If you are looking to upgrade to a new car, there are plenty of options available in the market. But it is wise to look out for new entries as they come packed with many features.
In the compact SUV segment, there are two new upcoming models from Hyundai and Maruti that are bound to make waves in the Indian car market. Hyundai Creta, which is set to launched officially on 21 July, and Maruti S-Cross, whose expected launch is sometime in August, will challenge existing players in the popular car segment.
Even as both Creta and S-Cross are poised to face-off each other in the compact SUV segment in the coming weeks, here is a look at both the five-seaters to see which one has an edge over the other.
Engine Specifications and Variants
Hyundai Creta is expected to arrive in petrol and diesel variants. The 1.6 Dual VTVT petrol engine will produce 123PS power while the 1.6 CRDi VGT diesel offering will deliver 128PS power. Hyundai will additionally offer 1.4 diesel engine variant borrowed from the current Verna model.
The new compact SUV will get both manual and automatic (AT) transmissions. The 1.6 diesel will bring the industry's first six-speed automatic gearbox and the regular 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.6 petrol and 1.4 diesel offerings will come with 5-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti is also delivering high performance with great fuel efficiency in the S-Cross. The upcoming SUV draws power form Fiat-sourced 1.6-litre, four cylinder engine that can produce 118bhp and 32.6kgm torque. The SUV comes with a standard 6-speed manual gear offering. But the S-Cross will also attract audience with its toned-down S-Cross variant that comes with 1.3-liter diesel engine and 5-speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai is expected to offer the AWD Creta variant at launch while Maruti will skip such an offering.
Hyundai packs several features in its upcoming Creta, including projector headlamps, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, 5-inch touch screen audio system, smart key with push button start, AVN, side and curtain airbags, ABS, hill-start assist control, steering controls, rear parking camera, chrome door handles, leather seats and 60:40 split rear seat.
As for Maruti's SUV, the S-Cross is expected to feature driver airbag, keyless entry, tilt adjustable steering, reverse parking sensor, smartplay infotainment system, LED positioning lamps, leather upholstery and electrically adjustable ORVMs.
- Length : 4270mm
- Width : 1780mm
- Height : 1630mm
- Wheelbase : 2590mm
- Length : 4300mm
- Width : 1765mm
- Height : 1590mm
- Wheelbase : 2600mm
The official pricing for both the SUVs is yet to be revealed. However, a recent Auto Car report suggested Hyundai Creta will get premium pricing. According to the report, the ex-showroom prices for the 1.6 petrol base model will start at Rs. 9.14 lakh, mid variant, or the SX, will cost Rs. 10.11 lakh and the high-end SX+ will sell at Rs. 11.79 lakh.
As for the 1.4 diesel variants, Creta Base will cost Rs. 9.91 lakh, 1.4 S will cost Rs. 11.01 lakh and 1.4 S+ will sell for Rs. 12.01 lakh. Finally, the 1.6 diesel version will start at Rs. 12.38 lakh, 1.6 SX+ will cost Rs. 13.55 lakh and 1.6 SX (O) will cost Rs. 14.53 lakh. The Hyundai Creta SX+ AT will cost Rs. 14.47 lakh.
A recent report revealed that Maruti, unlike Hyundai, will go with budget pricing. The S-Cross is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 11 lakh.