Hyundai Creta petrol automatic launched at Rs. 12.86 lakh
Hyundai Creta petrol automatic launched at Rs. 12.86 lakh. Pictured: Hyundai CretaPR Handout

South Korean auto-maker Hyundai finally announced the launch of the automatic variant of the Creta SUV in India on Tuesday, April 26. The Creta petrol automatic has been priced at Rs. 12.86 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The Creta petrol automatic is powered by a 1.6-litre VTVT engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It is available in the SX+ variant and the SUV comes equipped with AVN, projector headlamps with LED positioning, rear parking camera and sensors, smart key with push button, 17 inch alloy wheels, a leather wrap on steering wheel and fully automatic temperature control.

"Hyundai Motor India has witnessed tremendous success with the Creta- The Perfect SUV. Introducing the new variant of automatic transmission in Creta showcases Hyundai's commitment to providing products based on customers wants and building the relationship as a customer centric company towards ensuring customers delight," Rakesh Srivastava, Sr VP – Sales & Marketing, HMIL, said in a statement.

"With safety as our priority we have also introduced Dual Airbags as standard across all Creta variants. The new Automatic variants and enhanced safety features will be instrumental in achieving our aim to be the most preferred car manufacturer in India."

Hyundai Creta, the SUV which made its market entry in India in July 2015, is offered in both petrol and diesel-engine options in the country. The 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine churns out 121bhp and 151Nm of torque, while the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine develops 126bhp and 259Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre CRDi diesel unit churns out 89bhp and 220Nm of torque. The entire engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-litre CRDi is also available with six-speed automatic transmission.

Based on Hyundai Motor's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the Creta SUV had crossed 1 lakh bookings within eight months of its entry into the market. Hyundai Creta petrol AT has a waiting period of up to 10 weeks in the country.

Hyundai Creta prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Creta Price (Rs.)
Petrol Diesel (1.4 CRDi) Diesel (1.6 CRDi VGT)
Base 9,15,881 9,99,096 -
S MT 10,32,307 11,20,547 -
S+ MT - 12,11,224 -
SX MT - - 12,37,041
SX+ MT 11,84,099 - 13,36,949
AT 12,86,618 - 14,50,388
SX(O) MT - - 14,43,317

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]