Hyundai has introduced a new Knight Edition of its popular Creta SUV, starting at Rs 13.51 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Inside and out, the Creta Knight Edition receives several blacked-out cosmetic updates. Hyundai has also updated the Creta for MY2022, adding a new transmission option, new variants, a new colour, and additional standard safety equipment.
The Hyundai Creta Knight Edition is now available
To capitalise on the trend of other brands’ Dark Editions, the Creta Knight Edition has been updated with a gloss black grille with red inserts, blacked-out front and rear skid plates, and red front brake callipers.
The wing mirrors, roof rails, side sills, and C pillar garnish are also blacked out, while the front and rear Hyundai logos are finished in dark chrome. Meanwhile, the wheels have been finished in a new gun metal shade, and the tailgate features a Knight Edition emblem.
On the inside, the all-black theme continues with the seat upholstery and dashboard, with the AC vents finished in red for contrast. Additionally, the seats and steering wheel feature red contrast stitching.
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The Creta Knight Edition is available on the newly launched S+ and SX(O) automatic variants. It is available with either the 1.5-litre petrol or diesel engine, but not the turbo-petrol 1.4-litre engine.
Hyundai Creta: new trim levels, transmissions, colours, and additional features
Along with the Knight Edition, Hyundai updated the Creta for the 2022 model year.
On the Creta’s mid-spec S trim, Hyundai is offering a new 6-speed iMT transmission with the 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This is Hyundai’s third model to offer an iMT transmission, following the Venue and the i20. With this addition, the Creta 1.5 petrol now comes with three transmission options: a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a CVT automatic transmission.
Additionally, Kia introduced the iMT gearbox on the Seltos diesel recently. You can read more about that here.
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Hyundai is also offering a newly introduced S+ trim with the 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. This significantly lowers the entry price of the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, which was previously available only on top-spec SX and SX(O) trim levels. The new S+ trim level is positioned above the S trim and includes features such as a panoramic sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, wireless charging, rear disc brakes, ESC, hill start assist, and electrically folding wing mirrors.
As mentioned previously, the new S+ trim level is also available with the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines in the Knight Edition configuration. Meanwhile, the previous second-tier SX trim, which was available with the 1.4 turbo-DCT and 1.5 diesel-AT engines, has been discontinued.
Additionally, Hyundai has standardised the tyre pressure monitoring system across the entire lineup. Additionally, the top-spec SX(O) trim features a new gloss black centre console insert. Finally, the Creta will be offered in a new Denim Blue colorway.
Hyundai Creta’s Indian rivals
At the moment, the Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor, and Nissan Kicks all compete with the popular Creta. Two new SUVs will join the segment in the coming months, jointly developed by Maruti Suzuki and Toyota.
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