Depending on the trim level, features will either be added to or deleted from the updated Hyundai Creta, which is expected to launch soon
Hyundai is planning to update its best-selling SUV – Creta – in the Indian market very soon. The upcoming 2021 Creta is expected to feature no mechanical changes, but the variant-wise equipment list will be updated. Here, we shall go through all the changes expected on the soon-to-launch 2021 Hyundai Creta.
The base ‘E’ variant of the Creta will see the deletion of the following features – electrically adjustable ORVMs, integrated turn-indicators on the ORVMs, luggage lamp, and the pocket behind the passenger seat. The removal of these features would help keep the costs in check, although we don’t expect the prices to lower.
On the ‘EX’ and ‘S’ trims, the SUV will now get wireless connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Previously, these two trim levels only featured wired connectivity for both apps. As for the top-spec ‘SX’ and ‘SX (O)’ trims, the following features will be added – remote engine start via smart key, welcome greeting, soft paint finish on the dashboard, and advanced connectivity features.
If you’re wondering what enhanced connectivity features mean, then allow us to explain. The Creta would now get Over-The-Air (OTA) updates for the BlueLink connected car system, along with additional voice commands. The latter includes showing info of contacts, Points of Interest (POI) search, sports updates, and controlling the driver-side window.
Hyundai Creta is currently available with three engine options, which are likely to remain unchanged. The first option is a 1.5-litre petrol engine, capable of generating 115 PS and 144 Nm. There are two transmission choices available here – a 6-speed manual and a CVT. The second one is a 1.5-litre diesel powerplant, with 115 PS and 250 Nm, which can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The last engine option is a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, which belts out 140 PS and 242 Nm. It only comes with a single gearbox option – a 7-speed DCT. Paddle shifters are available on the automatic variants of SX and SX (O) trims (1.5L petrol CVT, 1.5L diesel AT, and 1.4L petrol DCT). We expect the price list to be revised as well, upon the launch of the 2021 Hyundai Creta.