Following a price hike in April 2021, the Hyundai Creta received an updated features list last month, which resulted in the base E trim losing quite a bit, while other variants received a handful of new features. Well, now it seems like Hyundai is at it again as the hot-selling compact SUV will soon get a new SX Executive trim that will be, of course, based on the SX version but will come with a few omissions to offer the maximum bang for the buck. Let's take a closer look at the features, powertrain options and expected price of the Hyundai Creta SX Executive.
Hyundai Creta SX Executive - Features
To offer the new SX Executive trim at an affordable price point, Hyundai has deleted quite a few significant features from the SX trim, the most prominent omission being the 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car features. In place of the infotainment system, the dashboard gets a plastic blanking cover to fill the void. For buyers still wanting an infotainment unit, you can either retrofit an aftermarket infotainment unit or one can even dealer fit the unit that is available on the higher trim levels. Here's a detailed look at all the major feature omissions.
- 10.25-inch infotainment screen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Chrome Door Handles
- Burglar Alarm
- Arkamys high-end audio system
- Driver Rear View Monitor
- Voice Recognition system
That said, the Creta SX Executive trim is not all bare bones, and does come with a fair bit of features. Here are some of the highlight features of the Creta SX.
- Bluetooth Mic
- Steering Mounted Audio Controls
- Shark-fin Antenna
- Rear View Camera
- USB Port
Hyundai Creta SX Executive - Powertrain Options
|Engine||1.5L, NA, 4-cylinder petrol engine|
1.5L. 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
|Mileage (ARAI Claimed)||16.8 Kmpl||21.4 Kmpl|
The Hyundai Creta SX Executive will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine on offer is the 1.5L unit that produces 115hp and 144Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is the 1.5L oil burner and produces 115hp and 250Nm of torque. Both engines solely come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox for the SX Executive trim. The Creta SX Executive, however, misses out on any automatic gearbox option and the 1.4L turbo-petrol engine, but that would have also driven up the costs.
Hyundai Creta SX Executive - Expected Price
|Hyundai Creta Trims||S||SX Executive||SX|
|1.5L Petrol||INR 12.19 lakh*||INR 13.14 lakh*||INR 13.93 lakh*|
|1.5L Diesel||INR 13.19 lakh*||INR 14.14 lakh*||INR 14.93 lakh*|
Hyundai hasn't yet officially revealed the prices of the Creta SX Executive trim. However, as per reports, the petrol version of the SX Executive trim is expected to be priced at INR 13.14 lakh*, while the diesel version will be priced at INR 14.14 lakh*. This new trim bridges the massive gap of INR 1.74 lakh between the S and SX trims for both the petrol and diesel models. While the SX Executive costs INR 96,000 more than the S, it is INR 79,000 cheaper than the SX. Hyundai is expected to officially announce the price of the Creta SX Executive in the coming weeks.