Car Reviews | Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

Create-a few memories along the way

The vehicle is in my opinion just as unique as the name. Named after the island of Crete, as well as derived from the word creative, the Creta sure has some expectations to live up to and stepping up to the plate it surely does. Let?s go find out more.

The Concept

The Creta has quickly become an extremely popular vehicle in South Africa. It falls smack-dab in the crossover segment and proudly proclaims itself as an affordable option for South Africans to consider. In my opinion, it is in every sense of the word, a value-for-money vehicle with an attractive price tag and plenty to offer for the entire family.

The Look

The Hyundai Creta is definitely easy on the eye. When comparing the older model to the newest one, one will be pleased to see the amount of exterior enhancements that Hyundai has made. The front has seen the most tweaking, especially on the grille and headlights, while the rest of the vehicle holds the Hyundai name high and with pride (and that is not only due to its 17-inch alloy wheels).

The Feel

Hop inside and relish in what the Creta cabin has to offer. Stylish leather seats and a neatly trimmed dashboard are proud attributes in this SUV and with the help of shiny accents and large windows, the inside of this vehicle definitely does some impressing. The cabin is also spacious and accommodating with a 433-litre boot.

The Features

Enjoy the latest smartphone connectivity features like Bluetooth and CarPlay without stressing that your battery will give up on you as this derivative has a wireless charging tray to take advantage of. Appreciate long journeys in the Creta with comfort features like Cruise Control and when it?s time to back this baby up at the filling station, do it effortlessly with Park Assist with a Park Camera. Other nice to haves include air conditioning and electric side mirror adjustment. For the safety of the family, there is airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Programme and Hill-start Assist Control.

The Drive

The drive of the Creta reminds me of the Mediterranean island that it is named after - not necessarily humid or sandy but rather smooth like the tiny sail ships and zippy like when the wind sweeps through their sails. This is thanks to Hyundai’s intuitive designing and a punchy 1.5-litre engine is fitted into the Creta. It?s mated to a six speed manual transmission and this means it can push out 84kW of power and 143Nm of torque. With a claimed fuel consumption of 6.5-litres per 100km, the Creta is sure to be attractive for a medium-sized family with a medium-sized budget.

Where to find it

If this captivating Creta has you bewitched by its gorgeous styling and offerings, visit to find out more about it.

Journalist: Desh Bechan
Transcriber: Nita Stadler