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2017 Hyundai Creta Review
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The 2017 Hyundai Creta comes as a sub-compact SUV marketed exclusivey in the Indian market, although it is based on the Chinese-sold i25 model. It has is built in Shunyi District of China’s capital Beijing and is a joint effort by Hyundai and Beijing Group.
The sub-compact competes with the likes of Nissan Juke and Opel Mokka, and since the model has garnered quite the following in India there is indication that the Korean auto maker will go global with Creta in a foreseeable future. It is moderately reminiscent of the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is sold in the North American market, in terms of exterior and interior styling. It also offers a fairly rounded technology package and safety features, in addition to a versatile powertrain consisting of gasoline and diesel engines.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Hyundai Creta rides on a 4,270 mm long and 1,780 mm wide wheelbase, sporting a hexagonal five-slat grille flanked by trapezoidal headlamps with LED daytime running lights inserts. The front also includes vertical or horizontal fog lamps. The profile features clean lines behind tall fenders housing 17-, 18- or 19-inch wheels, plus side view mirrors with standard heating function. Around back, the rear fascia comes slightly revised with a tall tailgate and dual exhaust outlets.
The interior offers a revised dashboard with more upscale soft-touch plastic and aluminum accents, plus a center stack with organic controls layout. The center stack comes with a standard 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, while an optional 7.0-inch screen with navigation is also available. Safety features include dual, side and curtain Airbags, in addition to a reverse parking camera, vehicle stability management and hill assist control. The seats are covered in leather upholstery and as is the steering wheel with control buttons.
The 2017 Hyundai Creta is outfitted with one gasoline and two diesel powered engines. The gasoline powered unit is a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder capable of making 120 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. The diesel units are 1.4-liter turbo and 1.6-liter turbo delivering 89 hp/165 lb-ft of torque and 124 hp/195 lb-ft of torque, respectively.
The transmission is 6-speed manual or automatic. Fuel ratings are 36 mpg combined for the gasoline unit, or 50 mpg combined for the smaller diesel engine and a little less for the bigger engine. Manual transmission fares a little bit better when it comes to fuel economy while the automatic lags behind.
2017 Hyundai Creta Release Date and Pricing
The Hyundai Creta is expected to make an appearance in the summer of 2016. The pricing is likely to begin at Rs 8.60 lakhs in India, which is approximately $13,500.