Amid New Launches, Hyundai Creta Still Rules Midsize SUV Segment

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We have explained why the Hyundai Creta is the best-selling midsize SUV for years despite the arrival of new rivals in aplenty

The Creta made its market debut back in 2015 and it has been instrumental in popularising the midsize SUV segment. The volumes in the five-seater midsize segment have steadily grown over the years and many manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon to grab a pie but the domination of Hyundai Creta has been remarkable throughout.

How has it really done it? There are numerous factors involved! The Creta has been adored for its looks, practicality, convenience, a whole bunch of features and technologies involved, ride quality and performance characteristics as well as fuel efficiency. The second-generation Creta made its way to the market in 2020 and it has lived up to the success of its predecessor.

It has incorporated a sporty styling with a split headlamp cluster, a muscular bonnet with cuts and creases, good looking tail lamps, flared wheel arches, and alloy wheels giving a compelling road presence. It boasts multiple colour scheme options to elevate the overall appeal. Another strength that Creta inherently has is the expansive range it is offered with.

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The Hyundai Creta is currently priced between Rs. 10.44 lakh and Rs. 18.24 lakh (ex-showroom) and thus it appeals to a wide set of consumers. Sold with a diverse range of powertrain choices, the five-seater is equipped with a 1.5-litre MPi four-cylinder NA petrol engine, a 1.5-litre CRDi four-pot diesel engine and a 1.4-litre Kappa turbo GDi petrol engine.

For those wanting the mid-range punch and all the sophistication needed on a drive, the oil burner will be a no-brainer. The performance craving enthusiasts have the turbo petrol mill producing 140 PS and 242 Nm and for customers on a tight budget, the regular 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit will suffice your needs with good fuel economy.

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The diverse nature of the powertrain lineup is second to none. The features list of the Hyundai Creta has always been packed giving it a certain edge over its competitors. Supplemented by the aggressive pricing strategy, the Creta is a value-for-money offering by a long shot.

The Creta was one of the first SUVs in its segment to be retailed with an electric sunroof. It also comes with a two-tone interior and a large touchscreen infotainment system with plenty of connectivity based features.

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Currently, it is available with the option of a panoramic sunroof, an advanced instrument console, a flat-bottom steering wheel with mounted controls, a two-step rear seat reclining function for added comfort during long drives, an 8-speaker Bose sound system to enhance the entertainment experience and use of premium quality materials and surface finishes inside the cabin.

A myriad of safety features is also on offer including ABS and EDB as standard fitments, six airbags, traction control, Electronic Stability Program, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-Start Assist, rear disc brakes and so on. It also has a rigid body structure made of advanced high-strength steel. Beyond these points, there is something more to appease buyers.

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The vast dealer network, top-notch customer service and after sales support along with a standard vehicle warranty of three years or unlimited km will ensure peace of mind to the end user.