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.
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door SUV|
The production model had its premier at Chengdu, in August 2014, and it went on sale in China two months later. 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. 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.
Length (mm) 4300
Wheel Base (mm)2610
First generation (2014–2020)Edit
|Body and chassis|
|Wheelbase||2,590 mm (102.0 in)|
|Length||4,270 mm (168.1 in)|
|Width||1,780 mm (70.1 in)|
|Height||1,630 mm (64.2 in)|
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 went on sale on July 21, 2015, was badged "Hyundai Creta" after Crete. The name is also intended to suggest connections with "creative". The Creta/ix25 is intended to become a global model.
The Creta's engine comes in three variants, each of which are present in different models.
- 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Second generation (2020–present)Edit
|Also called||Hyundai ix25|
|Assembly||China: Beijing (Beijing Hyundai)|
|Body and chassis|
|Wheelbase||2,610 mm (102.8 in)|
|Length||4,300 mm (169.3 in)|
|Width||1,790 mm (70.5 in)|
|Height||1,620 mm (63.8 in)|
|Curb weight||1,150–1,200 kg (2,535–2,646 lb)|
The second generation Hyundai ix25 was revealed during the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019 and went on sale in August.
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