The 2022 Hyundai Creta is not coming to the US. Its position is now taken by the Venue crossover. The Korean company is expanding the lineup. After the new largest SUV, Palisade, and the premium Genesis GV80, they added a vehicle smaller than Kona. Fans believed it will be Creta, but the crossover is limited to only a few markets, including Russia, China, Brazil. During the first generation, the vehicle carried the ix25 nameplate. You know the Tucson was previously known as the ix35.
The new model is not going to bring major changes to the second generation. The company is focused on other projects, mostly related to electric drivetrains. One of them is Nexo Fuel Cell crossover. Meanwhile, the 2022 Hyundai Creta is going to cover the same markets, missing the two major stages – Europe and United States. But, if it continues to perform well, we can soon see it under Tucson in Germany, France, Italy…
The start of production of Creta crossover took place in 2016. The vehicle was presented on multiple markets and these have a number of differences. Some versions gain increased ground clearance, have a more storage capacity, as well as modified suspension and steering settings. All this allows us to make driving such a car comfortable both in the city and on tough terrain. The 2022 Hyundai Creta is coming with gasoline engines of 1.6 and 2.0 liters. These are cars with front or all-wheel drive, manual or automatic transmission. They also feature a soft suspension that provides good suspension when traveling on uneven roads.
This 2022 Hyundai Creta is available on the market in such modifications as Start, Active, Comfort, Travel, etc. They differ in a set of additional options, which include a leather steering wheel, heated rear seats, intelligent cruise control, a multifunctional audio system with a large touchscreen display, climate control.
In the basic list of characteristics of this model, drivers note the following: the ground clearance is 190 mm, fuel consumption does not exceed 8 liters per 100 km of run in mixed mode (equal to 30 mpg), acceleration to 100 km/h (60 mph) takes 10-13 seconds, depending on configuration, the trunk space is 402 liters (14 cubic feet). That is not a downside for a 170-in long vehicle. Safety systems available for the 2022 Hyundai Creta are anti-lock braking system, the ability to distribute braking forces, hill assist, tire pressure monitor, and emergency braking.
2022 Hyundai Creta Pros and Cons
Buyers in markets where the vehicle is available are sharing the opinion the Creta is a great value. Well, compared to rivals with similar offers and features, you will pay less for the 2022 Hyundai Creta. It comes unchanged and the price is also about to stay put. On the other hand, generally speaking, you can’t expect too much from such a small vehicle. It is perfect for a city cruising, while the highways are not the crossover’s cup of tea.
Owners of the existing vehicles are not happy with the cheap plastic inside. Also, the noise isolation is not the best. These features might be fixed since the small updates are possible for the 2022 YM. On the other hand, the price is the main advantage. But, that lowers the expectations. The base MSRP is around $15,000. You can upgrade the offer with a 4WD, automatic transmission, or a 2.0-liter engine. Fully-equipped, the 2022 Hyundai Creta will reach $22,000 (converted from local currencies).