We bring a comparison between the Tata CURVV and the Hyundai Creta. Creta is the undisputed leader of the mid-size SUV segment in India. It has dominated the sales charts within its category, as well as overall. It has to be one of the most successful vehicles from the Korean carmaker in our market. With the new 2024 model, it now gets a ton of modern equipment and styling. On the other hand, Tata Motors wants to challenge this domination by bringing a mid-size coupe SUV in the form of CURVV. Even it gets the latest design philosophy and amenities. Here are the details.
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Tata CURVV vs Hyundai Creta Comparison – Specs
While there are still no details about the exact powertrains on offer, Tata Motors mentions that there will definitely be the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel mill which also powers the Nexon compact SUV. It is good for 115 PS and 260 Nm of peak power and torque. In the Nexon, it comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. The other options could be either a new turbo petrol engine or the same unit which powers the Nexon. We can expect identical transmission options as well. Interestingly, there will also be an electric version of the CURVV pretty soon. That will make it an exciting proposition for a whole bunch of potential buyers.
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Creta offers a range of powertrain options, including a 1.5-litre petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a newly introduced 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine derived from the latest Verna model. These engines display varying power and torque outputs: 115 PS / 144 Nm, 115 PS / 250 Nm, and 160 PS / 253 Nm, respectively. Depending on the chosen variant, buyers can opt for a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, IVT (CVT automatic), or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. ARAI mileage ratings are set at 17.4 km/l for the petrol manual, 21.8 km/l for the diesel manual, and 18.4 km/l for the turbo petrol DCT. There is also the electric version of the Creta in the pipeline.
|1.5L (P) / 1.5L (Turbo Petrol) / 1.5L (D)
|115 PS / 160 PS / 115 PS
|144 Nm / 253 Nm / 250 Nm
|6MT, CVT, 6AT, 7DCT
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Tata CURVV vs Hyundai Creta Comparison – Design
Until now, we have seen the CURVV with heavy camouflage on the streets. However, we were able to catch a glimpse of the coupe SUV at the Auto Expo last year. Tata confirmed that most elements from the concept version will make it to the production-spec unit. That gives us a substantial clue about what to expect from the exterior styling. The main highlights include a futuristic front fascia, elegant alloy wheels and a sloping roofline to lend that coupe silhouette. It measures 4,308 mm in length, 1,810 mm in width, and 1,630 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,560 mm. The boot capacity is a healthy 422 litres. All in all, the SUV will bear enticing styling to offer an impressive road presence.
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On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta facelift showcases a more extensive design overhaul in comparison to its predecessor. The front end introduces a sleek LED light bar seamlessly integrating with stylized LED DRLs on both sides. The frontal aesthetics are further heightened by a substantial grille with distinctive elements and quad-LED headlamps flanking each side. Notably, the new model features robust skid plates and a sporty bumper for added flair. On the sides, adventurous skirtings and a fresh set of alloy wheels contribute to its dynamic appearance. Transitioning to the rear, a connected LED taillamp unit with a unique design takes centre stage, complemented by a sturdy skid plate. Additional elements include a high-mount stop lamp, a shark fin antenna, and a roof-mounted spoiler equipped with roof rails.
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The CURVV is bound to have tons of modern equipment and amenities. These include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, a two-spoke steering wheel with an illuminated logo, wireless charging capabilities, ventilated front seats, an air purifier, a premium audio system and more. In terms of safety, we can expect it to come with top-notch functions like in other Tata cars. We shall get to know about more features at the launch.
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On the other hand, the Creta is full of the latest functionalities to the brim. These include a 10.25-inch Connected Supersceen Infotainment Screen with a Digital Instrument Cluster, 64-colour Ambient Lighting with a touch-based AC Controller Unit, Half Vent – Half Crystal Polished Passenger-side Dashboard, a New Gear Shifter Design, a Voice-Enabled Panoramic Sunroof, a Level 2 ADAS Active Safety – Hyundai SmartSense with 19 features, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and 360-Degree Camera, Ventilated Front Seats, 8-Way Powered Driver’s Seat and more.
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We shall have to wait a bit longer to see what the new Tata CURVV offers in terms of powertrains, features, design and price. We will update this section once all these details are out.