This has to be the first-ever walkaround video of the Hyundai Creta E base model. It retails for Rs 11 lakh, ex-showroom. The improved model introduces several upgrades, such as an exterior design influenced by Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ philosophy, a redesigned cabin and dashboard layout, the integration of Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features, a refreshed rear profile, and the introduction of the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. For now, let’s explore the details of the base model.
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Hyundai Creta E Base Model – Exterior
This video comes from Team Car Delight on YouTube. The host showcases the mid-size SUV from the outside. The prominent components include positioning lamps, halogen turn indicators, chrome strip, broad grille, silver skid plates, air skirting, projector halogen headlamps, 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers, turn indicators on front fenders, body-coloured door handles, silver skid plate at the rear, connected taillamp effect, roof-mounted spoiler in piano black finish. All in all, this model looks striking even for the base trim.
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Interior and Features
Moving to the inside, there are all the basic necessities. This includes a digital instrument cluster, flat-bottom steering wheel, manual AC, stylish dashboard layout, all four power windows, height adjustable driver’s seat, fabric upholstery, tilt and telescopic steering adjustment, storage space, USB-C charging socket, passenger side vanity mirror, manual IRVM, reclining rear seats, adjustable rear headrest, rear armrest with cup holders, rear AC vents, cabin light and more. The safety functions incorporate 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, Traction Control, All Four Disc Brakes, Rear Parking Sensors, Hill Start Assist, TPMS and more.
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The new Creta offers a range of engine and transmission options to cater to diverse preferences. You can choose between a 1.5-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. If you prioritize an exhilarating driving experience, the preferred choice is the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, already featured in the new Verna. These engines vary in power and torque: 115 PS / 144 Nm, 115 PS / 250 Nm, and 160 PS / 253 Nm. Depending on the specific model, you can opt for a 6-speed manual, IVT (CVT automatic), or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. Official ARAI mileage figures range from 17.4 kmpl for the 1.5-litre petrol to 21.8 kmpl for the diesel. The turbo petrol model with the DCT gearbox provides a commendable fuel economy of 18.4 kmpl.
|Hyundai Creta Facelift
|1.5L (P), 1.5L (Turbo Petrol), 1.5L (Diesel)
|115 PS / 160 PS / 115 PS
|144 Nm / 253 Nm / 250 Nm
|6MT, 6AT, CVT, 7DCT
|17.4 kmpl – 21.8 kmpl
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Even this base E model of the new Hyundai Creta comes with the most basic amenities that the buyers would need. Hence, if you are on a strict budget and don’t fancy all bells and whistles, it is not a bad idea to go for this trim. It is one of those rare cases where the carmaker is offering all fundamental functions in its base model itself.
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