Creta apa ni? Hyundai Creta facelift, bro. Reader JJ Chang noticed this unfamiliar SUV on our roads and whereas he didn’t disclose the placement, the background seems to be like Tanjung Tokong. Thais holidaying in Penang just like the Shinawatras? Nope, the automotive has Malaysian quantity plates.
We contacted Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) however the distributor declined to touch upon the Creta. It’s protected to imagine then that HSDM does certainly have plans for this B-segment SUV, though we’re unsure if it would culminate in market introduction.
Pricing is at all times a difficulty relating to non-national mass market manufacturers introducing new merchandise right here. It’s arduous to match modern-day Perodua in content material and tools when you might have larger price and decrease quantity. However no less than the Creta is made in Indonesia (since January 2022), and might be introduced in by way of AFTA, ASEAN’s free commerce space guidelines with decrease responsibility. The HMMI-made Creta has since been launched in Thailand.
The Creta is Hyundai’s B-segment crossover for rising markets, primarily based on the Kia Seltos and positioned beneath the extra compact European-flavoured Kona within the lineup. That is the facelifted second-generation mannequin, sporting a full-width Parametric Jewel grille like the newest Tucson. This implies the LED daytime working lights are neatly hidden throughout the grille, with the principle LED headlights sitting independently on the bumper.
On the perimeters, you’ll discover distinguished fender creases, plus a silver roof and C-pillar trim that creates a “floating roof” impact with out the roof being in one other color. These break up triangular taillights are very distinct, bizarre even. The automotive you see right here has its Hyundai and Creta rear badging taped up, which is unusual because the entrance brand is bare.
Seems a bit just like the Perodua Ativa from sure angles? At 4,315 mm lengthy and 1,790 mm huge, the Creta is 250 mm longer and 80 mm wider than the Perodua, which implies it’s a good bit bigger. The two,610 mm wheelbase is 85 mm longer than the Ativa’s. The Creta’s sprint has a waterfall-style design, like on the Tucson and Santa Cruz. It’s rendered in a pleasant two-tone on this unit, which additionally has light-coloured seats.
Thai-spec automobiles get an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, a ten.25-inch digital instrument show, Qi wi-fi charger, automated air conditioning with rear vents and a complete security package deal. The latter consists of six airbags and Hyundai’s SmartSense driver help suite together with door opening warning. The upper of the 2 specs (SEL) provides on LED and ambient inside lighting plus a panoramic sunroof.
Beneath the Creta’s hood is a 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated engine producing 115 PS at 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Energy goes to the entrance wheels by way of an Clever Variable Transmission (iVT), Hyundai identify for CVT. In India and Indonesia, the SUV additionally comes with a six-speed guide gearbox.
The Creta is priced from 949,000 baht to 999,000 baht in Thailand, which interprets to RM115,749 to RM121,848. What do you consider the Hyundai Creta at these costs? For reference, the bottom 1.5L NA Honda HR-V is priced at RM114,800, and the vary goes all the way in which to RM140,800 for the RS e:HEV hybrid.
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