Pricing and specifications of the all-new Hyundai Creta have been announced via the Hyundai South Africa website. Here's what's new and how much you can expect to pay for the Korean compact SUV.
The 2nd-generation Hyundai Creta has touched down in South Africa and will be going on sale from the end of November 2020. The new model brings a bold new styling direction, while the range gets some newer engines. For those wanting a bit more shove, Hyundai has introduced a 1.4-litre turbocharged motor into the mix.
The Hyundai Creta charges into a congested segment, with rivals like the Volkswagen T-Cross, Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, and Suzuki Vitara all vying for a slice of the pie.
Engines and Powertrain
There are three engines on offer. Kicking off the range is a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 84 kW and 143 Nm. Diesel fans will be pleased to know there's something for them in the form of a 1.5-litre turbo with 84 kW and 250 Nm. Finally, for the first time, the Creta range gains a sporty turbocharged powertrain in the form of a 1.4-litre motor that pumps out 103 kW and 242 Nm. When it comes to transmissions, both a manual and a CVT are available, however the flagship 1.4-turbo is exclusively offered with a dual-clutch transmission.
In terms of performance and economy, Hyundai SA claims the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine consumes 6.5 L/100 km and gives the Creta a top speed of 170 kph. The diesel boasts a slightly higher top speed of 173 kph, while consuming just 5.9 L/100 km. Finally, the range-topper is said to hit Vmax at 185 kph, while returning a consumption figure of 7.1 L/100 km. Acceleration figures were not given.
Standard specification loadout is generous across the range, with air conditioning, an infotainment system that's CarPlay compatible, electric side mirror adjustment, park assist, park camera, and cruise control. Executive grade adds larger 17-inch wheels, wireless charging pad, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, and artificial leather trim.
In terms of safety, the base model has driver & passenger airbags ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Programme and Hill-start Assist Control. The range-topper adds curtain and side airbags for additional peace of mind.
We'll be driving the new Hyundai Creta before the end of November 2020, stay tuned for our thoughts.
Hyundai Creta Price in South Africa (November 2020)
The new Hyundai Creta is sold with a 5-year / 150 000 km Manufacturer's Warranty + Additional 2-year / 50 000 km Powertrain Warranty, 5-year / 160 000 km Perforation Warranty, 7-year / 150 000 km Roadside Assist, 4-year /60 000 km Service Plan with servicing every 15 000 km.
Hyundai Creta 1.5 Premium MT R374 900
Hyundai Creta 1.5 Executive IVT R429 900
Hyundai Creta 1.5 Executive IVT 2 Tone R434 900
Hyundai Creta 1.5 Diesel Executive AT R469 900
Hyundai Creta 1.5 Executive AT Diesel 2 Tone R474 900
Hyundai Creta 1.4 TGDI Executive DCT R484 900