India-made LHD Hyundai Creta launched in Vietnam – IAB Report
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Manufactured and exported from HMIL’s Chennai plant.
Hyundai Thanh Cong has launched the new Hyundai Creta in Vietnam, which is manufactured and exported from India. It’s priced from VND 806 million (INR 23.6 Lakhs) for the 1.6 petrol and VND 846 million (INR 24.8 Lakhs) for the 1.6 diesel.
Hyundai’s compact SUV measures 4,270 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width, 1,630 mm in height and 2,590 mm in wheelbase. It rides on 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and is equipped with silver skid guards, roof rails, projector headlights and LED daytime running lights.
Inside, the Creta comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear knob, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, door armrests and a center armrest. Other features include the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, the instrument cluster with a large MID and the center console which has a 5-inch touchscreen system that doubles up as the display for the reverse camera.
It features an automatic climate control system as standard with rear AC vents, and keyless entry with start/stop button. It’s also equipped with a slew of safety features that include dual front airbags, Side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC and VSM, and Hill Start Assist.
The Vietnamese-spec Creta comes with two engine options. The petrol variant has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC with Dual VTVT and 16 valves producing 123 PS at 6,400 rpm and 151 Nm of torque at 4,850 rpm, while the diesel model packs a 1.6-liter four-cylinder DOHC CRDi with VGT producing 128 PS at 4,000 rpm and 259 Nm of torque between 1,900 – 2,750 rpm. Both engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic.