2015 Hyundai Creta Is A Small Crossover With A Desire To Be Big
European Hyundai ix25 was nothing alike the vision we had about it. It was a small B-segment MPV, which was a bit odd considering Hyundai’s own ix35 was an SUV. All logic in the world demanded that the small ix25 comes as an entry level crossover. Although Hyundai came a bit late to this seemingly simple idea, this eventually happened. But only in India for the time being. The Hyundai ix25 came to live as a car with higher ground clearance, looks of a shrunken down Hyundai Santa Fe and tech from the B segment car i20. Apart from the ix25 name, Hyundai dubbed it Creta for some markets. Apparently, the name is borrowed from the island of Crete in Greece.
Revealed in 2015, the Hyundai Creta marked Hyundai’s entrance into small crossover segment. It is currently booming in Europe with cars such as the Renault Captur, the Peugeot 2008, the Nissan Juke and others. Hyundai’s version, however, is only adapted for Indian and some other eastern markets, and it will come to Europe as a slightly redesigned version. This one has all the bells and whistles anyone could ask for. Small compact Creta measures 168.1 inches in length, 70.1 inches in width and 64.2 inches in height. Dimensions obviously belong to a compact crossover, but the 102 inches long wheelbase promises that the Creta is quite roomy and comfortable on the inside.
More important than that is the rather generous clearance. This is of the utmost importance for poorly maintained roads of the countries 2015 Hyundai Creta is sold to the most. Its five-door layout and crossover looking style certainly made it possible for Hyundai to offer slightly higher displacement engines for it. Of course, nothing fancy is available here, but the engines under the short front bonnet range from 1.4-litre diesel to 1.6-litre petrol units. The power range is from 90hp to 126hp. Not a lot, but plenty enough for the type of a car the Creta is.
Simplicity could be its second name as the car is smartly created from the smaller i20. The interior of 2015 Hyundai Creta is thus fully translated from the original which is actually a good thing. It has a nice and big centrally mounted display, multifunctional wheel, cute dashboard decorations and a multitude of advanced safety features. Lane change indicator, rear parking sensors, Hill assist control, rear camera and much more is inside. Obviously, the car received many features from its bigger brothers and it feels more than capable to take on the heavyweights of the class. Hyundai sells it in 11 different variants and the Creta is available in 4 main trim levels.