The Hyundai Creta has sold over 60,000 copies in the last six months. We try to find out why everyone loves this SUV so much
The Hyundai Creta has been the country’s highest-selling SUV in the above-4-metre segment even since it was launched in 2015. While the Creta has been there in its current generation for nearly four years, there are many new car buyers who are still interested in buying this premium SUV and it helps in maintaining consistency. Here are some reasons for the great popularity of the Creta:
1. Bold looks
The Hyundai Creta is a small 5-seater SUV that doesn’t enjoy the huge dimensions of a vehicle like the Tata Safari Storme. However, the designers have done their job quite well as the Creta looks bold and has a huge street presence.
A factor working in favour of the Hyundai Creta is that its designers have worked hard to make the SUV look fresh and attractive by giving a quite comprehensive facelift. The new cascading grille, updated bumpers, and the revised paint options that include Marina Blue and Passion Orange shades help this Korean model still catch many eyeballs.
The Hyundai Creta looks quite fresh, even after years of existence, and even has the bold appeal of a traditional SUV. All these factors easily catch the fancy of buyers in sub-15 lakh price segment, we quickly take a liking for this SUV’s bold looks.
2. Appealing interior with many features
With the recent update, the interior of the Hyundai Creta has got a premium feel to it. The classy cabin gets an updated upholstery that is made up of rich materials. The high quality materials and the dual-tone colour scheme makes the cabin look upmarket. The airy seating space further works in favour of this model.
Other than all of the above qualities, the Hyundai Creta comes with many segment-leading features that help it come across as a more premium option than its rivals. The features list of the top-end version includes high-end equipment like an electric sunroof, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, wireless phone charger, cruise control, and smart key band. The small SUV even comes with a large-size touchscreen infotainment unit that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
3. Multiple Engine Options
The Hyundai Creta is available in three engine variants, which means there is a motor to suit everyone’s needs and desires. The petrol engine, which is a 1.6-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 122 bhp and 151 Nm, is for those who don’t have a high monthly usage and looking for a powerful and a refined SUV. The petrol motor can be ordered with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. It has an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 15.29 km/l.
The other two engine options comprise diesel motors. The smaller of the two is a 1.4-litre turbocharged unit that produces a maximum power of 89 bhp and a peak torque of 220 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a mileage of 21.38 km/l. This engine option makes sense for those who have a high usage and hence, want an economical vehicle that has a low retail price.
Finally, there is a 1.6-litre diesel engine that is available with both 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. The turbocharged diesel engine produces a maximum power of 126 bhp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. It offers a mileage of 19.67 km/l with the manual transmission and 17.01km/l with the automatic gearbox.
4. High Safety
The Hyundai Creta comes with many safety features, which is another reason for its high popularity. All the variants come with rear parking sensors, anti-pinch electric windows, dual front airbags and ABS. The higher versions get 6 airbags, hill-start assist, electronic stability control, static bending lights, rear parking camera, ISOFIX child seat mounts, and an electrochromic inside rear-view mirror. This makes the Creta one of the safest choices in its segment.
5. Trust factor
The Hyundai Creta is a tried-and-tested product that is already being used by lakhs of owners. Till now, the SUV hasn’t suffered from even a single major issue. Also, the company is offering its smallest SUV with a 3 years/unlimited kilometres warranty and roadside assistance, which should keep you from stressing yourself over the reliability issues.
What makes the entire deal even better is the company’s comprehensive after-sales network, which is second only to Maruti Suzuki. The prospective customers of Creta can not only buy their vehicle at any of the thousands of dealerships but can even get their vehicle serviced at many locations. All this leads to a high trust that people have in Hyundai products in general, and the Creta in particular.