch touch screen display with optional 7-inch touch screen, dual tone interiors, leather wrapped steering wheel (limited to tilt adjustment only), leather inserts on the door panels, bottle holder on each door panel, rear charging point and rear AC. Hyundai have utilized the space very well and the cabin feels spacious and can easily accommodate 5 people.

In terms of safety, just like the new breed of Hyundai cars, the Creta is loaded with safety features on-board. It comes with dual-airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range. Top of the line models comes with 6-airbags, hill decent control and ESP as well.

The petrol derivative is to be powered by a 1.6-litre VTVT engine while the diesel derivative is to get a choice of a 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre CRDi units. The transmission responsibilities are to be taken care of by a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. While there is also to be a 6-speed automatic unit on offer with the 1.6-litre petrol and the 1.6-litre diesel.

For Hyundai – 2017 looks as though it is shaping up to be a very good year indeed. In fact, if I were one of the other car manufacturers, I would worry greatly as anyone in the market for a new SUV ever does test drive a Hyundai Creta, this would undoubtedly be their first choice.

Desh Bechan