Hyundai Motor Company has launched its new Creta vehicle in the GCC with a redesigned and more powerful SUV model. Unveiled during a live virtual event, the second-generation Creta has been transformed into the ultimate sub-compact SUV for any terrain.
The fresh-look Creta is more spacious, boasts improved features and utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to meet the complete needs of working professionals, young drivers and families.
Central to Hyundai’s vision of delivering a superior experience is performance and the Creta is installed with highly evolved powertrain engines, bringing incredible power and cleaner emissions.
Bang Sun Jeong, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Hyundai, said: “Developing high-quality vehicles are at the core of our vision and this is reflected with the all-new Hyundai Creta model.
“Since the first model was launched, the Creta has become one of the most popular vehicles and the latest version is set to be a game-changer in the sub-compact SUV segment. From top to bottom, we have crafted the car carefully, pushing the boundaries to ensure that it stands out on the road and is equipped with a wide range of improved features that will deliver even more fun-loving driving experiences.
“Ultimately, the new Creta is like no other vehicle. It’s a true urban crossover with loads of versatility that is modern, sensuous and sporty in design.”
The new model comes with a choice of three engines. The Smartstream G1.5 (maximum power of 115 ps/6,300 rpm and maximum torque of 14.7 kgf.m/4,500 rpm) and the Kappa 1.4T-GDI (140 ps/6,000 rpm and 24.7 kgf.m/1,500-3,200 rpm) are both gasoline engines, providing better fuel economy on the roads.
Offering more choice is the diesel 1.5 U2 VGT (DSL) engine, which has a maximum power of 115 ps/4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 25.5 kgf.m/1,500-2,750 rpm.
Hyundai has made significant improvements to both the interior and exterior, including the size. At 4,300 mm (length) and 1,790 mm (width), the outside of the Creta is 20 mm and 10 mm bigger respectively than the first model.
The masculine personality on the front is reflected through the grille’s bold and rectangular latticework, holding a bigger and more striking H-logo as well as distinctive two-tier headlamps. The addition of sinewy character lines over the clamshell-type bonnet also reinforces the masculine identity.
The quality of the exterior is replicated inside with the increase in size providing more space, comfort and convenience.
Fitted with an 8-speaker Bose sound system, passengers can benefit from crisp audio quality when listening to music on the go.
The premium interior is completed with a multi-functional 3.5-inch TFT LCD cluster and the optional fully digital 7-inch supervision version, delivering information in rich detail with speed and precision.
With the passengers’ safety the utmost priority for Hyundai, the Creta is safer than before. The body structure is made of advanced ultra-high tensile-strength steel, giving it exceptional crash resistance.
Customers can choose from eight color exterior choices — Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Phantom Black, Lava Orange, Red Mulberry, Galaxy Blue and Deep Forest.