The Hyundai Creta 1.6L diesel is now available in the entry-level E+ and EX trims as well. The prices of these new configurations are yet to be announced. For reference, the Hyundai Creta 1.6L diesel was previously priced from INR 13,36,033, when it was offered in only the S and higher trims.
The Hyundai Creta 1.6L diesel employs the Dual VTVT turbocharged four-cylinder unit that generates best-in-segment 128 PS at 4,000 rpm and 26.5 kg·m (260 Nm) of peak torque at 1,500 ~ 3,000 rpm. It can be had with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. However, the availability of the latter depends on the trim selected, and in case of the E and E+ grades, it's unavailable.
The E+ grade is equipped with features like manual air conditioning, rear AC vents, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, electric tailgate release, front power outlet and front & rear power windows. The EX grade adds LED DRLs and a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity.
In terms of safety equipment, the E+ variant has rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, airbags (driver & passenger), day/night IRVM, front seat belts with pretensioner, driver & front passenger seatbelt reminder, speed alert system, impact sensing auto door unlock, lane change indicator, speed sensing auto door lock and immobilizer. The EX variant additionally offers a rear camera with steering adaptive parking guidelines display and front fog lamps.
The Hyundai Creta rivals the newly launched Kia Seltos, as well as the MG Hector and Tata Harrier C-SUVs. Local testing of the next-gen Hyundai Creta has commenced. The all-new model will be launched by mid-2020.