Hyundai Creta was first launched back in 2015. Since then, the demand for Creta has never gone down. Now, Hyundai reveals that Creta sales have crossed 4.75 lakh mark, and to celebrate the same, a new Sports Edition has been launched.
Creta Sports Edition offers more than 20 upgrades, including cosmetic changes and new features. Some of the key exterior changes include smoked bi-functional projector headlamps, updated front chrome grille with black and dark shades, sportier silver toned front and rear skid plates, black coloured ORVMs, contrasting silver coloured roof rails and rear spoiler.
Interiors get a sporty all-black theme with contrasting streaks of white and silver. For example, the black fabric seats come with contrasting white stitching and ‘CRETA’ embossing. Silver finish can be seen at various places such as steering wheel and front and rear AC vents. Steering wheel is wrapped in leather and has contrasting white stitching.
Hyundai Creta Sports Edition will be offered with the 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel engine options (both BS4). Only manual transmission will be offered with Creta Sports Edition. Petrol variant has been priced at Rs 12.78 lakh, whereas the diesel variant will retail at Rs 14.13 lakh (ex-sh, prices). Customers can choose from two colour options – Phantom Black and Polar White with Phantom Black. These colour options are already available for the standard Creta.
Some of the Key features on-board Creta Sports Edition include smart electric sunroof, wireless phone charging, height adjustable driver seat, automatic climate control, and 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Security features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, parking assist, cruise control, seatbelt reminder, speed alert, lane change indicator, front fog lamps, rear defogger and immobilizer.
Creta Sports Edition is based on the SX variant, but with the cosmetic changes and new features, it gets pricier by around Rs 54-60k. There are no changes to engine performance or safety features, which are the same as the standard SX variant.
Creta was the bestselling Hyundai car in India for quite some time, but in June 2019, it was beaten by one of its own – Hyundai Venue. As competition is set to intensify even more in this segment with launch of new products, Hyundai has launched a Sports edition of Creta. The aim is to keep the brand relevant to changing market trends and evolving customer preferences.
It remains to be seen if Creta Sports Edition will help boost sales and successfully take on rivals such as MG Hector and upcoming Kia Seltos.