What makes the Hyundai Creta 1.6 Executive Auto a formidable contender in the Compact Family Car category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…
The Hyundai Creta joined the burgeoning compact crossover segment in early 2017 and has been an immediate sales success. Price wise, the Indian-made Creta sits near the top end of the segment, but it’s also bigger both inside and out than most of its rivals and offers attractive styling and good standard specification. Will the Creta snatch the win from its rivals in the Compact Family Car category?
3 Reasons Why the Hyundai Creta 1.6 Executive Auto is a #CarsAwards Finalist
1. Easy to drive
The 1.6-litre engine that powers the Creta delivers peak outputs of 90 kW and a workmanlike 150 Nm. Using a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Creta is best suited to buyers with a measured driving style and is particularly suited for use in the city. Fuel consumption is rated at 8.4 L/100km, but unlike its turbocharged rivals, the naturally-aspirated Creta should return representative consumption figures more often.
2. Comfortable and spacious
The advantage of the Creta’s larger-than-average (for the segment) dimensions is a spacious cabin and luggage area. The loading bay is wide, features a cargo net and has a claimed capacity of 402 litres, plus the 60:40 split rear seats avail generous utility space. Rear leg- and headroom aren’t generally strengths of the compact family car package, yet even comparatively tall adults will find the rear bench, appended by a pair of ventilation outlets and an armrest equipped with 2 cupholders, very comfortable
3. Convenience features
The Creta’s simple-but-tidy interior embodies the Korean brand’s ethos of solid build quality and affordable luxury. The highlights of the specification lists are: leather upholstery and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features satellite navigation and an RDS radio with MP3 playback, Bluetooth telephony and streaming, plus auxiliary and USB ports. The side mirrors are electrically adjustable and can fold in, plus a reverse-view camera makes parking manoeuvres much easier.
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