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    Which Variant Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel Is The Best Value For Money?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Mar 23 2020

    This year, the Hyundai Creta got a thorough upgrade. It has a new design, a longer list of features and 3 new engine options. If you’re looking to buy the 2020 Creta with diesel engine then this variant comparison should help you narrow down to the most value for money variant within your budget.

     

    2020 Hyundai Creta

    What’s The Price Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

    The 2020 Creta diesel manual range starts at Rs. 10.0 lakh and goes up to Rs. 15.79 lakh. The automatic transmission is available in SX and SX (O) variants priced at Rs. 15.99 and Rs. 17.2 lakh.

    Hyundai Creta

    Variant-to-variant, the diesel range is about Rs. 1.05 lakh more expensive compared to the 1.5-litre petrol engine except in case of the EX variant where the price gap is Rs. 1.5 lakh. So, for the most part, the price gap is reasonable and seems to have no noticeable impact because of the BS6 upgrade.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA | INTRODUCTORY PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | MAR. 2020

     

    E

    EX

    S

    SX

    SX (O)

    1.5L PETROL MT

    Rs. 9,99,000

    Rs. 11,72,000

    Rs. 13,46,000

    1.5L PETROL CVT

     -

    Rs. 14,94,000

    Rs. 16,15,000

    1.4L PETROL DCT

     -

    Rs. 16,16,000

    Rs. 17,20,000

    1.5L DIESEL MT

    Rs. 9,99,000

    Rs. 11,49,000

    Rs. 12,77,000

    Rs. 14,51,000

    Rs. 15,79,000

    1.5L DIESEL AT

     -

    Rs. 15,99,000

    Rs. 17,20,000

     

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

    The Creta uses the same 1.5-litre diesel engine as the Kia Seltos and makes the same power and torque. It makes 115PS at 4000rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1500  and 2700rpm. Even the transmission options are the same. Both the cars offer a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with the diesel engine.

    Hyundai Creta Interior

    Their fuel efficiency figures are also comparable but tilt slightly in favour of the Creta. With the manual transmission, the Creta claims to deliver 21.5kmpl; 0.4kmpl better than the Seltos. The Creta diesel automatic has an ARAI mileage of 18.5kmpl; 0.5kmpl better than the Seltos.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    Transmission

    6MT & 6AT

    6MT & 6AT

    Claimed FE

    21.4kmpl & 18.5kmpl

    21kmpl & 18kmpl

     

    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

    The 2020 Creta is only 15mm shorter, 10mm narrower and 10mm lower than the Seltos. So, in person, it should look similar in size to the Seltos. Their luggage capacity, fuel tank size and tyre sizes are also identical. The Creta’s boot space is 433 litres and its fuel tank capacity is 50 litres.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS vs RENAULT DUSTER

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Length

    4300mm

    4315mm

    Width

    1790mm

    1800mm

    Height

    1635mm

    1645mm

    Wheelbase

    2610mm

    2610mm

    Boot Space

    433-lt

    433-lt

    Ground Clearance

    -

    -

    Fuel Tank

    50-lt

    50-lt

    Tyre Size (max)

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

     

    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - E Variant

    The E variant is only available with the diesel engine and manual transmission. It offers a lot of basic safety features with the most notable being:

    • 2 front airbags
    • ABS with EBD
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Manual day/night inside mirror
    • Central locking
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Projector headlamps

     

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | E VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 9,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | APR. 2020

    Safety

    Dual Front Airbags

    Day & Night IRVM

    ABS w/ EBD

    Central Locking

    Rear Parking Sensors 

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Reminder

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    High-Speed Alert

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Halogen Projector Headlamps

     

    In addition to these safety features, it also gets a few functional features. Some of these are:

    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Rear AC vents
    • Tilt steering
    • Boot lamp
    • Front armrest
    • Electrically adjustable outside mirrors
    • Follow me headlamps
    • Cooled glovebox
    • Height-adjustable driver seat

     

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | E VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 9,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | APR. 2020

    Functional

    Style

    Keyless Entry w/ Foldable Key

    Front Power Outlet

    Body-coloured Bumpers

    Flat-bottom Steering

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

    Body Coloured Door Handles

    Black-Greige Interior

    Rear AC Vents

    Gear Shift Indicator

    Roof End Spoiler

    Roof Antenna

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Adjustable Front Headrests

    LED Positioning Lamps

    16-inch Wheels

    Tilt Steering

    Luggage Lamp

    Front & Rear Silver Skid Plate

    Black Front Grille

    Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Body Coloured ORVM w/ Indicators

    Front Armrest w/ Storage

    Cooled Glovebox

     -

     

    Barring a music system, this variant seems very well loaded for the price. It certainly covers the basic safety, style and functional features. So, if you’re on a tight budget, then this variant should be a good fit as it offers fantastic value for money.

    Hyundai Creta

    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - EX Variant

    The EX variant is Rs. 1.5 lakh more expensive than the E variant and costs Rs. 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom). This variant adds music system with 8-inch touchscreen, steering mounted controls, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Considering such a short list of features over the E variant, it makes absolutely no sense to spend Rs. 1.5 lakh. We’d suggest you save Rs. 1.5 lakh, get the E variant and accessorize it as per your preference. The price gap could be significantly bigger if your state has a different tax bracket for cars with ex-showroom price over Rs. 10 lakh.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | EX VARIANT FEATURES OVER E VARIANT

    Rs. 11,49,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Entertainment

    Functional & Style

    8-Inch Touchscreen infotainment

    Apple CarPlay

    Front USB Charger

    4 speakers w/ Front Tweeters

    Android Auto

    Sunglass Holder

    USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

    Steering Mounted  Controls

    Shark-fin Antenna

     

    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - S Variant

    At Rs. 12.77 lakh, the S variant is Rs. 1.28 lakh more expensive than the EX variant and Rs. 2.78 lakh more expensive than the E variant. It gets a fairly decent list of features like:

    • Reversing camera
    • Front fog malp
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear washer and wiper
    • Automatic AC
    • Cruise control
    • Manual rear window sunshades
    • Stylish wheel covers
    • LED tail lamps
    • Chrome grille
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

    For the price increase over the E variant, it doesn’t quite offer enough features to justify the premium. However, it does offer a healthy balance of functional and style features with the scales tipping on the functional side. Those who value functional features more than style may consider this variant but know that it’s absurdly overpriced for what it brings to the table. We don’t recommend this variant.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | S VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA EX

    Rs. 12,77,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Parking Camera w/ Guidelines

    Automatic Headlamps

    Stylish Wheel Covers

    Driver Rear View Monitor

    Automatic AC

    LED Tail Lamps

    Front Fog Lamps

    Smart Key w/ Push Button Start

    Silver Roof Rails

    Rear Defogger

    Cruise Control

    Chrome Grille

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Rear Window Sunshade

    Metal Inside Door Handles

    Rear Parcel Tray

    Rear USB Charger

    Driver Seat Back Pocket

     

    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX Variant

    The SX variant is Rs. 14.51 lakh. It’s Rs. 4.52 lakh more expensive than the E variant and Rs. 1.74 lakh more expensive than the S variant.

    For the price, you’re getting the following notable features:

    • Rear disc brakes
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • Rear armrest
    • Electronic stability control
    • Bluelink Internet-connected features (know more: 2020 Hyundai Creta Bluelink Technology Features Explained)
    • LED headlamps
    • Reclining and split rear seat
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Ambient lighting
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Adjustable rear headrests with cushion

    That’s a healthy list of features with some big ticket items. This variant justifies its premium quite easily and is our top pick in the Creta diesel lineup.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | SX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA S

    Rs. 14,51,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Disc Brakes

    10.25-Inch HD Infotainment with BlueLink

    Auto Folding ORVM

    R17 Alloy Wheels

    Electronic Stability Control

    Advanced BlueLink

    Rear Center Armrest w/ Cup Holders

    Crescent Glow LED DRL

    Hill Start Assist

    BlueLink Integrated Smartwatch App

    Rear Seat Headrest Cushion

    Chrome Outside Door Handles

    Child Seat Anchor

     -

    2-Step Rear Reclining Seat

    Leather-wrapped Steering

    Puddle Lamps with Welcome Function

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Panoramic Sunroof

    Burglar Alarm

     -

    Smartphone Wireless Charger

    Ambient Lighting

    LED Headlamps

     -

    Driver Side Auto Up-Down Power Window

    Metallic Door Scuff Plates

     -

    LED Map & Reading Lamps

    Adjustable Rear Headrests



    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX (O) Variant

    The SX (O) variant of the 2020 Hyundai Creta diesel is Rs. 1.28 lakh more expensive than the SX variant. It’s priced at Rs. 15.79 lakh (ex-showroom). For the price, you get some luxurious features like:

    • Air purifier
    • Bose music system with 8 speakers
    • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system (premium)
    • 8-inch full-colour instrument cluster
    • Ventilated front seats
    • 8-way electrically-adjustable driver seat
    • 17-inch machined alloy wheels
    • Faux leather seat

    This variant is a little more expensive than it should be for the features it adds to the list. However, if you want to some of these safety and luxurious features, then you can go for this variant.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL SX (O) | FEATURES OVER SX VARIANT

    Rs. 15,79,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

    8-Inch Cluster w/ Digital Display

    R17 Machined Alloys

    Auto-dimming IRVM

    Air Purifier

    Leather Upholstery

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    8-way Powered Driver Seat

    Leather on Door Armrest

    Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

    Ventilated Front Seats

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

    Remote Start



    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX Automatic Variant

    The SX automatic costs Rs. 15.99 lakh, which is Rs 1.48 lakh more than the SX manual. For almost 1.5 lakh, you’re not only getting the convenience of the automatic transmission, you also get some features. The list includes:

    • Electronic parking brake
    • Hill-start assist
    • Traction control
    • Air purifier
    • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
    • Multiple driving modes

    Considering the list of extra features you get with the automatic transmission, it comes across as a great value over the SX manual variant. If you want the Creta diesel with the automatic transmission, then this is the best value for money you can get.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA DIESEL SX AT | FEATURES OVER CRETA  DIESEL SX MT

    Rs. 15,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold

    Air Purifier

    Paddle Shifters

    Traction Control Modes

    Drive Mode Select



    2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX (O) Automatic Variant

    The SX (O) automatic is Rs. 1.21 lakh more expensive than the SX variant and Rs. 1.41 lakh more expensive than the SX (O) manual. The added features of the SX (O) automatic variant over the SX automatic are as follows:

    • Bose music system with 8 speakers
    • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system (premium)
    • 8-inch full-colour instrument cluster
    • Ventilated front seats
    • 8-way electrically-adjustable driver seat
    • 17-inch machined alloy wheels
    • Faux leather seats

    This variant is a fair bit expensive over the SX automatic. However, if you want the Creta diesel automatic and want the added safety and luxurious touches, then you can go for SX (O).

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA DIESEL SX (O) AT | FEATURES OVER CRETA SX AT

    Rs. 17,20,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

    8-Inch Cluster w/ Digital Display

    Leather Upholstery

    Auto-dimming IRVM

     -

    Ventilated Front Seats

    Leather on Door Armrest

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

     -

    8-way Powered Driver Seat

    R17 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels

    Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

     -

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

     

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel Is The Best Value For Money?

    The E variant offers exceptional value for the price of just under Rs. 10 lakh. For those on a budget, this is our top pick. However, the lack of plenty of functional features and music system may force you to consider higher variants.

    Hyundai Creta

    The EX variant is atrociously overpriced. We’d rather suggest you buy the E variant and accessorize it to your taste. S variant is a nice balance of functional and style features but it’s again quite expensive and not recommended.

    The SX variant is the best value for money and our top pick if you can afford it. The SX (O) is a bit expensive for the features it offers but if you find those features important, then you can go with it.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | MANUAL & AUTOMATIC VARIANTS

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | MAR. 2020

    Variant

    Manual Transmission

    Automatic Transmission

    Recommendation

    E

    Rs. 9,99,000

    -

    Exceptional value for budget buyers

    EX

    Rs. 11,49,000

    -

    Not Recommended

    S

    Rs. 12,77,000

    -

    Not Recommended

    SX

    Rs. 14,51,000

    Rs. 15,99,000

    Top Recommended

    SX (O)

    Rs. 15,79,000

    Rs. 17,20,000

    Slightly expensive upgrade

     

    What Are The Colour Options Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

    The 2020 Hyundai Creta diesel is available in following colours:

    • Silver
    • White
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Orange
    • Black
    • Grey

    Green and 2 dual-tone colour options are reserved for the turbo petrol engine only and not available with the Creta diesel.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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