2019 Hyundai Creta facelift: Which variant should you buy?

Very recently, Hyundai updated its hot seller Creta with additional features and a trim reshuffle. However, the engine-gearbox is the feature that remained constant. These options are inclusive of a 90hp, 1.4 litre diesel engine, a 123hp, 1.6 litre petrol engine, and a 128 hp, 1.6 litre diesel engine with an option of 6-speed automatic transmission.

Taking into account all the gearboxes, engines and trims, the Creta has around 13 variations to offer to buyers. While the Hyundai Creta price on road for the diesel variants starts at Rs. 10 lakh with high-end diesel models priced at Rs. 15.67 lakh, the Hyundai Creta petrol automatic on road price is Rs 13.44 lakh.

Which variant is the most value-for-money?

Although the Hyundai Creta diesel on road price is lower than the petrol automatic models, the Creta’s petrol variant, E+ is priced at Rs.9.99 lakh and has been proven to be worthy of the price. It s accompanied by an array of features from the base E variant like a dual airbag, ABS and EBD, speed sensors for door locking, remote locks, adjustable seat according to the diver’s height and four power windows.

At an additional cost of Rs. 55,000, one can get an electronic mirror adjuster, steering-mounted audio controlling, a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and six-speakers sound system.  The car also has the option of Bluetooth connectivity.

Customers on a constrained budget will find the 1.4 E+ to be a valuable purchase but the shortcoming of this variant is the lack of infotainment system that comes with the petrol trim variant. If you plan of traveling five-up and hitting the highway frequently, the more powerful 1.6 diesel variant is the ideal buy.

From all the 1.6 diesel variants, the S higher specs and automatic variant is priced at Rs.13.2 lakh. The S variant comes with added benefits such as a reversing camera, parking sensors, defoggers, fog lamps, alloys measuring 16 inch, roof rails, rear armrest, rear headrest, and a parcel tray. These features will add to your comfort during travel.

Which variant should you buy?

Although the high-end variants of Creta are not true to the value-for-money saying, the most highly recommended variant in the SX automatic. The Creta SX price on road starts at Rs.13.62 lakh. This could be purchased in the petrol version or diesel version. You can read the 2019 Hyundai Creta Expert review.

The Creta on road price for this variant starts at Rs.12.82 lakh and goes up to Rs. 15.67 lakh. The price also varies upon fuel preference. A premium of over Rs.1.50 lakh will get you the ease of an automatic along with an electric sunroof, diamond cut alloys measuring 17 inches, Isofix seat child mounts, 60:40 rear seat split, a 7-inch touchscreen, CarPlay for Android and Apple and navigation.

It also comes with Arkamys sound mood, start and stop button, projector headlamps, entry without a key, automatic climate controller and cruise controller electric folding outside mirrors, leather steering and gear knobs, and rare wiper.

Final Words

The SX(O) variant is a model worthy of its price if a person is willing to shell extra dimes for additional safety for this variant comes with an Electronic Stability Program, Vehicle Stability Management, side and curtain airbags, seatbelts adjustable according to your height, and hill-start assist.