We got a chance to perform the acceleration test of the new Hyundai Creta facelift. The Korean giant has launched the most successful mid-size SUV in the country today. It comes with a variety of new updates including exterior styling which is inspired by Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ philosophy, a new cabin and dashboard layout, the introduction of Level 2 ADAS functions, a redesigned rear profile and the availability of the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. The model in our test drive was the 1.5-litre turbo petrol with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Here are the details.
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New Hyundai Creta Facelift Acceleration Test
We were driving the new Creta as a part of the media drive. Our team got an opportunity to experience the engine out on an open stretch of road to test its acceleration. We switched off the Traction Control to ensure maximum performance. The SUV was in Sport Mode. In our test, the Creta facelift was able to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 9 seconds. That is quite impressive. Since it has the most powerful engine in this segment, such performance is expected. Still, this puts it into a league of its own. The new mill from the Korean carmaker is specifically designed to cater to performance enthusiasts. That is the case with Verna, as well as the Creta.
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Interior and Features
Creta, just like all Hyundai cars, is among the most feature-packed vehicles in its segment. With this facelift, the Korean car marque has taken things to the next level. There are tons of modern connectivity and safety equipment on offer including things like electronically adjustable ORVMs, electronic parking brake, ventilated seats, physical buttons for HVAC and multimedia, premium Bose audio system, 10.25-inch dual displays for infotainment and instrument cluster, 4-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, Tucson-like driver’s console, Level 2 ADAS, intuitive MID appearance, new AC vents on the dashboard, leatherette upholstery, panoramic sunroof, LED cabin lights, wireless smartphone charging, large storage space under the armrest, 6 Airbags, powered driver’s seat, Bluelink connected car tech with over 70 features and more.
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The prices of the new Creta facelift start at Rs 11 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom.
|Hyundai Creta (1.5 MPi)
|Hyundai Creta (1.5 T-GDi)
|Hyundai Creta (1.5 CRDi)
|Rs 11 lakh
|Rs 20 lakh
|Rs 12.45 lakh
|Rs 18.70 lakh
|Rs 20 lakh
|Rs 20 lakh
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The new Creta gives you various engine and transmission choices. You can go for a 1.5-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. But the choice of driving enthusiasts will be the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, which is already used in the new Verna. These engines come with different power and torque levels: 115 PS / 144 Nm, 115 PS / 250 Nm, and 160 PS / 253 Nm. Depending on the model, you can choose between a 6-speed manual, IVT (CVT automatic), or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. In essence, Hyundai aims to satisfy the needs of all kinds of potential buyers.
|Hyundai Creta & Kia Seltos
|1.5L (P), 1.5L (Turbo Petrol), 1.5L (Diesel)
|115 PS / 160 PS / 115 PS
|144 Nm / 253 Nm / 250 Nm
|6MT, iMT CVT, 7DCT