Hyundai has officially launched two modification kits for their new mid-sized SUV Creta 2020. The kits are Adventure and Performance. Now most of us might get confused due to the name but these kits are only cosmetic and not mechanically. So let’s see how these kits enhance the looks of the SUV.
Starting from the front the kits is equipped with a front skid plate which is finished in silver. The outline of the fog lamp has given a chrome garnish. Coming to the side, the door has given a black colour cladding, which gives it a traditional SUV look. Personally we love the side cladding but are not sure about the front cladding. It kind of disturbs the overall colour treatment of the SUV.
Performance Kit –
The performance kit is more on a funky side. It gets RED coloured ORVMs and also the red coloured front skid plate. The red colour treatment is then extended towards the end that linearises the colour line. Overall, it’s kind of love it or hate it type accessories. WE personally think that adventure kit is better of both.
The overall mechanical and features remain the same as on the regular trim. The SUV shares the powertrain with the Kia Seltos. There are three engine options on offer – 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol. The 1.5-litre petrol produces around 113 Bhp and 144 Nm of peak torque. While the 1.5-litre diesel churns out 113 bhp max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol is the most powerful along the line producing around 138 bhp and 242 Nm of peak torque. These engines are available in four transmission trains – CVT, 6-speed Automatic and 7-speed DCT and a standard 6-speed manual.
The Creta 2020 comes at a very attractive price point and offers tremendous features. It comes with upmarket and competitive features such as panoramic sunroof, paddle shifters, touch screen infotainment system, cruise control etc. The safety features include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, hill assist, parking sensors etc. Driver convenience features included auto climate control, auto headlamps and wiser and much more.
|Engine and Transmission|
1.5 Litre MPi Petrol
|1.4 Litre Turbo GDi||7 Speed DCT||16.16||17.2|
1.5 Litre CRDi Diesel
Hyundai has launched the SUV with an introductory price tag Rs 9.99 lakhs(ex-showroom) and the booking has already crossed 10,000 bookings. Therefore it proves the trust for the Hyundai Creta people has. The 2020 Creta now competes with other mid-sized SUVs in the market, majorly Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass, MG Hector and its cousin Kia Seltos.