Hyundai’s Creta range, which has been a stalwart in the brand’s local model line-up, has grown with the addition of a flagship derivative with several attractive styling cues that sets it apart from its siblings. Only 500 of the special Cretas – with a “Limited Edition” badge on the hatchback door to denote the newcomer’s exclusive status – will be sold in South Africa.
The special treatment is available for all three Creta variants and apart from the Limited Edition moniker, the following features will distinguish the new addition from the other derivatives:
- A black roof – to create a two-tone exterior with the white body paint finish;
- Exclusive two-tone 17-inch alloy wheel rims;
- A black and red interior, with red inserts on the dashboard and red stitching on the leather seats; and
- An infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity. Customers can also buy an optional SD card at a price of R2100 for an off-line navigation function if they do not want to use Google Maps, Waze or Apple’s Maps on Apple Carplay or Android Auto.
Option to customise
As with the other Creta derivatives, buyers of the Limited Edition also have the option of customising their compact Hyundai SUV further with the fitment of a black or chromed front nudge bar and black or chromed side skirts.
Convenience features in the Creta include air vents for the rear passengers, a rear armrest with cup holders, cruise control and rear park assist sensors and camera that displays its image on the infotainment screen. The multi-function steering wheel, with remote controls for the sound system and buttons for the trip computer and system information, is also covered in leather.
Static bending headlamps that improve side visibility when the vehicle turns in a curve on the road or at crossroads also comes standard and improves safety for the driver at night.
The three engine/gearbox combinations in the Creta range that will be available as the Limited Edition are:
Creta 1.6 Executive Manual: four-cylinder 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. The engine delivers maximum power of 90kW at 6 300r/min., with torque peaking at 150Nm at 4 850r/min. Fuel consumption is measured at 7.9 L/100km.
Creta 1.6 Executive Automatic: The same petrol engine as above, but coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The fuel consumption measured for this derivative is 8.4 L/100km.
Creta 1.6 Executive turbo diesel automatic: This derivative uses a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine, together with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Maximum power delivery is 94kW at 4 000r/min., and its torque peak of 260Nm is reached at 2 750r/min. It has recorded a fuel consumption figure of 7.4 L/100 km in a real-world, combine test cycle.
Since its launch in 2017 Hyundai Automotive South Africa has sold more than 11 600 Cretas and this model has constantly been at the top of its market segment. It slots in below its Tucson SUV sibling; both in terms of size and price.
The prices of the Creta Limited Edition range are:
- Creta 1.6 Limited Edition (manual) – R372 900
- Creta 1.6 Limited Edition (automatic) – R397 900
- Creta 1.6 Limited Edition Turbodiesel (automatic) – R438 900
Included in the recommended retail price of the Creta is Hyundai’s seven-year/200 000 km manufacturers’ warranty, while roadside assistance for five years or 150 000 km and a five-year/90 000 km service plan adds further value to the package. Service intervals are 15 000 km.