Hyundai Creta E+ diesel, SX+ dual-tone launched

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As per our earlier reports, Hyundai has modernized the Creta with more equipment, a new diesel and a dual-tone variant. The updated Creta is offered with a dual-tone red and black or a white and black exterior color option available only on the SX+ trim level. As with the standard SX+ trim, the dual-tone optional is powered by either a diesel engine or 1.6-litre petrol, though unlike the former there is no automatic gearbox option. The dual-tone Creta also gets an all-black interior with red inserts and offers added equipment such as 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (previously offered only on the SX+ automatic and SX (O). The dual-tone SX+ Creta is priced at Rs.12.35 lakh for the petrol and Rs.13.88 lakh for the diesel (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Apart from introducing the new variant, Hyundai has updated the SUV’s 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play, Android Auto Mirror Link connectivity, and an Arkamys Sound Mood system across the relevant variants. Another interesting update is that the old 1.4 liter diesel E variant makes way for a new E+ diesel. The E+ diesel though misses out on some of the equipment such as the 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system (getting a 2-din analogue system instead), Bluetooth and steering-mounted controls offered on the equivalent petrol model. The E+ diesel variant is priced at Rs.9.99 lakh (all-India, ex-showroom).

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The Creta has long been one of the most popular SUVs in the segment and rivals the likes of the Renault Duster, Maruti S-cross and the recently updated Nissan Terrano.