Hyundai unveils new Creta in Nigeria to rival Rav4, others
Hyundai Motors Nigeria has launched a brand new Sport Utility Vehicle, Creta to woo medium and high income earners in the Nigeria, particularly young couples, emerging business owners and upwardly mobile executives.
Unveiling the new four-cylinder GAMMA 1.6Litre engine vehicle in Lagos, the organisation said Creta would take on notable vehicles in the segments such as Toyota Rav4, Ford Ecosport, Renault Duster, Peugeot 2008, Chevrolet Trax and Nissan Juke.
The car, which delivers 121.3bhp at 6,400rpm and 151Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, according to the organisation was equipped with sturdy suspensions to ride effortlessly on bad terrains and soak up bumps without sacrificing comfort and agility.
Christened after the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean – Crete, Hyundai said that the machine shared basic platform with its i20.
Available in two variants – Elegance and Evolution, Creta offers a retinue of equipment as standard including ESC (electronic stability control) that works in conjunction with a vehicle stability management programme; ABS (anti-lock brake system), Bluetooth, park assist, rear air vents, centre arm rest, side repeater lamps, dual airbag among others.
Optional equipment on Evolution are leather seats, back warning camera, console cover leather, smart key (button start) and climate control automatic air-condition.
Hyundai Motors Nigeria Head of Sales and Marketing,JatinNadkarni, whopresented the product, explained thatCreta’s design proportions and good looks are in line with Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language seen on the i20.
He said: “These elements draw attention to its bold and imposing chrome-grilled imbued with LEDs that aren’t daytime running lights.”In terms of safety features, the car came with two airbags with ABS and EBD.
The dashboard gets silver inserts for vents and edges to make it different and even the gearbox surrounds get the same.Space in the front and rear is also very generous in terms of the legroom, headroom, knee and shoulder room too.
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