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The Hyundai Creta (Korean: 현대 크레타), also known as Hyundai ix25, is a subcompact crossover produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2014. It is manufactured by Beijing Hyundai, Hyundai India (from 2015), Hyundai Brazil, Hyundai Rus and Algeria's TMC (from 2016), but not marketed in Europe. It was first seen as a thinly veiled "concept" at Auto China (in Beijing) in April 2014.

Hyundai Creta
Hyundai ix25 II 003.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHyundai
Also called
  • Hyundai ix25
  • Hyundai Cantus
Production
  • 2014–present (China)
  • 2015–present (India)
  • 2016–present (Russia, Brazil, Algeria)
Model years2014–present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive

The production model had its premier at Chengdu, in August 2014, and it went on sale in China two months later.[1][2][3][4] In India, the car has three engine variants including the 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel and a 1.6 liter gasoline engine with five models for the Creta – E, E+, S, SX, SX(O).

Each model has a specific set of features which distinguishes it from the others and comes in seven colours.[5] Trinidad & Tobago imports the Indian made Hyundai Creta in three variants, Basic, Advanced and Fully Loaded. They all have 1.6 gasoline engines, with automatic transmissions.

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First generation (2015–2020)Edit

Hyundai Creta
 
Overview
ManufacturerHyundai
Also called
  • Hyundai ix25
  • Hyundai Cantus
Production
  • 2015–2020 (India)
  • 2016–2019 (China)
  • 2017–present (Russia, Brazil, Algeria)
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Related
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1.4 L I4 (petrol)
  • 1.6 L I4 (petrol)
  • 2.0 L I4 (petrol)
  • 1.6 L I4 (diesel)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,590 mm (102.0 in)
Length4,270 mm (168.1 in)
Width1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height1,630 mm (64.2 in)

HistoryEdit

 
Rear view

The ix25 is based on the Hyundai–Kia platform that underpins the Kia Soul, Hyundai i30, Hyundai Elantra and Kia Cee'd (among other cars), and is similar to the Kia KX3. In India, where it was scheduled to go on sale on July 21, 2015, it will be badged "Hyundai Creta" after Crete. The name is also intended to suggest connections with "creative".[7] The Creta/ix25 is intended to become a global model.

In the Dominican Republic, it is badged "Hyundai Cantus"[8] because in said country the word "creta" is used to describe the labia minora.

EngineEdit

The Creta's engine comes in three variants, each of which are present in different models.[9]

  • The 1.4 CRDi engine is available in E+ and S models.
  • The 1.6 CRDi VGT engine is available in SX and SX(O) models.
  • The 1.6 gasoline dual VTVT engine is available in the E, E+, SX and SX(O) models.

The Chinese and Brazilian market gets two gasoline engines, of 1.6 or 2.0 liters. In India, the car is available with 1.4 and 1.6 liter diesel engines and a 1.6 liter gasoline engine.[10] Also in Brazil, both engines runs with ethanol. In order to improve the Creta lineup further, Hyundai has introduced Creta E+ diesel and SX dual tone variants.

The Creta SX, it is now offered with a dual tone red and black or a white and black exterior color options. The SX dual tone variant is powered by a 1.6 liter gasoline or a diesel engine but, with no automatic gearbox option.[11]

SafetyEdit

The Creta has safety features, including Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hillstart Assist Control (HAC), Rear Parking Assist System, and ABS. The Hive body structure signifies structural strength. The six airbag system provides all round protection. One for the driver, one for the front seat passenger, front and rear curtain airbags running the length of the cabin, plus front side airbags.

The car's Electronic Stability Control (ESC) feature allows for right amount of braking force to each wheel so that the car doesn't lose direction. The Anti lock Braking System (ABS) helps the car from skidding on slippery roads. Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) prevents rollback during a hill start.

This feature automatically detects an incline and hits the brakes as the driver is about to accelerate.[12][13]

DesignEdit

The Creta is based on the company’s new concept, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. The Fluidic concept was also used for the design of other recent Hyundai cars, such as the Fluidic Verna and the Elantra.[14]

Other featuresEdit

The rear parking assist system allows for safe parking in tight spaces. The car is also equipped with day/night inside rear view mirror for efficient night time driving. The audio system is high tech and comes with 1 GB internal memory. Touch Screen Audio Video Navigation System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also present. Keyless entry and follow me home headlamps add to the existing set of features. Also available is the fully automatic temperature control, with a mood change bar.

ReceptionEdit

By November 30, 2015, the vehicle has registered over 70,000 bookings in India and 15,770 worldwide.[15] It has sold more than 200,000 cars in India.[16]

Second generation (2020–present)Edit

Second Generation
 
Overview
ManufacturerHyundai
AssemblyChina: Beijing (Beijing Hyundai)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact crossover
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1.4 L I4 turbo (petrol)
  • 1.6 L I4 (petrol)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,590 mm (102.0 in)
Length4,270 mm (168.1 in)
Width1,780 mm (70.1 in)
Height1,630 mm (64.2 in)
 
Second generation Hyundai ix25 rear

The second generation Hyundai ix25 was revealed during the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show with the official market launch in August 2019.[17]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ de Feijter, Tycho (2014-10-11). "Hyundai ix25 hits the Chinese auto market". CarNewsChina.com.
  2. ^ "Hyundai Creta: Hyundai launches new SUV at Rs 8.59 lakh onwards in India". IBN Live. Retrieved 2015-07-27.
  3. ^ "Hyundai announces upcoming Creta sub-compact crossover". AutoBlog. Retrieved 2015-07-21.
  4. ^ "Hyundai Creta for Russian market". Wroom.ru.
  5. ^ "Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT L colours". Gaadi.com.
  6. ^ "Le premier véhicule Hyundai « made in Algéria » est sorti ce samedi". Algerie ECO. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  7. ^ Siler, Steve (2015-06-10). "Creta News! Hyundai Previews New Subcompact Crossover and Gives it a [Real] Name". Car and Driver. Hearst Communications.
  8. ^ Jayachandran, Aravind (2016-02-09). "India-made Hyundai Creta launched as Hyundai Cantus in Dominican Republic – IAB Report". Indian Autos Blog. Indian Autos Blog.
  9. ^ "Hyundai Creta gets a facelift and it's coming to India". India Today. 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  10. ^ Chauhan, Yatharth (2015-06-22). "2015 Hyundai Creta (ix25) India Launch Date – July 21 [Pics And Details]". Car News. CarBlogIndia.
  11. ^ "Hyundai Creta New Variants Launched". CarWhoops.
  12. ^ "Hyundai Creta Compact SUV: Five things we know". gaadi.com. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  13. ^ "Hyundai Creta - Expected Price, Features and Engine Options". NDTV Auto. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  14. ^ "Hyundai Creta Compact SUV: Five things we know". DriverSpark. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  15. ^ "Creta Sale Crosses 70,000 Mark!". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  16. ^ Dalvi, Ajit (2017-08-21). "Hyundai Creta drives past 200,000 sales milestone in 25 months". Autocar India. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  17. ^ "2019上海车展:北京现代全新ix25发布".

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