New Hyundai Creta got in an accident when a speeding truck bumped into it. The impact was not that much but tells us about the build quality.
Hyundai claims that the new Creta is much more stronger than the previous model. It comes with much more safety features that includes front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, traction control, drive mode and much more. In terms of the quality of component used, Hyundai says that the SUV can withstand two elephants standing on it.
The owner was on his way when suddenly, a speeding truck rammed into his Hyundai Creta. Just seconds before, the driver realized that he could crash his truck and he tried to steer away. However, still, the bumper and headlamp portion of the truck collided with the Creta. As a result, the rear portion of the SUV has been damaged.
Luckily, just the plastic Creta branding along with chrome detailing of the headlamp has been damaged. The panel bearing the boot opener and lights for the number plate have also been taken away due the impact. The owner had bumper guards installed recently which have come out of the bracket.
The damage has just been limited to this part and everyone inside the cabin did not get any injury. The owner feels that the quality of new Hyundai Creta is definitely very strong. The variant that he owns is the base-spec E variant which only gets a diesel engine. There’s not even a factory-fitted music system on offer here.
However, just the thought of getting a Creta Diesel under Rs 10 Lakhs is good to lure many buyers. It gets a 1.5 Litre diesel engine that is good for 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque, while being paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the higher variants, it also gets a 6-speed torque converter as an option.
Other engine options include a 1.5 Litre petrol with a manual and a CVT gearbox and the highlighted 1.4 Litre turbo-petrol motor with a 7-speed DCT. Prices of the new Creta commence at Rs 9.89 Lakhs up to Rs 17.20 Lakhs (ex-showroom), but it at par with the Kia Seltos.