HYUNDAI MOTOR LAUNCHES GLOBAL SUB-COMPACT SUV ‘CRETA’ IN INDIA
July 21, 2015 - Hyundai Motor today launched global sub-compact SUV model ‘Creta’ in India. Creta marks Hyundai Motor’s entry in growing sub-compact SUV segment with strong product offering boosting Hyundai Motor’s product line up.
Creta offers a combination of power and style with its robust body structure, superior engine performance and confident ride and handling. Creta is set to make a strong statement in the growing SUV segment. Based on Hyundai Motor’s evolved ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy’, Creta demonstrates all the essential attributes of dynamism, comfort, safety and style.
The global roll-out of this all-new model will start following today’s launch in India.
Strong Body Structure
Creta is one of the toughest and strongest SUVs in its segment. Creta is designed with strong body shell that denotes high structural strength stability and sturdiness. The ring shaped frames applied at B-Pillar, C-Pillar and engine bay helps to achieve high body rigidity, improved durability and crash performance. The ring frame structure realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, which contributes to more precise handling while maintaining excellent ride quality. Creta delivers strong benefits such as:
• High Body rigidity with ring structure design for enhanced structural safety, improved durability, ride & handling and reduced side impact
• Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) & Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) for enhanced body endurance, corrosion durability and lighter body for better mileage
• Reinforced roof structure with multiple cross members for enhanced strength
• Improved crash performance with addition of dash cross members. Use of larger diameter weld joints & use of reinforced side members having Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) on door panels for improved body strength
• Front end modular structure to reduce the maintenance cost
| Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design |
Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy carries forward the highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme in a more refined manner thus lending a Modern & Premium touch. Creta design follows a modern premium look, based on Hyundai Motor's evolved design philosophy. An SUV with a unique and innovative form, Creta represents a complete package of style, dynamism and practicality.
The Creta has class-leading NVH performance by the use of enhanced sound absorption materials, advanced engineering design of engine, transmission and body structural parts thus ensuring quiet cabin. The NVH has been well contained to barely perceptible levels with the use of dash insulators, anti-vibration pads, sound deadener coating on floor, optimized engine mounts, tunnel area rigidity and application of dual sealing structure on doors.
The capabilities of the Creta are driven by a range of refined, powerful and efficient petrol and diesel engines which have been tuned for best performance and high fuel efficiency. The 6-speed Manual transmission and the first-in-class 6-Speed Automatic transmission in diesel offer a blend of high performance & enhanced driving pleasure.
* Specifications may vary by available markets
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers outside of South Korea and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.