2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) – Review

The new Hyundai Creta has proved to be a very successful small SUV for this Korean automaker. The car was launched into the market in July of 2015 and has sold in big numbers. In just five months’ time it has received almost one hundred thousand bookings and was given the Indian Car of the Year 2016 award. Of the almost 100,000 bookings about 15,770 bookings related to the international market and the remainder were accounted for by domestic buyers.

This kind of response has ensured that the Hyundai has managed to meet its sales target of about 4.65 lac units. In fact, the Hyundai has actually sold about 4.76 lac units. This means that the Hyundai must now ramp up its production to meet the huge demand for the Creta.

The new Creta is produced by Hyundai Company and Beijing Group venture. There are two factories for this crossover SUV manufacturing. The first one is at Beijing and the second one is in Chennai (India). It the Chinese factory this model is produced under the name ix25, while in the Indian factory this model has a code-name Creta. The second factory is able to produce about 7500 units per month. This is about a thousand units more than was originally envisaged by the Hyundai Beijing. In spite of ramping up of production there is still a three-month waiting list to own the car.

2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) front view

There no doubts the fact that the new 2016 Hyundai Creta is a very popular model and this can be seen when you learn that it has been given 4 stars rating in the Latin New Car Assessment Program.

The Creta may be made for India car market, but it is also selling well in overseas markets under the name Hyundai ix25. It is in fact being exported to seventy-seven countries in West Asia as well as Africa and also in Latin America. This car Company now plans to increase production of the vehicle by a further one thousand units from this year forwards.

It is made from tough steel that gives it the required rigidity in case of a crash. In fact, the car is designed to perform well in both front crashes as well as side crashes. The 2016 Hyundai Creta is equipped with dual front airbags and it also boasts of ABS or anti-locking braking system. Even the body has been tested and found to be very stable. As for safety of adult passengers, the new Hyundai Creta 2016 again scored an impressive four stars out of a maximum five stars. Even the child seat at the back was designed to provide suitable protection to a small three-year old child.

2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) rear view

2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) – Engine Options and Specs:

There are many things going for this small SUV including an excellent powertrain and its styling is also very modern. In addition, it boasts of a number of impressive features and it has a nice structure that ensures strength as well as stability as well as sturdiness. The special structure of the vehicle ensures better durability as well as a better ride and handling. The new 2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) in the Chinese market is available with 1.6 and 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol engines, combined with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The version for Indian market is available with 1.4 liter petrol and 1.6 liter diesel engine.

This mini SUV is 4270 mm long, 1780 mm wide and 1630 mm high, while its wheelbase is 2590 mm.

2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) interior - seats

Conclusion:

The new 2016 Hyundai Creta (ix25) is first of all intended for the younger generations who want style and convenience at the same time. As we said, this model is currently sold only in the market of China and India. However, the Company plans to expand its sales of this model on the other markets of Asia also, but also to offer this model on the Eastern Europe, Africa and South America markets. The mini SUV market is quite competitive and new Hyundai Creta (ix25) can expect strong competition in the Renault Captur, Ford EcoSport, Opel Mokka, Chevy Trax and Skoda Yeti models. On the India car market its most important competitor will be Toyota Rush. The advantage of this model will definitely be its price, which is about $ 15,000.

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