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Old 17th January 2024, 13:30   #16
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

A good midlife update. My only grouse is that sad looking and equally inferior quality center console which is being carried forward from the outgoing model. And why that old school cheap looking HVAC system in an otherwise modern interior!? Absolutely stupid from Hyundai.
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

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The new metallic bottle green color looks really nice from the reviews on Youtube. It started with Venue (which is now discontinued) and has trickled down to Sonet/Seltos and now Creta. I hope they bring it back to the Venue also.

But honestly, the best green color is still offered by Jeep Compass. I am planning to get my Venue (forest green) repainted with the Jeep's green color in the future, it would look smashing.
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

Centre console of competiting cars-

Elevate

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Seltos

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Creta

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Taigun

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Kushaq

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Hyryder

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To my eyes the centre console of Seltos looks the best, followed by Elevate. Next would be the Hyryder and Taigun. Creta comes second last while Kushaq would be last. Creta despite providing physical controls looks too much like calculator buttons plastered all over.
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

An absolutely thorough and unbiased review, as always!

I test drove the 1.5 MPI IVT SX(O) today and decided to go ahead and book the MT version of it. For our use in my hometown (avg. mileage of 5000-7000 kms a year and 80% chauffeur driven, no other gearbox/engine combination made better sense).

For certain considerations, it had to be a Hyundai and it had to be a Creta. My dad has been waiting waiting for over a year for the facelift, considering no one in the family really liked the way the previous gen looked, and from that perspective alone, it has certainly been worth the wait. Even otherwise, it is a very good all-rounded offering by Hyundai. We have booked it in the new Royal Emerald Pearl colour.

Sharing some pics of the car to showcase the colour. It looks quite royal during the day, and I assume itíll look more black than green at night.

Also sharing the price list here in Odisha (Ofcourse these are will have slight changes dealer-to-dealer).

No filters have been used on the pics (also, it has been more or less a cloudy day).

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One can confidently say Creta is having the worst center console among the cars posted here.
Seltos looks best both from inside as well as outside. Had Kia taken care of the safety concerns this could have been a near perfect car below 25L.

Reviewers have also highlighted the ridiculous amount of gap in the front grill.

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The headlamp throw and spread does seem like it has been slightly improved over the pre-facelift car.


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A good midlife update. My only grouse is that sad looking and equally inferior quality center console which is being carried forward from the outgoing model. And why that old school cheap looking HVAC system in an otherwise modern interior!? Absolutely stupid from Hyundai.
They really could have just replicated the one from the new Verna! Much more organised and visually appealing
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

Thanks for the detailed review as always.

I think the Mid sized SUV market is fast becoming a market filled with 'also rans' without a clear winner to choose from. The Seltos launch in 2023 has defined the 3-year template for all other SUVs to run with. Probably the template was set by Astor, sharpened by Seltos, repeated by Astor again during their mid-version facelift, and copied by Creta now. I have been a loyal Hyundai customer for 14 years now - Santro followed by an Elantra. But the final product - i feel - is disappointing. On the contrary, Verna shook the segment with a powerful Turbo petrol and other nifty features that others lacked, with reasonably sorted dynamics. But not sure how much leg room Creta had to do things in a vastly different manner. Perhaps they need to wait for 2-3 more years to reset the template for SUV market.
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

Creta's infotainment screen looks like they flipped the screen in seltos upside down, and it doesn't look right that way. Seltos' screen looks aligned with the curvy part of top while Creta's screen looks like a job done wrong.

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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

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An absolutely thorough and unbiased review, as always!

I test drove the 1.5 MPI IVT SX(O) today and decided to go ahead and book the MT version of it. For our use in my hometown (avg. mileage of 5000-7000 kms a year and 80% chauffeur driven, no other gearbox/engine combination made better sense).
Congratulations on the new car and wish you happy miles with it!

Is your car MT or IVT? Because the car in pics looks like IVT.
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Re: 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review

The car looks good overall. However cant understand why they omitted niche features in the segment such as air purifier and powered tailgate.. Surprising to see the knee room being constricted in a mid size SUV,
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Old 17th January 2024, 21:04   #28
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Today when I was coming back home from school, I passed a Hyundai showroom which is near my house and noticed that the Creta had arrived. Immediately after reaching home, I changed my dress and off I went to check out the Creta facelift.
Keeping in mind that we have no plans to buy a new car for atleast a decade and that we own a 2022 Honda City, here are my observations:

- I find the design to be better than the outgoing car. In fact, the SA too had the same opinion. However, if you try to draw comparisons with the Seltos, the Creta will obviously underwhelm you, design wise (subjective). While I do like it, I don't love it.

- Just like in the Team-BHP review unit, a sensor was exposed behind the grill. On asking the SA, he said that it could be a sensor for the ADAS (he wasn't sure). Shoddy work by Hyundai there.
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- The showroom display car was shod with 215/60 R17 Apollo Almac tyres.
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- Rear section looks smart, except the reversing lamp. Hyundai could've easily accomodated them in the reflector housing or in the taillight cluster between the block-like taillight units, here:
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- Interesting detailing on the upper portion of the taillight cluster. Also notice the Hyundai logo behind the glass (?) panel. Tastefully done:
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- Isn't the font of the "CRETA" badging the same as that of the first gen?
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- The doors did not feel very light. In fact they had a decent amount of heft, especially when compared to the Honda City.

- I shut the front passenger door rather gently when the window was slightly open, and I was startled when I saw the window shake the way it did.

- Backseat experience: The back rest angle was pretty good and it seems you can adjust the angle, although the lever seemed stuck when I tried adjusting it.

- At ~5' 8'' I am pretty short, yet I find the City's headroom in the backseat kinda lacking. Enter the Creta, and I had a hand-span worth of headroom (~8 inches!) compared to 4-5 inches in the City:
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- Compared to the City, knee room is slightly less with the front passenger seat set to my position. Under thigh support is lacking though, both when compared to the City and on its own. However, no complaints about leg room:
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- The seats are noticeably firmer than the City - this should probably be comfy over long trips. The centre passenger won't feel unwelcome since the central tunnel isn't too intrusive, but his head sure will; there is no centre headrest you see..

- While on the topic of centre passengers - the seatbelt mechanism looks weird, but interesting to me. The belt is pulled from the LHS on top, and then slotted into two buckles - the second one locks you into place. No such complications in the City. A picture is worth a thousand words:
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- Notice the copper piping in the rear seat as well. Also notice the clever slot for the seat belt:
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- The front armrest isn't the sliding kind. Also, while closing it, the armrest doesn't slot in place; it just closes. The storage is deep enough though. Rear AC vents have a smooth, velvety feel while operating:
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- I'm shocked that the grab handles aren't dampened! The driver's side misses out on it altogether. LED cabin lights are present near the grab handles.

Note the absence of hooks; they aren't present on either side:
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- Panoramic sunroof sure lends the cabin an airy feel. Also, it doesn't affect head room all that much.

- Here's how the cabin looks from behind:
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- Onto the driver's seat: Electric seats feel nice to operate! Having never used electric seats before, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the seat base angle can also be adjusted for height. Cool. Front passenger doesn't get it though.

- Hyundai's D-cut steering wheel. Note that the leather-wrap on the wheel is grey in colour and not black. Certainly better than white in terms of maintenance:
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- Many people said that the dashboard has a "rubberised finish", and I took that in the literal sense *facepalm*. Later realised that it's just a texture on plastic. (Is such a finish actually called rubberised finish?) Also, there are no soft touch materials on the dashboard; only a few leather inserts on the door pads.

- The end of the headlight stalk is slightly misaligned with the stalk itself when it is turned to positions other than OFF and AUTO. Also notice the background in the second picture, the "rubberised" finish. Oh, and that square is a magnet. "Born magnetic", anyone?:
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- In the manual variant that I sat in, the centre console was finished in grey plastic, but IIRC, the automatic variants have a gloss black finish in the same area. Also, while the buttons for the ventilated seats are placed beside the gear lever in case of the manual, they are placed beside the cup holders in the automatic. Please correct me if I'm wrong though, this inference is based on pictures of the automatic that I saw online.

- Beautiful touchscreen and instrument cluster. I love how they live in a U(nique) shaped enclosure, unlike the inverted U shaped housing and free standing units of most other cars. Everyone knows how good the quality of the screens themselves is, so not detailing much. Also, the quality of the 360į cameras is quite good.

- One peculiar thing I noticed was that in spite of having dual zone AC, the fan speed will be the same in both zones. Is that the case with other cars too? If so, doesn't it defeat the purpose?

- The glovebox isn't dampened either, so if you open it and let it go, it falls with a 'thwack'. Atleast the closing action is smoother. And the cooling function is 'cool'. Our 2008 i20 Magna (now sold) had a much deeper glovebox, which was cooled AND dampened. How times have changed *sigh*.


Some general pictures:

Front end:
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Dynamic swipe indicators in action:
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The functional air vents:
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Roof rails aren't functional:
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Black shark fin antenna:
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Panel gaps seem consistent:
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Notice the C shaped scoop here. Interesting:
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Rear end:
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In the black shade:
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Also, I can't help but mention - it seems the Creta's rivals' dealers are feeling the heat of the facelift too, since an SA from Tata was checking out the car when I arrived. A few minutes later, a guy from MG with a ZS EV TD vehicle came in too!
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PS: The pictures were taken with a 7 year old phone, so kindly pardon the quality.

All in all, I came away impressed, both with the car and the dealership experience.

Shout out to PPS Hyundai, Kowdiar for bearing with a teenager who randomly barged into the showroom to check out a car that he wasn't going to buy. The SA, though he knew that I hadn't come for a purchase, patiently attended to me for close to one hour - without making me feel uncomfortable. Also, he answered most of my questions about the car in general correctly (Yup, I tested his knowledge *wide grin*). This is how a car dealership experience should be, kudos Hyundai

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Old 17th January 2024, 21:13   #29
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Prices being quoted at BLR, it’s just not the Road tax that is inflating the cost.
Also is Air Purifier completely missing or integrated in Centre Display?
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Old 17th January 2024, 21:35   #30
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I am a bit surprised that the engine rpm numbers of the Creta turbo petrol are identical to the arguably somewhat lighter Verna turbo. The Creta DCT cruises at 100 kph with the engine running at 1800 rpm, same as the Verna. How come ?
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