The Creta has been one of the best selling compact SUV for many years. Now the top-end model has got a price increment and now costs around Rs 17 Lakhs plus, for which you can get other models with more features and unique design. Most of the Creta lovers are now going with the solution of getting the base model for around Rs 11 Lakhs and then customizing with accessories for a budget of around 80k to 200k, which is actually a very nice deal.
When we thought of considering the Hyundai Venue, I found that the mid-top en model costs around Rs 11.2 Lakhs, which is of just 20k difference from the Hyundai Creta E Plus, diesel model. This made me think of buying the Creta but with certain things to be compromised.
Let me list out the cons first.
- You won’t get the features list as of the Venue if you pay 20k more to get the Creta
- No Sunroof, No stereo and infotainment systems
- You are not going to get the latest model from Hyundai, the Venue
- There are many Cretas on the roads and its getting like seeing Dzire
Now, let me list the pros.
- You get the next segment vehicle with more road presence and looks.
- You get more and more space, seating comfort and driving feel than Venue.
- Massive boot and good ground clearance make it no fear to ride on Indian roads.
- You have got more and good options to customize your Creta and design it to stand out of the crowd.
- You get the feel of owning a big car rather than the small sized Venue.
Coming to the features, there are not so much to expect in the base model. These are the main features go look into.
- ABS with EBD.
- Dual Airbags
- 4 Door power windows
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs
- Rear AC vents
- Boot lamp
- Scuff and Skid plates
- Driver seat height adjustment
- 6- Speed manual gear box
- Front armrest with storage
- Central Locking
About the driving, Creta has got the same 1.4 litre Diesel engine from i20 but is refined and never feels underpowered. The 90 bhp engine is good to cruize through highways and smooth in city traffic. The engine returns a mileage of about 19km/l on an average.
Overall it’s a good option to go for Creta in the compact SUV segment, who are with budget constraints. Some of the add-ons which can be added extra for around 80k are
- Alloys (15 inches)
- Fog lamps with LED
- Dual din stereo
- Steering mount controls
- Front grill chrome inserts
- Roof rails
- The rear LED stop lights