- Petrol automatic version available in the high-end trim, the SX+
- With an increase in demand, another diesel automatic launch – the more affordable and lower cost – S+ variant
- No changes to the exterior or interiors
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After witnessing the continued, steady popularity of the Hyundai Creta and noticing an increasing demand for automatic transmission vehicles, Hyundai, made a prudent move with the launch of the Creta petrol automatic version. At first, this 2015 launched SUV came only in a diesel AT version. But now, with the petrol AT version, this SUV is the most complete amongst its competitors.
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Here are a couple of things to know about the Petrol automatic variant:
- The price of the automatic version of the petrol Creta is INR 12.86 lakhS and it is made available only in the high-end variant which is the SX+ version.
- The exterior of the petrol automatic transmission version remains unchanged from the other models and will continue to be the same as the other SX+ versions.
- The only way to differentiate this car from the others is that this vehicle gets an ‘auto’ badge at the rear. Besides that, there is no indicator which will tell you if it houses petrol or a diesel engine.
- Similar to the exterior, the interior too continues to be the same as the SX+ variant and the features, provisions and equipment which are present in this model are identical and found in the high-end variant.
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- Some features of the interiors and exteriors are: push start button, infotainment system with a touch screen and Bluetooth, automatic climate control, USB and AUX connectivity, alloy wheels which are diamond cut, 60:40 split rear seas, projector headlamp with LED.
- Additionally, some safety features are airbags (two numbers), parking sensors and rear camera, ABS with EBD, OVRMS which are electrically adjustable and foldable, follow me home head lamps etc.
- There are plenty of features offered but some missing features are two airbags instead of six, cruise control, doors which lock automatically, automatic headlamps and automatic dimming IVRM etc.
- This automatic petrol variant is driven by a 1.6L four cylinder engine which produces a power of 122bhp and a torque which is at a maximum of 154Nm.
- The competing vehicles for this model are the Ford EcoSport and the Honda BR-V. Both these vehicles are priced lower than the Hyundai Creta.
As the AT or automatic transmission is a seemingly a hot seller, the South Korean automaker, Hyundai decided to cash in on this trend and launched another affordable, cheaper AT version of its diesel variant.
Here are a few things to know about the latest diesel automatic transmission:
- The latest AT diesel version of the Hyundai Creta is based on the S+ variant and will be priced at INR 13.56 lakhs.
- Initially, the automatic diesel transmission was only available in the high-end variant which was the SX model. But now the S+ AT version comes at a lower cost and is approximately INR 1.06 lakhs cheaper than the existing high-end diesel AT version.
- In terms of features and styling, the S+ looks the same and there are no changes apparent – which includes both the exterior and interiors.
- Although, in comparison to the high-end variant, this lower and more affordable version will miss out on some features like projector headlamps, grille in a dual tone, automatic climate control, button for push start and wipers for the rear.
- But on the other hand, it comes equipped with the standard features like a 7 inch touch screen audio system with six speakers, 1GB HDD, two airbags, Bluetooth streaming, ABS and fog lamps.
- This particular car comes with a 1.6L VTVT 4-cylinder petrol engine which produces a power of 121bhp and a maximum torque of 250Nm.
The auto manufacturer saw an increased demand for SUVs equipped with an AT gearbox and catered to this need. Not only did they make the AT version available in the petrol version too but also added a lower-end diesel version at a lower cost so as to attract more potential and prospective buyers to join the Hyundai bandwagon. Driving an automatic is definitely easier and hence the demand is ever-increasing. With these new versions, Hyundai has a chance to increase its market share in the country.
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