Free extended warranty, free service packages for first 150 owners of the Hyundai Creta
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has officially launched the Hyundai Creta in Malaysia. Offered in a sole Plus variant, the SUV competes with models like the Honda HR-V, Toyota Corolla Cross, and the Proton X50 just to name a few.
Measuring 4,315 mm long, 1,790 mm wide and 1,630 mm tall, with a 2,610 mm wheelbase, the Hyundai Creta is slightly larger than the other B-segment SUV in HSDM’s line-up – the Kona. HSDM’s current SUV offerings now comprise, in ascending order of size, the Kona/Kona Electric, Creta, Ioniq 5 and Palisade, and the list is set to grow even further over the coming months.
“We are very excited to be launching the Creta, another Hyundai that is truly Geared for Distinction in the Malaysian market. The SUV market is showing no signs of slowing, both globally and in Malaysia, and the Creta’s introduction gives Malaysians more choice in the form of a compact SUV that’s fully in tune with the times,” said HSDM Managing Director Mr Low Yuan Lung.
The Hyundai Creta’s Parametric Jewel face features LED daytime running lights that are concealed within the grille, resulting in a face that resembles the Palisade. At night, they combine with the bumper-mounted LED projector headlamps.
Inside, features include a 10.25-inch TFT LCD cluster, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Voice Recognition, auto air-con with rear air-con vents, keyless entry and start, plus an electronic parking brake with auto hold. The seats are fabric though.
The Creta’s Smartstream G1.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine sends 115 PS at 6,300 rpm and 144 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm to the front wheels through a Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). No fewer than four selectable drive modes are at the driver’s disposal – Eco, Normal, Sport and Smart.
In terms of safety, the Creta comes standard with six airbags and a comprehensive Hyundai SmartSense suite of active safety features, including Forward and Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Leading Vehicle Departure Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Safe Exit Warning and High Beam Assist. At the same time, there is only conventional cruise control and no Adaptive Cruise Control.
That being said, the Hyundai Creta is priced at RM149,888 on-the-road before insurance for Peninsular Malaysia. To sweeten the deal, Hyundai is throwing in a free extended warranty of 5 years/300,000 km as well as 3 years/50,000 km free service for the first 150 buyers.
Last but not least, the Hyundai Creta can be ordered in Dragon Red Pearl, Galaxy Blue Pearl, Titan Grey Metallic, Midnight Black Pearl or Creamy White Pearl colour.