Hyundai Creta was originally offered in 7 grades of E, E+, S, SX, SX Dual Tone, SX (O), and SX (O) Executive. The E and S variant were discontinued earlier this year, which made E+ as the new base variant.
The removal of base variant resulted in the increase in entry level price of Creta. Price of the E trim started from Rs 9.6 lakhs, while the E+ trim started from Rs 9.99 lakhs. To replace the now deleted E and S trim, and to fill the void in the segment, Hyundai has now launched a new EX trim, which sits above the E+ base.
Hyundai Creta EX is offered with both petrol and diesel options. It will be seen with fog lamps and LED DRLs, rear seat armrests, cup holders, adjustable head rests at the rear.
It will also get a map light with sunglass holder, two tweeters and a 5.0” touchscreen audio system, steering mounted controls along with and front USB charging socket (These features have now been deleted from the E+ trim). So in a away, the E+ trim has now become the new E trim, while the EX trim is the new E+ trim. This exercise has also resulted in price hike of about Rs 40-50k. Safety features on offer include ABS, airbags, EBD, rear parking camera, etc.
Hyundai Creta EX will be powered by a 1.6 liter petrol engine offering 123 PS power and 154 Nm torque. It will also be offered with 1.4 liter diesel engine capable of 90 PS power and 224 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. Petrol variant is priced Rs 10.85 lakhs, diesel is priced Rs 11 lakhs. All prices ex-sh, Delhi.
Apart from updating the Creta line-up, Hyundai is actively working on launching their new car in India – the Venue. New Hyundai Venue is a sub 4 meter SUV which will sit below the Creta in the company line-up. Hyundai claims that the Venue will be India’s first car with connected features. Hyundai has tied up with Vodafone, which will deliver never before seen connectivity features.
Hyundai Venue will make global debut later this month in India, as well as in the US. It will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options of 1.4 liter 4 cylinder – same as the ones which are on offer Venra. There will be another new engine option, which will be in the form of 1 liter turbo 3 cyl petrol mill, mated to a 7 speed DCT. More details to be revealed closer to launch.