- 2019 Hyundai Creta now gets LED tail lamps from SX variant onwards.
- The Creta SX(O) Executive is the new top variant; priced at Rs 14.14 lakh and Rs 15.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for petrol and diesel, respectively.
- Attracts a premium of Rs 28,000 over the SX(O) variant.
- Gets ventilated front seats over the SX(O) variant.
- Rear parking sensors, co-driver seatbelt alert and speed alert system now available as standard.
When Hyundai updated the Creta in January, it introduced a new top-spec variant called the SX(O) Executive. Available with both petrol and diesel engines, the new variant is priced at Rs 14.14 lakh and Rs 15.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively.
Apart from the introduction of the new variant, Hyundai also updated the compact SUV’s standard safety features. Whereas it used to be offered with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard before, the Creta now gets rear parking sensors, speed alert system, driver and co-driver seatbelt alert system and eco coating for AC across all variants. Of the new features, only the rear parking sensors were offered before (from S variant onwards) while the speed alert system and co-driver seatbelt alert were not offered at all.
With this update, Hyundai has also introduced LED tail lamps on the Creta and these are now offered from the SX variant onwards. While the information was made public in January this year, the carmaker has now officially listed the new variant on its website and has also released images of the new LED tail lamps.
The Creta SX(O) Executive costs Rs 28,000 more than the SX(O) variant. For that extra premium, the SX(O) Executive variant is equipped with ventilated front seats over the SX(O) variant.
The rest of the features on the SX(O) Executive are shared with the SX(O) variant. So it gets an electric sunroof, an electrically adjustable driver seat, wireless charging, six airbags, electronic stability control, auto climate control, rear parking camera with sensor, cruise control and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Mechanically, the Creta SX(O) Executive variant is powered by same engines that power the Creta SX(O), which means it is available with the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines only. However, the Creta SX(O) Executive can only be had with a 6-speed manual transmission. Hyundai only offers an automatic transmission with the S (petrol-only) and SX variants (petrol and diesel) of the SUV.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 123PS of maximum power and 151Nm of peak torque, while the 1.6-litre diesel engine churns out 128PS and 260Nm.
Is the Hyundai Creta SX(O) Executive worth buying?
A premium of Rs 28,000 appears steep for the ventilated seats, which is the only additional feature this variant gets over the SX(O) variant. Would you be willing to spend that much extra for this feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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