So the Hyundai Creta SUV is about to be launched, and many authorized dealerships have already started taking ‘unofficial’ bookings of the much anticipated model. Regulars here would know that Hyundai India recently previewed the upcoming vehicle to a bunch of publications, and we even got to sample their new product on a specially developed test track at their Chennai facility. In all likelihood, the Creta will be aimed squarely at the very popular Renault Duster. Of course, the pricing would be a key to the Creta’s success, but given that Hyundai India has always made it a point to price its products aggressively, we really don’t see much reason for Hyundai fanatics and prospective buyers to worry. Even in terms of engine performance, equipment level and space, the Creta can pretty much give the Duster a run for its money. With all bases covered, there’s only one thing a prospective buyer would be worried for – kitna deti hai? While Hyundai India is yet to announce the efficiency figures for the Creta, we’ve tried to present a fair analysis of Hyundai Creta mileage in this post here.
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Is Hyundai Creta more fuel efficient than the Renault Duster?
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Hyundai India is yet to reveal the ARAI-certified figures for the Creta, but it has by now become well known that the upcoming compact SUV shares its engines with the Verna sedan. For the Venra, the Creta’s 1.4- and 1.6-litre oil burners churn out 24.8 km/l and 20.33 km/l respectively. Even the auto variant is pretty fuel efficient, with an ARAI-certified figure of 21.05 km/l. The Creta, which is underpinned by the i20’s platform, shouldn’t be much heavier than the Verna. Also, Hyundai has re-tuned the 1.6-litre oil burner for the Creta, and chances are that the manufacturer would have optimized the engine’s fuel efficiency. True, we can’t have our final word on the car’s fuel efficiency until the official figures are out, but there are high chances of the Creta becoming the most fuel efficient SUV in its price-segment. For the record, the Renault Duster, which is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor, has an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 19.87 km/l for the 85 PS variant, and 19.07 km/l for the 110 PS model.
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Powering the Duster is the tried and tested 1.5-litre K9K turbocharged diesel engine that is available in two power tunes – 85 PS and 110 PS. The Creta, on the other hand, will be available with 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel motors. Compared to the Duster, the Creta 1.6 D will enjoy a higher power output of 128 PS. Even the smaller, 1.4-litre variant of the Creta is pretty sure to have more power than the entry-level Duster’s power output of 85 PS. Both the engine variants of the Creta get 6-speed manual transmissions. Additionally, the 1.6-diesel also gets a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In comparison, the Duster 85 PS comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox while the 110 PS variant comes with a 6-speed gearbox. There’s no option of an auto transmission for the Duster. However, the Duster can be bought with a 4wd system, which is something that is conspicuous by its absence on the Creta.
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In all probability, prices of the Creta will start at INR 8 lakhs, which would mean that the upcoming Hyundai small SUV won’t hold a significant price advantage over the Duster. However, given that Hyundai offers more in terms of features, build quality, engine performance, and after-sales service experience, the Creta might end up looking like a better value for money product.
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Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the Hyundai Creta mileage figures.