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New Hyundai Creta in South Africa – A sub-R500,000 SUV

Hyundai has officially unveiled its Creta SUV lineup for South Africa.

The new SUV is available in five options with two specification levels – Premium and Executive.

“The first-generation Creta was an immediate volume-seller in Hyundai’s South African SUV range since its launch in 2017,” said Hyundai.

“After a slight mid-term facelift the following year, the new, second-generation Creta arrives on our shores at the end of 2020 with striking exterior looks.”

The Creta has also received an updated interior, with a longer and wider cabin than its predecessor, while the body itself is “visibly larger” and smoother than the previous model.

Inside the car you find a multifunction steering wheel, cruise control system, a wireless charging pad (in Executive models), Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and an infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen.

Engine power

The Creta can be bought with one of three engine options:

  • 1.5-litre NA petrol – 85kW and 144Nm
  • 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel – 85kW and 250Nm
  • 1.4 turbocharged petrol – 103kW and 242Nm

These engines are then paired with manual or automatic transmissions that drive the front wheels.

“The engines are mated in different combinations to either a 6-speed manual gearbox, a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission, a new 6-speed intelligent variable transmission, or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission,” said Hyundai.

It must be noted that the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine is only available with the “flagship” Creta 1.4 TGDI Executive model, which also receives the 7-speed DCT transmission and two-tone exterior colour finish.

On the safety side, the Creta features front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger – while two curtain airbags for rear passengers are also included with Executive models.

Electronic stability control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and hill-start assist control come as standard, too.

South African pricing

The pricing for the new Creta is listed below.

  • Creta 1.5 Premium (Manual) – R374,900
  • Creta 1.5 Executive IVT – R429,900
  • Creta 1.5 Executive IVT (2-Tone) – R434,900
  • Creta 1.5 Executive Diesel (Automatic) – R469,900
  • Creta 1.5 Executive Diesel (Automatic, 2-Tone) – R474,900
  • Creta 1.4 TGDI Executive DCT (2-Tone) – R484,900

The Creta is available in Galaxy Blue, Lava Orange, Phantom Black, Polar White, Red Mulberry, Titan Grey, and Typhoon Silver body colours.

Your purchase will also include a 7-year/200,000km manufacturer’s warranty, a 4-year/60,000km service plan, and roadside assistance for 7 years/150,000 km.

Hyundai Creta – Photos

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