All-new Hyundai Creta launched at Rs 9.99 lakhs

Hyundai has launched the all-new Creta SUV at an introductory price of Rs 9.99 lakhs (ex-showroom) in India. Interestingly, Hyundai has managed to give the same price tag to both the base petrol and diesel variants.

The car is also available with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that is priced at Rs 16.16 lakh (ex-showroom) for the SX variant.

On the outside, the car comes with three-part LED headlamps and squared wheel arches. The updated Creta also gets a new grille, a new set of alloy wheels, and a brand new cabin.

The Blue Link feature that debuted on the Venue compact SUV comes with added functionalities in the new Creta. This lets the owner control several in-car functions by using a smartphone or a smartwatch.

Functions including remotely starting the car, live tracking and real-time traffic information among others.

In terms of mechanicals, the new BS6 engine options on the Creta include a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that are available with both a 6-speed manual transmission and an automatic transmission.

There is also a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine available with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). The car comes with three driving modes (Eco, Comfort & Sport) and traction control modes (Snow, Sand & Mud) that are meant to optimise driving across different terrains.

(with news agency inputs)