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Hyundai Creta Variant Battle

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We at IBB believe in Value for Money (VFM) or in plain-Jane the best bang for your buck. Hyundai Creta has really taken the Compact SUV battle to an altogether different level. The car currently reigns supreme without much of an opposition from the other cars in the same segment.

Hyundai Creta comes in 6 trims:

  • Base
  • S
  • S+
  • SX
  • SX+
  • SX (O)

The price starts from Rs 8.69 Lakhs for the base Petrol – Rs 13.80 Lakhs for the Diesel SX+ Auto. That is whopping 5 Lakhs plus price difference. You get a base variant premium hatch for that kind of money!!!

Also, the Creta comes with 4 engine options consisting of petrol and 3 diesel engine options as given below.

Variant Base S S+ SX SX+ SX (O)
Engine & Trim Plan
1.6 Petrol Dual VTVT      
1.4 CRDi      
1.6 CRDi VGT      
1.6 CRDi VGT (AT)          

As seen above, there are 10 variants in total which add up to your confusions further.

Quick Elimination Round

Let us analyze and find out the best variants that give the maximum value for your money. Obviously, the 1.6 CRDi VGT engines win over the 1.6 Petrol VTV and smaller 1.4 CRDi variant. Variant – Price (1.6 CRDi VGT Variants).

Variant Price (Ex-showroom) Mumbai IN Rs Lakhs
SX 11.8
SX+ 12.8
SX(O) 13.8

Hyundai Creta Price

Hyundai Creta Featured List

Creta, like most of the Hyundais is loaded to the gills especially the higher spec variants. Find below all the features of SX,SX+ and SX(O) variants under analysis. Let us glance thru the array of features to offer on the variants.

 Variant   SX  SX+  SX(O)
    Engine & Trim Plan
1.6 CRDi VGT    ●  ●  ●
 HIVE Body Structure  S  S  S
  Airbag Driver & Passenger S  S  S
Side & Curtain -  S
 ABS with EBD  S  S  S
 Electronic Stability Control (ESC)  -  S
 Vehicle Stability Management control (VSM)  -  -  S
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) - - S
Parking Assist Rear Parking Sensors S S S
Rear Camera with steering adaptive parking guidelines display - S S
Day/Night Inside Rear View Mirror  S  S S
Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts- Driver & Passenger - - S
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock S S S
Lane Change Indicator S  S S
Lane Change Flash Adjustment - S
Speed sensing Auto Door lock - -
Front Fog Lamps S S S
Rear Defogger with Timer S S S
Immobilizer S S S
Alloy Wheels R16 Clean Silver Alloys S S -
R17 Diamond cut Alloys - - S
Front & Rear Skid Plate Natural Color - - S
Silver Paint S S S
A- Pillar Piano Black Glossy finish S S S
B- Pillar Black-out Tape S S S
Bi-functional Projector Headlamps S S S
Cornering Lamps S S S
LED Positioning Lamps S S S
Roof Rails      
Radiator Grille Silver - - -
Dual Tone : Silver + Chrome S S S
Body Color Dual Tone Bumpers S S S
Outside Door Handles S - -
Black Colour Side Molding
Step Plate
Side Body Cladding S
Clutch Footrest S
Rear Garnish Body Colored  - - -
Chrome finish  S S S
Chrome Finish Outside Door Handles  - S S
Antenna Micro Roof S - -
Shark Fin  - S S
LED Turn Indicators on Outside Mirrors S S S
Metal finish Crash Pad Garnish  S S S
Inside Door Handles S S S
Leather Pack Seats - - S
Steering  - - S
Console Armrest - - S
Door Armrest - - S
Rear Parcel Tray  S  S S
Door Scuff Plates Black Color - - -
Metallic  S S S
Map Pockets - Front & Rear Door S S S
Instrument Panel & Center Fascia Display   
Supervision Cluster  - - S
Tachometer S S S
IC Light Adjustment (Rheostat) - - S
Comfort & Convenience
Automatic Transmission - O -
Follow-me-home Headlamps S S S
Keyless Entry Foldable Key S - -
Smart Key with Push Button Start - S S
Air Conditioning Manual - - -
Fully Automatic with mood change bar S S S
Cluster Ionizer S S S
Outside Mirror Electrically Adjustable S S S
Electrically Foldable S S S
Front Console Armrest with Storage S S S
Rear Center Armrest with Cup Holders S S S
Electric Tailgate Release S S S
Rear AC Vent S S S
Rear Power Outlet S S S
Rear Wiper and Washer S S S
Motor Driven Power Steering with Tilt Function S S S
Luggage Lamp S S S
Luggage Net & Hook S S S
Front Seat Back Pockets S S S
Passenger Side Vanity Mirror S S S
Power Windows Front S S S
Rear S S S
Driver Side Auto Up-Down (Safety Power Windows) S S S
Room Lamp S S S
Coat Hooks S S S
Battery Saver S S S
MT Shift Indicator S S S
Front Map Lamp S S S
Sunglass Holder S S S
Alternator Management System S S S
Remote Fuel Lid Opening- Cable Type S S S
Height Adjustable Driver Seat S S S
Height Adjustable Front Headrest S S S
Rear Headrest S S S
Audio System 2 Din Audio with AUX+USB+iPOD+MP3 - - -
Touch Screen Audio with AUX+USB+iPOD+MP3 S - -
Touch Screen Audio Video Navigation System - S S
Bluetooth S S S
CD Player S - -
1GB Internal Memory S - -
Steering Mounted Audio Control S S S
Bluetooth Handsfree S S S
4 Speakers S S S
Front Tweeters (2 Nos) S S S
DECODER: S (Standard), O (Optional)


Price Difference: Rs 1 Lakhs Ex-showroom ( Rs 1.2 Lakhs OTR Price) For Rs 1.2 Lakhs you get:

Features SX SX+ Can it be retrofitted
Rear Camera with steering adaptive parking guidelines display - S Y
Chrome Finish Outside Door Handles - S Y
Shark Fin Antenna - S Y
Smart Key with Push Button Start - S N
Touch Screen Audio Video Navigation System - S N
Total Value if Retrofitted      

Smart Key with Push Button Start cannot be retrofitted, but that is the only feature that cannot be retrofitted.

SX wins over SX+ as the  Push Button with Smart Key feature cannot justify the approximately Rs 70000 premium Hyundai charges for the SX+ over the SX considering all other features can be retrofitted for approximately Rs 50000.

SX Vs SX (O)

Price Difference: Rs 2 Lakhs Ex-showroom ( Rs 2.4 lakhs OTR)

For Rs 2.4 Lakhs you get:

Variant SX SX(O) Can it be retrofitted
Airbags Side & Curtain - S N
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) - S N
Vehicle Stability Management control (VSM) - S N
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) - S N
Rear Camera with steering adaptive parking guidelines display - S Y
Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts- Driver & Passenger - S N
Lane Change Flash Adjustment - S N
Speed sensing Auto Door lock - S N
R17 Diamond cut Alloys - S Y
Chrome Finish Outside Door Handles - S Y
Shark Fin Antenna - S Y
Leather Pack Seats - S Y
Steering - S Y
Console Armrest - S Y
Door Armrest - S Y
Supervision Cluster - S N
IC Light Adjustment (Rheostat) - S N
Smart Key with Push Button Start - S N
Touch Screen Audio Video Navigation System - S Y
DECODER: S (Standard), O (Optional)
  • Total Features SX(O) over SX are 19 and 10 cannot be retrofitted.
  • Crucial safety features like Side and curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability and Hill Assist Control present in SX(O) over SX.
  • In addition, SX(O) is packed with an array of fantastic creature and aesthetic features making it far better value for the extra 2.4 Lakhs over SX.

SX(O) wins over SX

SX+ Automatic

  • Hyundai strategically offering an Automatic option in the SX+ trim only.
  • SX+ Auto is just Rs 3000 less than SX(O) manual in Ex-Showroom price.
  • Interestingly only the Automatic comes with 60:40 split seats at the rear and child seat anchor, even the higher spec SX(O) have these features, we are baffled!
  • An SX Automatic would have considerably better value than SX+ variant and would have easily won this variant battle.

IndianBlueBook Verdict:

If you are on a budget and don’t want to go for the top-end SX(O), go for the 1.6 SX eyes shut. It gets you the more powerful 1.6 Liter VGT engine and basic creature comforts. With all the crucial safety equipment along with a fantastic array of creature comfort and aesthetic features SX(O) is the winner in the 'Creta Variant Battle'.

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