Hyundai Creta to enter production in Russia in Q3 2016

Sagar Parikh

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Will be Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Russia's second locally-built vehicle.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus introduced the Hyundai Creta in Russia yesterday. The Hyundai Creta will be the company's second locally-built model after the Hyundai Solaris (Hyundai Accent) in the country, and be built on the latter's production line at the Saint-Petersburg plant in Q3 2016.

Hyundai Creta front three quarters Russia
The Hyundai Creta will be built alongside the Hyundai Solaris (Hyundai Accent) at the Saint-Petersburg plant.

The Hyundai Creta will be available in three trim levels in Russia: Start, Active and Comfort. Body-coloured door handles, 16-inch steel wheels, 205/65 R16 tyres, audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity, dual-front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) + EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) are standard features.

The Hyundai Creta will be available with two engine options in Russia. The base engine is a 1.6-litre MPi petrol engine that produces 123 hp at 6,300 rpm and 150.7 Nm of torque at 4,850 rpm. Moving up the range, there's a 2.0-litre MPi petrol engine that develops 149.6 hp 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm.

Hyundai Creta front Russia
The Hyundai Creta will be available in Russia with 123 hp 1.6-litre and 149.6 hp 2.0-litre petrol engines.

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In the Start trim level, the 1.6-litre engine, front-wheel drive drivetrain layout and 6-speed manual transmission are standard. In the Active trim level, this engine can be opted with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Comfort trim level offers option of both engines, along with a choice of 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions, but only the 2.0-litre engine model can be had with an all-wheel drive system.

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