The Hyundai Creta has just received a new petrol base variant, called the E. Earlier available with only a diesel engine, the base E trim is now also offered on the petrol range and is priced at Rs 9.82 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The addition of this trim has also been accompanied by a revision in the prices of the Creta’s range, both petrol and diesel.
Hyundai Creta E petrol drops starting price by Rs 17,000
Prices for petrol-powered Creta increased by Rs 12,000-62,000
Diesel powered Creta prices hiked by Rs 12,000
2020 Hyundai Creta petrol revised prices
|2020 Hyundai Creta petrol price (ex-showroom, India)|
|New Prices||Old Prices||Difference|
|1.5 E||Rs 9.82 lakh||-||-|
|1.5 EX||Rs 10.61 lakh||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 62,000|
|1.5 S||Rs 11.84 lakh||Rs 11.72 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|1.5 SX||Rs 13.58 lakh||Rs 13.46 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|1.5 SX CVT||Rs 15.06 lakh||Rs 14.94 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|1.5 SX (O) CVT||Rs 16.27 lakh||Rs 16.15 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|1.4 SX DCT||Rs 16.28 lakh||Rs 16.16 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|1.4 SX (O) DCT||Rs 17.32 lakh||Rs 17.20 lakh||Rs 12,000|
As we can see from the table above, while the petrol Creta’s starting price has dropped by Rs 17,000 with the introduction of the E trim, the rest of the range has seen a hike in price.
The largest hike is for the EX trim level, which, at Rs 10.61 lakh, has increased by Rs 62,000. All the other trims have received a uniform Rs 12,000 increase in prices.
In terms petrol powertrain options, the Creta comes with a 115hp, 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol engine with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox. The SUV can also be had with a 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
2020 Hyundai Creta diesel revised prices
|2020 Hyundai Creta diesel price (ex-showroom, India)|
|New Prices||Old Prices||Difference|
|E||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 9.99 lakh||-|
|EX||Rs 11.61 lakh||Rs 11.49 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|S||Rs 12.89 lakh||Rs 12.77 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|SX||Rs 14.63 lakh||Rs 14.51 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|SX (O)||Rs 15.91 lakh||Rs 15.79 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|SX AT||Rs 16.11 lakh||Rs 15.99 lakh||Rs 12,000|
|SX (O) AT||Rs 17.32 lakh||Rs 17.20 lakh ||Rs 12,000|
As shown in the table above, Hyundai has increased prices for all but the base diesel trim. Here too, the increase in prices is a uniform Rs 12,000 across trims, when compared to the launch prices.
Hyundai offers the Creta with a 115hp, 1.5-litre, turbocharged diesel engine that can either be had with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
2020 Hyundai Creta vs rivals prices comparison
|2020 Hyundai Creta vs Rivals prices (ex-showroom, India)|
|Hyundai Creta||Kia Seltos||Nissan Kicks||MG Hector ||Tata Harrier ||Mahindra XUV500*|
|Petrol MT||Rs 9.82-16.58 lakh||Rs 9.89- 16.39 lakh||Rs 9.50-13.90 lakh||Rs12.89- 16.64 lakh ||-||-|
|Petrol AT||Rs 15.05- 17.32 lakh||Rs 14.34- 17.29 lakh||Rs 13.45- 14.15 lakh||Rs 15.99- 17.56 lakh||-||-|
|Diesel MT||Rs 9.99-15.91 lakh||Rs 10.34- 15.49 lakh||-||Rs 13.99 – 17.89 lakh||Rs 13.84- 18.90 lakh||Rs 13.58- 18.08 lakh|
|Diesel AT||Rs 16.11- 17.32 lakh||Rs 13.69- 17.34 lakh||-||-||Rs 13.84- 18.90 lakh Rs 16.40- 19.99 lakh||Rs 16.08- 19.31 lakh|
*Price, ex-showroom, Delhi
MG Hector and Tata Harrier available with dual-tone options for Rs 20,000 extra.
The Hyundai Creta competes in the mid-size SUV segment in our market and it takes on the likes of the Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.
When compared to its direct rival, the Kia Seltos, the Creta narrowly comes out on top as it has the lower starting price (for both, petrol and diesel versions). However, it is the Kia Seltos that has the more affordable top-spec models.
Although, in this comparison, the Nissan Kicks is the most affordable offering. The Tata Harrier is the most expensive model, though it is one of the largest offerings in the segment and comes with a good number of features.
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