Hyundai has entered the compact family car segment with the Indian-made Creta. Here is the launch line-up and what each derivative will cost...
Cars.co.za recently published a First Drive of the Creta, courtesy of our Indian contributor Anubhav Sharma.
The local range comprises 3 derivatives. There is a 1.6-litre petrol manual, followed by a 1.6-litre petrol automatic and the flagship is a 1.6-litre turbodiesel automatic. Outputs for the engines are 90 kW and 150 Nm of torque for the petrol 4-cylinder units, while the diesel version punches out 94 kW and 260 Nm of torque. The entry-level derivative features a 6-speed manual gearbox, while the rest feature 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The range comes well-equipped with luxury, convenience and safety features. Exterior highlights include 16-inch alloys, roof rails, LED daytime running lamps, integrated indicator lenses in the side mirrors, a rear spoiler and high-mounted stop light.
The interior is surprisingly spacious for a compact family car (the luggage capacity is a claimed 402 litres). The steering wheel, gearknob and seats are trimmed in imitation leather, the touchscreen infotainment system includes USB and auxiliary ports, Bluetooth hands-free telephony and music streaming, as well as navigation functions, and the rear-view mirror is electrochromic. Electric windows and manual air-con completes the package.
In terms of safety, dual front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and a reverse-view camera with rear PDC are fitted.
Hyundai Creta Price in South Africa
1.6 Manual R319 900
1.6 Petrol Auto R339 900
1.6 Diesel Auto R369 900
The Creta is offered with a 5-year/150 000 km manufacturer's Warranty with an additional 2-year/50 000 km manufacturer's powertrain warranty and a 5-year/90 000 km service plan.
Read an in-depth first drive report of the Hyundai Creta
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