Indian auto market is obsessed with Hyundai’s mid-size SUV Creta. The model has retained the top spot at the best sellers list for a long time now and it seems like the country cannot get enough of it. Although despite the demand it cannot be discounted that the current outgoing Creta has been out for a while now and needs a little refresh. It was anticipated that the updated model could be making its debut on this years Auto Expo but to everyone’s surprise that did not happen. As of yet the company only sells the updated Creta in the Indonesian and Filipino market and recently a video review of the driving dynamics of the SUV was shared online.
The video of the updated Hyundai Creta was uploaded on YouTube by AutoIndustriya.com on their channel. The channel features car reviews and interesting insights about cars from the Philippines. The video begins with the presenter doing a walkaround of the car and commenting on the various design details of the new Creta. He starts of at the front where he shows updated front fascia which now comes with the Hyundai’s next-generation design direction of “Sensuous Sportiness” which we have seen in the new Tucson and the Venue and will also see in the forthcoming Verna.
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He then moves to rear of the car and also shows the updated rear end design. The model gets a new and aggressive rear design which ditches the current gen models connected taillamp setup. He then hops on to the inside and shows the same interior that we have in the outgoing Creta. He then shows all the features of the infotainment system and various driving modes of the car.
Following this the presenter then starts with the actual driving review of the SUV and mentions that immediatly he is impressed by the driving dynamics of the car. He tells that Hyundai has done a great job in making it feel more premium than it is. The presenter adds that the car rides very well, the seats are supportive and things do not make creaking noises implying any lack of quality in the interior. He states that the car is amazing as an every day crossover and it is not trying to present itself as somethings that its not.
In terms of the powertrain selection and efficiency of the drivetrain the presenter states that he appreciates the fact that Hyundai did not go the route of downsizing the engine to a three cylinder to cut costs. He mentioned that Hyundai has maintained its buttery smoothness of the four cylinder as opposed to going the unstable and cranky three cylinder setup. He states that the engine feels refined and does not make as much noise a three cylinder would have made. He also mentioned the safety features of the car and stated that Hyundai equips the Creta with good amount of safety features that add to the charm of the new Creta.
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