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Top-spec Hyundai Creta vs entry-level Opel Mokka

The new Hyundai Creta is now on sale in South Africa, adding another mid-range crossover to the automaker’s line-up.

The top-of-the-line Executive has a starting price of R469,900, putting it in the same league as Opel’s Mokka with its price tag of R477,900.

These mini-SUVs come in towards the middle of their segment in terms of pricing, and in order to compete, they bring a lot to the table.


The new Creta Executive is fitted with automatic LED headlamps, daytime-running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a chrome finish on the grille.

Furthermore, the range-topping Hyundai packs keyless entry, a multifunction steering wheel, artificial leather upholstery, cruise control, a wireless phone charger, a rear-view camera, and rear-facing parking sensors, as well as a central infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

The boot of this crossover accommodates up to 416 litres of cargo, and up to 1,384 litres of the rear bench is folded down.

Moving to the Mokka, standard offerings consist of 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with daytime-running lights, a leather multifunction steering wheel, heated front seats, cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and a 7-inch media display with smartphone pairing.

In addition, the Elegance comes with several driver aids such as hill assist, blind-spot detection, cruise control with speed-limiter function, lane-keep assist, and speed sign recognition.

With slightly smaller dimensions, the Opel then carries up to 310 litres in the boot, which can be enlarged to 1,105 litres.


Under the hood of Hyundai’s latest crossover is a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 84kW and 144Nm.

The Executive makes use of a CVT transmission, resulting in a combined fuel consumption of 6.3l/100km.

Acceleration from 0-100km/h is pegged at 11.8 seconds for this particular Creta, while top speed caps out at 170km/h.

Opel’s offering, on the other hand, makes use of a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol powertrain in cooperation with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The result is a larger power output of 96kW and 230Nm – while averaging slightly better fuel consumption of 6.1l/100km.

The Mokka’s top speed is also higher at 200km/h, and it can reach 100km/h in a faster 9.2 seconds.


The Hyundai Creta Executive has a South African starting price of R469,900.

This includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty with an additional 2-year/50,000km mechanical warranty, a 4-year/60,000km service plan, and 7-year/150,000km roadside assistance

The Opel Mokka Elegance has a starting price of R477,900.

Each purchase comes with a 3-year/120,00km warranty, a 4-year/60,000km service plan, and 3-year/120,000km roadside assistance.

Hyundai Creta

Opel Mokka

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