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2016 Hyundai Creta launched: Price, Specs, Photos, Videos, Details

Hyundai Creta Launch
Hyundai Creta Launch

The compact crossover segment has turned into an intense battle field as it is set to witness entry of two major contenders in quick successions. Here is a brief overview of the South Korean candidate.

2016 Hyundai Creta has been launched in Delhi at a starting price of INR 8.59 lakhs (ex-showroom). Hyundai is already sitting on 15,000 bookings. If this number is anything to go by, Hyundai India is comfortably positioned to crack the compact crossover market.

Hyundai Creta Launch

BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL with the new Hyundai Creta at the launch event.

With its new offering, Hyundai is looking to enhance its image in the premium end of the Indian car market. This would pave way for the brand to introduce more upmarket products in the future.


Creta is a global derivative of Chinese market-spec ix25. What made Hyundai settle for a new not-so-attractive nameplate still remains a mystery, but with an attractive and youthful styling, the car maker could get away with it. In line with the brand’s contemporary SUV design language, Creta sports a prominent hexagonal grille with triple chrome slats (different from ix25), vertical fog lights and angular headlights with projector and LED daytime running light elements.

Hyundai Creta Launch

Hyundai is relying heavily on Creta to enhance its brand image in the Indian market.

Creta manages to have a proper SUV appeal when viewed from side, thanks to its flat roofline, thick C-pillars and blacked out A- and B-pillars. Save for the clean waistline which runs along the length of the car, sheet metal contouring on the sides is kept minimal but black plastic lower body inserts, sporty 16- or 17-inch alloy wheel designs, and silver roof rails add to the crossover’s character.

At the rear, wraparound headlamps extend well into the rear fenders, helping the sense of width but we think the chrome highlighted license plate enclosure is awkwardly placed on the tailgate. The partially black bumper houses reflector elements, pseudo air intakes and a silver diffuser.


Hyundai Creta Launch

Modern Hyundai design language is sure to appeal to Indian masses.

Creta measures 4,270 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,630 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm. The car has a ground clearance of 190 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 55 litres.


Hyundai Creta Launch

Dual-tone interior adds to 2016 Hyundai Creta’s upmarket appeal.

Interior too has a familiar modern Hyundai design theme which is highlighted by a multifunction 4-spoke steering wheel, dual-tone dashboard, silver accented AC vents and a comprehensive instrument console with color MID. The interior color theme varies depending on the variants.


Hyundai Creta Launch

Top-end variant offers ABS, 6-airbags, ESC, VSM, and HAC.

Top-end Hyundai Creta SX+ comes packed with goodies such as 6-airbags, keyless entry with Smart key, electrically foldable ORVMs, rear AC vents, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, height adjustable driver seat, rear parking camera, automatic climate control, ABS, Electronic Stability Control with Vehicle Stability Management, hill assist control, height adjustable seat belt and so on.

Engines and gearboxes

Hyundai Creta Launch

Engine bay of new Hyundai Creta

The compact crossover borrows its powertrain lineup from Verna sedan. The 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission generates 123 PS and 151 Nm of torque while the 1.4-litre diesel engine is good enough for 90 PS and 220 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The range-topping 1.6-litre diesel motor pumps out a segment leading power output of 128 PS and a torque output of 260 Nm. The bigger oil burner comes with a choice of both 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.


The 1.6-litre petrol engine has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 15.29 kmpl. The 1.4-litre CRDI diesel motor is good for 21.38 kmpl. The ranging topping 1.6-litre CRDI diesel engine manages to deliver 19.67 kmpl and 17.01 kmpl when mated to manual and automatic gearbox respectively.

Variant Lineup and prices

Hyundai Creta Launch

Plush leather upholstery offer a premium feel

1.6-litre VTVT Petrol

  • Base – INR 8.59 lakhs
  • S – INR 9.57 lakhs
  • SX+ – INR 11.19 lakhs

1.4-litre CRDI Diesel

  • Base – INR 9.46 lakhs
  • S – INR 10.42 lakhs
  • S+ – INR 11.45 lakhs

1.6-litre CRDI Diesel

  • SX – INR 11.59 lakhs
  • SX+ – INR 12.67 lakhs
  • SX+ Auto – INR 13.57 lakhs
  • SX (O) – INR 13.60 lakhs


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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