JOHANNESBURG – Hyundai’s second-generation Creta is being launched in South Africa this week, and there may be completely no probability of mistaking it for its predecessor.
The new compact SUV hits the scene with a radical new look that takes inspiration from the smaller Venue and bigger Palisade, and key options right here embody a big ‘Cascading’ grille and two-tier headlight design.
While the design won’t be to everybody’s liking, Hyundai is broadening its attraction to a wider viewers by way of an expanded vary that provides a decrease entry worth in addition to a further engine possibility.
While the earlier mannequin was solely out there with the high-end Executive spec grade, the 2020 vary affords a new entry spec grade referred to as Premium, which brings the bottom worth of the vary down from R388 900 to R374 900.
The base fashions additionally get a barely much less highly effective engine, with the earlier usually aspirated 1.6-litre petrol making means for a 1.5 unit that produces 84kW and 143Nm (down from 90kW and 150Nm). However, these with deeper pockets and a starvation for extra energy are actually in a position to go for a 1.4-litre turbopetrol engine, which is nice for 103kW and 242Nm. As earlier than, Hyundai can be providing a diesel possibility, with this unit additionally downsized from 1.6 to 1.5-litres, and with outputs listed at 84kW and 250Nm (down from 94kW/260Nm).
As earlier than, all fashions are front-wheel pushed and consumers can select between 4 gearbox choices, relying on the engine. The 1.5 petrol is obtainable with a 6-speed handbook or IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission, much like CVT), whereas the 1.4T petrol is offered solely with a 7-speed dual-clutch automated gearbox. The 1.5 diesel engine is paired solely with a six-speed torque converter computerized.
A stroll by way of the vary
The Premium base mannequin ships with handbook air-con, a 20.3cm touchscreen infotainment system with CarPlay connectivity and reverse digital camera, cruise management, multi-function steering wheel, Park Assist, twin entrance airbags and ESP stability management. The seats are upholstered in material and the automobile rides on 15-inch alloy wheels as customary.
The Executive fashions improve to synthetic leather-based upholstery (with orange trim within the case of the 1.4T) and 17-inch wheels, and over and above all of the aforementioned options, the flagship spec grade additionally beneficial properties facet and curtain airbags, LED headlights, electric-folding mirrors and wi-fi telephone charging.
Furthermore, all fashions are offered with a five-year/150 000km guarantee, with a further two years and 50 000km of protection for the powertrain, in addition to a five-year/90 000km service plan.
Watch this area for extra particulars and driving impressions within the coming week.