Hyundai has added a new EX grade to the Creta. The company is yet to update its website and the brochure, but reports from Financial Express and Autocar India have revealed information about it.
Previously, the Hyundai Creta was available in E, E+, S, SX, SX Dual Tone and SX (O) grades. Now, the E grade has been discontinued, which means that E+ is the new entry-level grade. As a result, the entry price has gone up from INR 9,60,154* to INR 9,99,990*. The S grade is also no longer on sale.
The E+ grade no longer features a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system with four speakers and two tweeters, steering-mounted audio controls, map lamp, sunglass holder, a front USB charger and keyless entry.
The EX grade is slotted above the E+ grade. When purchased with the 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine, its key features include front fog lamps with DRLs, a rear seat armrest with a cupholder, adjustable rear headrests and a rear parking camera. A diesel engine is available in the EX grade, but the reports don't mention whether it’s the 1.4-litre CRDi unit or the 1.6-litre CRDi VGT unit or both.
On specifying the EX grade with a diesel engine, the feature list expands to include a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system, two tweeters, steering mounted audio controls, front USB chargers and front power outlet as well.
The increase in the entry price of the Hyundai Creta will give more room to the Hyundai Venue to play in. The new sub-4 metre SUV, scheduled to reach showrooms on 21 May, is expected to have a starting price of under INR 8 lakh*
[Source 1: financialexpress.com]
[Source 2: autocarindia.com]