2022 Hyundai Creta Review: Minor Changes

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Hyundai has the new smallest crossover in the lineup. However, Creta is the nameplate for overseas, while in North America, that spot is reserved for the Venue. This is another example of big ambitions since the Korean company is growing in all directions. Recently, the carmaker introduced the Palisade three-row SUV, the largest one in the family. Also, the pickup truck Santa Cruz is about to debut soon. Plus, Genesis became the premium brand with the GV80 as the first SUV in this class. The 2022 Hyundai Creta is the model for markets such as Brazil, China, Southeast Asia, Russia, Europe.

It didn’t draw too much attention. The 2022 Hyundai Creta will introduce a few novelties. Engineers in Korean company find a couple of tasks of higher priority, such as Nexo Fuel Cell vehicle and Kona Electric crossover. Still, the new Creta might make a move for the US market in foreseeable future. With small Kona and Venue already there, the question is if any manufacturer needs so many models in the same class.

Why Buy 2022 Hyundai Creta?

The 2022 Hyundai Creta is the most affordable model in the crossover market, with the price tag of just $15,000. It is the strongest reason why some fans want to see it in the US. Just for example, Venue is priced from $19,000 before any option is added. It is hard to argue about features the 2022 Creta might offer in the demanding market, but at $15k, you can’t expect too much. Still, the company packs a few cool accessories and safety features for this small vehicle. Do not forget an extended warranty Hyundai is covering on their products. Two extra years are not a short period of time.

The Value of the 2022 Hyundai Creta is its strongest side. A budget-friendly crossover won’t just cost less than the competition. It also saves fuel. Again, the other side of the medal is a poor performance, especially on open roads. But, in the city, the gas mileage and ease of park Creta would be enough for most travelers in need of such a vehicle.

2022 Hyundai Creta Specifications

Under the bonnet of the 2022 Hyundai Creta lays a 1.6-liter petrol engine as the base option. Owners reported that the crossover can cover 30 mpg combined, while the acceleration is not for bragging. This engine will make Creta take 13 seconds to reach 60 mph, while a larger 2.0-l option does it in 10 secs. Still, 125 horsepower is not a bad rating for markets where the crossover is on sale. Bigger displacement pushes it north, reaching 150 ponies. Still, it will cost you more fuel and the price goes up as well.

The 2022 Hyundai Creta is not going to offer alternatives to petrol engines. Surprisingly, the company dropped a diesel from the lineup. What’s more, a hybrid system would put up a lot of weight and harm gas mileage. Plus, it would cost more.

Verdict

Creta is an interesting model, but we doubt it has a chance to become the next US crossover by Hyundai. First of all, there are no vacant spot and the market is not so big so the Korean company can make the competition within the family. Chiefs put a focus on totally different vehicles. Performance-oriented Tucson, Santa Fe, hybrid Palisade, electric crossovers are more important than the bringing the 2022 Hyundai Creta to the US.

But, we must admit that looking for the details about the small vehicle showed us the Creta is gaining popularity across the ocean. The new generation debuted in 2019, succeeding the Hyundai ix25. Well, the subcompact model was not as popular as the ix35 (Tucson’s predecessor). Still, those small, urban crossovers are finding more homes recently.

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