Hyundai Creta

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Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Hyundai
Also called Hyundai ix25
Hyundai Cantus
Production 2014–present
2015–present (India)
2016–present (Russia, Brazil, Algeria)
Assembly Piracicaba, Brasil (Hyundai Motor Brasil)
Beijing, China (Beijing Hyundai)
Chennai, India (Hyundai India)
St. Petersburg, Russia (Hyundai Rus)
Tiaret, Algeria (Tahkout Manufacturing Company "TMC")[1]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Related
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1.4 L I4
  • 1.6 L I4
  • 2.0 L I4
  • 1.6 L diesel I4
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,590 mm (102.0 in)
Length 4,270 mm (168.1 in)
Width 1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height 1,630 mm (64.2 in)

Hyundai Creta (Korean: 현대 크레타), also known as Hyundai ix25 and, in the Dominican Republic, Hyundai Cantus, is a subcompact crossover SUV produced by Beijing Hyundai, a joint venture by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai and China's Beijing Group from 2014 and Hyundai Motor India Limited from 2015. It was first seen as a thinly veiled "concept" at Auto China (in Beijing), April 2014.

The production model had its premier at Chengdu, in August 2014, and it went on sale in China two months later.[2][3][4][5] In India, the car has three engine variants including the 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel and a 1.6 liter gasoline engine with five models for the Creta – E, E+, S, SX, SX(O).

Each model has a specific set of features which distinguishes it from the others and comes in seven colours.[6] Trinidad & Tobago imports the Indian made Hyundai Creta in three variants, Basic, Advanced and Fully Loaded. They all have 1.6 gasoline engines, with automatic transmissions.

History[edit]

The ix25 is based on the Hyundai–Kia platform that underpins the Kia Soul, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Elantra and Kia Cee'd (among other cars), and is similar to the Kia KX3. In India, where it was scheduled to go on sale on July 21, 2015, it will be badged "Hyundai Creta" after Crete. The name is also intended to suggest connections with "creative".[7] The Creta/ix25 is intended to become a global model.

In the Dominican Republic, it is badged "Hyundai Cantus"[8] because in said country the word "creta" is used to describe the labia minora.

Engine[edit]

The Creta's engine which comes in three variants, each of which are present in different models.[9]

  • The 1.4 CRDi engine is available in E+ and S models.
  • The 1.6 CRDi VGT engine is available in SX and SX(O) models.
  • The 1.6 gasoline dual VTVT engine is available in the E, E+, SX and SX(O) models .

The Chinese and Brazilian market gets two gasoline engines, of 1.6 or 2.0 liters. In India, the car is available with 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel engines and a 1.6 liter gasoline engine.[10] Also in Brazil, both engines runs with ethanol. In order to improve the Creta lineup further, Hyundai has introduced Creta E+ diesel and SX dual tone variants.

The Creta SX, it is now offered with a dual tone red and black or a white and black exterior color options. The SX dual tone variant is powered by a 1.6 liter gasoline or a diesel engine but, with no automatic gearbox option.[11]

Safety[edit]

Hyundai Creta (South Korea)

The Creta has safety features, including Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), Rear Parking Assist System, and ABS. The Hive body structure signifies structural strength. The six airbag system provides all round protection. One for the driver, one for the front seat passenger, front and rear curtain airbags running the length of the cabin, plus front side airbags.

The car's Electronic Stability Control (ESC) feature allows for right amount of braking force to each wheel so that the car doesn't lose direction. The Anti lock Braking System (ABS) helps the car from skidding on slippery roads. Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) prevents rollback during a hill start.

This feature automatically detects an incline and hits the brakes as the driver is about to accelerate.[12][13]

Design[edit]

The Creta is based on the company’s new concept, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Fluidic concept was also used for the design of other recent Hyundai cars, such as the Fluidic Verna and the Elantra.[14]

Other features[edit]

The rear parking assist system allows for safe parking in tight spaces. The car is also equipped with day/night inside rear view mirror for efficient night time driving. The audio system is high tech and comes with 1 GB internal memory. Touch Screen Audio Video Navigation System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also present. Keyless entry and follow me home headlamps add to the existing set of features. Also available is the fully automatic temperature control, with a mood change bar.

Reception[edit]

By November 30, 2015, the vehicle has registered over 70,000 bookings in India and 15,770 worldwide.[15] It has sold more 200,000 cars in India.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.algerie-eco.com/index.php/2016/10/29/premier-vehicule-hyundai-made-in-algeria-sorti-samedi/
  2. ^ de Feijter, Tycho (2014-10-11). "Hyundai ix25 hits the Chinese auto market". CarNewsChina.com. 
  3. ^ "Hyundai Creta: Hyundai launches new SUV at Rs 8.59 lakh onwards in India". IBN Live. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  4. ^ "Hyundai announces upcoming Creta sub-compact crossover". AutoBlog. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
  5. ^ "Hyundai Creta for Russian market". Wroom.ru. 
  6. ^ "Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT L colours". Gaadi.com. 
  7. ^ Siler, Steve (2015-06-10). "Creta News! Hyundai Previews New Subcompact Crossover and Gives it a [Real] Name". Car and Driver. Hearst Communications. 
  8. ^ Jayachandran, Aravind (2016-02-09). "India-made Hyundai Creta launched as Hyundai Cantus in Dominican Republic – IAB Report". Indian Autos Blog. Indian Autos Blog. 
  9. ^ launched/1/452855.html "Hyundai launches compact SUV Creta at Rs 8.59 lakh" Check |url= value (help). IndiaToday. Retrieved 2015-07-21. 
  10. ^ Chauhan, Yatharth (2015-06-22). "2015 Hyundai Creta (ix25) India Launch Date – July 21 [Pics And Details]". Car News. CarBlogIndia. 
  11. ^ "Hyundai Creta New Variants Launched". CarWhoops. 
  12. ^ "Hyundai Creta Compact SUV: Five things we know". gaadi.com. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  13. ^ "Hyundai Creta - Expected Price, Features and Engine Options". NDTV Auto. Retrieved 2015-07-22. 
  14. ^ "Hyundai Creta Compact SUV: Five things we know". DriverSpark. Retrieved 2015-06-09. 
  15. ^ "Creta Sale Crosses 70,000 Mark!". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  16. ^ {{Cite web|title = http://www.autocarpro.in/news-national/hyundai-creta-drives-past-200-sales-milestone-months-25868

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