Hyundai launches the 2018 Creta at Rs 9.43 lakh
The hot selling compact SUV from Hyundai, the Creta has received a facelift and launched at Rs 9.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base E variant. External changes on the new car include a new front grill, bi-functional projector headlamp, LED DRL and positioning lamp, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, dual tone front and rear bumper, new front and rear skid plates, split tail lamps and shark fin antenna. The car now gets an electric sunroff, cruise control 6-way adjustable power driver seat, smart key band, iBlue AppAudio Control App, Electrochromic Mirror and wireless phone charger along with plethora of other already existing features.
Full price list –
|Model||Engine||Variant||GST Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)|
|SX Dual Tone||1,243,934|
|1.6 DSL||S AT||1,319,934|
|SX Dual Tone||1,373,934|
Official press release –
Hyundai Motor India Limited, the country’s second largest car manufacturer and the largest exporter since inception announced the launch of the Perfect SUV- The New 2018 CRETA. The New 2018 CRETA personifies perfect harmony between style and performance for the diverse customers’ needs.
The New 2018 CRETA with its bold and aggressive front styling and tall and sporty stance will further strengthen Hyundai’s hold in the SUV segment. The Indian Car of the Year 2016 (ICOTY), CRETA, has always been the preferred choice of customers looking for a Perfect SUV. With a blend style, performance and safety, the new 2018 CRETA further ups the benchmark with its Bold and Sporty Exteriors – Cascade Design Front Grille, New Age Technology Features and Advanced Connectivity options. To heighten the brand’s technology appeal among the youth, features such as Smart Electric Sunroof, Cruise Control, 6-way Power Driver Seats, Smart Key Band and Wireless Phone Charger have been addedwhile to ensure enhanced customer convenience, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Sliding Front Armrest and Driver Seat Height Adjustment are provided as standard. With all the new additions, the New 2018 CRETA provides high value to customers across all trims.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “Since the launch of the first CRETA in 2015, Hyundai has become an established brand in the SUV segment. It is the cornerstone of Hyundai‘s longstanding SUV presence which will impress customers with its premium design, spacious interior and its advanced connected technologies. The benchmark success of CRETA with over 4 LakhHappy customers globally is a testimony of the customers’ increasing preference towards Hyundai’s Modern Premium products.”
“We are confident, the New 2018 CRETA will create new benchmarks in the SUV segmentwith its Superior Performance and New Age Technology featureswhile creating Brilliant Ownership experience.” he added.”
Iconic Design with Bold and Sporty Exterior
The front design of the New 2018 CRETA exudes confidence and appeal. Its new BoldFront commands authority and strong stance gives it a robust road presence. Smooth creased hood lines, voluminous bumper and Next- gen imposing Cascade Design Front Grille give an impressive and dynamic look. Finely sculpted aerodynamic outside mirrors are integrated with LED side Indicators brings a sporty and aerodynamic appeal to the side profile. The Key Exterior Features as follows:
- Bi-functional Projector Headlamps (New)
- LED DRL & Positioning Lamps (New)
- R17 Diamond Cut Alloys accentuates sporty look(New)
- Dual Tone Front & Rear Bumpers(New)
- Bold Front & Rear Skid Plates(New)
- Stylish Split Tail Lamps (New)
- Side Body Cladding
- Shark Fin Antenna(Best in Segment)
- Glossy ‘A’ Pillar
Premium and Hi-tech Interiors
The New 2018 CRETA has a refined and ergonomic interior architecture. Everything about the cabin of the New 2018 CRETA has been designed for utmost comfort and convenience to the driver and to the passenger. The luxurious details such as soft touch paint on crash pad, leatherette finish on the door, steering and seats make for a premium image. The crash pad with its futuristic water flow inspired design and smart ergonomic contours make the cabin environment pleasing and enjoyable.
New 2018 CRETA is also available with New Tangerine Orange Interior Colour pack with Dual Tone Exteriorcolour options.
The customers will experience the following New Hi-tech& Convenience Features:
- Smart Electric Sunroof (First-in-segment)
- 6-way Power Driver Seats (First -in- Segment)
- Cruise control (New)
- Smart Key with push Button Start
- FATC with Cluster ionizer (Best in Segment)
- Sliding front armrest(Standard)
- Driver seat height adjustment (Standard)
- Rear AC vents
- Rear seats with 60:40 split
The New 2018 CRETA comes with Next Gen infotainment system for enhanced connectivity and better user interface. The New 17.77 Touchscreen AVN system comes with IPS Display & Capacitive Touch for improved view ability and smoother operation along with smartphone connectivity – Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink, providing seamless integration of App based navigation, streaming audio and smartphone applications.
Taking connectivity to next level, the New 2018 CRETA comes with First in Segment- Smart Key Bandwhich is a new age device with in-built functionality of a smart key and fitness tracker controlled by smartphone application.
AutoLink Connected Car Technology is a dynamic new way to stay connected to your car. The vehicle health check, driving information, road side assistance, driving history, eco driving and vehicle health history, all can be checked with the tap of a finger.
The New 2018 CRETA is equipped with unique First in Segment Wireless Phone Charger for enhanced customer convenience.
New Age technology Features:
- Smart Key band (H-Band) (First in Segment)
- Wireless Phone Charger (First in Segment)
- AutoLink Connected Car Technology(First in Segment)
- iBlue AppAudio Control App (New)
In line with Hyundai’s promise of safety, the New 2018 CRETA boasts of a strong body structure, made with Ultra-high Strength Steel (UHSS) and Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS). The strong HIVE Body Structure denotes structural strength, stability and connotes sturdiness. The ring shaped frames applied at B-Pillar, C-Pillar and engine bay helps to achieve high body rigidity, improved durability and crash performance. The ring frame structure realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, which contributes to more precise handling while maintaining excellent ride quality.
Six airbags reveal Hyundai’s uncompromising approach to safety engineering. Dual front airbags, front seat side- impact and side curtain airbags work together with the seatbelts and the available pre-tensioning system to take the safety of the vehicle to a unparallel level.
Class Leading Safety Features:
- 6 Airbags (Best-in-Segment)
- Dual Airbags with ABS and EBD (Standard)
- High braking efficiency & Effective Braking Control with ESC and VSM
- Hill Assist Control (HAC) for a safe start on an uphill incline without rolling
- Electrochromic Mirror (New)
- Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock (Standard)
- Rear parking assist system with rear view camera
- Stating Bending Lights
- Child Seat Anchor (ISOFIX)
Best in class high performance, powerful and refined engine of the New 2018 CRETA makes the drive pleasurable and fun-filled. The 1.6 Petrol generates segment best power of 123ps while the 1.6 CRDi diesel engine generates segment best power of 128 ps. A more fuel efficient 1.4 Diesel engine with 90 ps is also on offer.
The 6-speed Manual transmission and the 6-Speed Automatic transmission in both petrol and diesel offer a blend of high performance, better fuel efficiency & enhanced driving pleasure. The New 2018 CRETA offers improved fuel efficiency by up to 3% in petrol and up to 4% in diesel engine.
The New 2018 CRETA has class-leading NVH performance by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials, advanced engineering design of engine, transmission and body structural parts thus ensuring quiet cabin. The NVH has been well contained to barely perceptible levels with the use of dash insulators, anti-vibration pads, sound deadener coating on floor, optimized engine mounts, tunnel area rigidity and application of dual sealing structure on doors.
Product Confidence: Customer Delight
Hyundai’s vision to be the Life time partner of its customers is the reason behind Best-in-class warranty of3 Years Unlimited Kilometres with Road Side Assistance.
Variants & Colours
The New 2018 CRETA is available with 7 Exterior single tone colour options and 2 Dual tone colour options. Additionally, two new colours have been added – Marina Blue and Passion Orange along with new Dual Tone Passion Orange and Black.
Read our review on the Hyundai Creta here.