The automotive market is in for a significant shake-up with Hyundai’s introduction of the latest Creta, aimed to succeed the Grand Vitara. The Creta promises to be more than just a replacement, boasting an eye-catching design alongside a formidable engine setup.

1. Pricing Spectrum

The Hyundai Creta doesn’t shy away from offering an expansive range to its potential customers. Depending on the variant one opts for, the price can swing between Rs. 10.87 Lakh to a considerable Rs. 19.20 Lakh.

2. The Alternatives in the Market

While the Hyundai Creta is making waves, it’s not without competition. Stepping up to challenge the Creta is the Kia Seltos. This challenger provides both petrol and diesel fuel type options and comes with manual as well as automatic transmission. The seating capacity is designed to accommodate five, making it a direct competitor.

3. Key Features: What Sets the Creta Apart?

Hyundai ensures that the Creta isn’t just about aesthetics and power. It’s decked with features that are set to enhance the driving experience. Among these are:

  • Panoramic sunroof for an expansive view.
  • Ventilated front seats for added comfort.
  • An integrated air purifier, ensuring the interior remains fresh.
  • Ambient lighting to set the mood.
  • BlueLink connectivity for seamless integration.
  • Drive and traction control modes for varied terrains.
  • Paddle shifters, adding a sporty touch.
  • All-wheel disc brakes ensuring safety, especially given its price tag of Rs. 10.87 Lakh and engine capacities ranging from 1493 to 1497 cc. However, it scores a moderate 3-star rating in safety.
  • For audiophiles, a premium Bose sound system is included.
  • Smartphone connectivity to keep everything at the driver’s fingertips.

5. Rivals on the Horizon

Hyundai Creta might be a promising entrant, but it’s entering a battleground. Rivals such as Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, and MG Astor are all vying for a share of the market.

6. The Pros

The 2023 Creta revision brings forth more standard safety features and added extra features, giving it an edge. Its RDE-compliant engines are another plus. The powertrains are notably refined, providing linear power delivery spread evenly. Rear seat comfort is a significant advantage, with ample space and cushioning that promises support.

Cons to Consider

Every vehicle has its drawbacks, and the Creta is no exception. The 2023 price revision has made the Creta costlier by between Rs 20,000 and Rs 45,000. While it offers several features, it might not appeal to driving enthusiasts due to its somewhat lifeless steering and noticeable body-roll. Additionally, taller occupants might find the rear headroom a tad restrictive.


The Hyundai Creta, with its slew of features and a compelling design, certainly promises to be a noteworthy replacement for the Grand Vitara. However, only time will tell if it can overshadow its rivals and emerge as a market leader.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.