One of the most successful car models from Hyundai, the Creta has been setting the sales chart on fire right from its day of launch. It was launched at a time when Ford was ruling the roost in the compact SUV segment. We dwell deeper into what made this Hyundai click as a favorite among the families.
Styling: Hyundai got the styling bang on target. The car has an authentic SUV face coupled with the raised stance to give the intended impression of a compact SUV. There are absolutely no quirky elements on the design. Also, Hyundai could successfully infuse the presence and superciliousness of its much larger sibling, Hyundai Santa Fe onto the face of the Creta.
Choices Galore: Hyundai is offering Creta in 10 trims starting from the base to the fully-loaded SX (O) variant. Hyundai has four engines to power the Creta with one diesel automatic option as well. Following are the various engine options offered by Hyundai for the Creta.
• 1.6 Petrol Dual VTVT
• 1.4 CRDi
• 1.6 CRDi VGT
• 1.6 CRDi VGT (AT)
Not only the engines are adequately powered, but also endow the Creta with decent fuel economy figures. Customers have a wide price band to choose from between Rs 8.69 Lacs for the base Petrol to the Rs 13.80 Lacs for the fully-loaded CRDi SX(O).
Hyundai Brand: Over a period of time, Hyundai has become a household name in the country. The brand is known for offering value for money cars in India. Time tested reliability coupled with a wide service network, which is only next to Maruti has given Hyundai a huge loyal fan following.
Lack of Direct Competition: Measuring over four meters in length and superior interior and boot space Creta was not under direct threat from neither the Ford Ecosport nor the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Even at present, with the launch of Honda BRV which has more MPV elements than an SUV, the competitors are yet to place a direct rival to take on the Creta head-on.
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To sum it up, Creta doesn’t excel on all parameters, however, it offers a perfect car in an SUV template. The Creta has got the SUV style element, a wide range of engines and trims and a perfect size with sufficient space for a typical Indian nuclear family. The Hyundai tag further strengthen its credentials.