Hyundai is one of the biggest automobile manufacturers not only in India but in the whole continent. The South Korean company has a stronghold in other parts of the globe. However, a major share of the company’s revenue comes from India’s automobile industry. This major share can amount up to $4.4 billion in sales from India itself.
Due to this, Hyundai holds upwards of a 19% market stake in India’s automobile sector. So, the company tries its best to maintain this position in the market by upgrading its lineup from time to time, be it for hatchbacks, sedans, or crossover SUVs.
First Gen Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai launched a subcompact SUV named Creta in India in 2014. The car went on sale the following year, in 2015, and the sales for Hyundai Creta skyrocketed. The car was compact but spacious enough to meet the needs of an average Indian family. Hyundai Creta was an instant success. It captured the majority of the sales in the subcompact SUV market after its launch.
The car was produced specially for India. However, due to its huge success, it was later on launched in other parts of the globe as well. The car was reasonably priced according to the Indian market and came loaded with features that were either missing or were available in higher-priced vehicles.
Safety was also a major reason why people opted for the first generation Hyundai Creta. The car came with 6 airbags along with many other hi-tech safety features like electronic stability control (ESC), ABS, Hillstart assists to control, and much more. The car was equipped with a rear parking camera with adaptive guidelines as well.
Hyundai Creta has sold over 5,00,000 units in India alone as of early 2020.
Hyundai Creta 2020.
The second generation of Creta was launched in India auto expo 2020. The all-new Creta is a modified version of Creta being sold in China since 2019. The interior has been completely redone and the engine has been modified to meet the new BS6 engine norms as well. The vehicle looks sportier than its predecessor.
Creta 2020 engine.
Three different engine configurations are being offered in the Indian market as of now. A 1.5 litre petrol producing 113 hp with 144 Nm torque, a 1.5-liter diesel engine with 113 hp and 250 Nm, and a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 138 hp and 240 Nm torque. The gearbox responds as soon as you place your foot on the pedal. The fuel economy of the vehicle is also quite good. It gives an average of 15 to 17 km per litre usually.
The interior in the all-new 2020 Creta has been redesigned to make it more comfortable and more tech-friendly than before. The cabin noise has also been reduced and can be noticed if you shift from an older generation or even its competitors like the Kia Seltos or Jeep Compass.
Not only this, the back seats have been largely improved as well. They provide more legroom as well as better under-thigh support than the older generation Creta. The panoramic sunroof lightens your mood when you enter the car. However, like most cars, the passenger sitting in the middle will suffer since the center seat is not comfortable at all.
The car looks bigger than the older one to me. The roofline does look as if it has been raised than the previous generation. But I’m not a big fan of how it looks from the front. The older generation looks more appealing than before.
However, the central console has improved. The central screen is larger, more responsive, and has more features. Also, the instrument cluster is fully digital as it was in the previous model as well. The car also comes equipped with an air purifier as well as ventilated front seats.
The car should be considered if you’re looking to buy an SUV in the market in the range of 10 lakh to 17 lakhs.
All in all, the all-new 2020 Hyundai Creta has improved since the beginning. It has better performance, more efficient, and is more comfortable in every manner. It does give a tough competition to its competitors like Kia Seltos and Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier.
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