Hyundai has silently launched the Crater Knight version. It starts at Rs. 13.35 lakh ex-showroom. Night version is available in S, SX and SX (O) variants. Changes are not just cosmetics, engine or gearbox changes. The Knight version comes with black exterior and interior themes.
So, the changes include dark metal black-out alloy wheels and a red brake caliper that gives the SUV a sporty look. The front grille is the same as the regular variant but it is now finished in glossy black and has got a red accent. Skid plates have also turned black instead of silver. Side seals, exterior rearview mirrors and roof rails are also now finished in black.
Hyundai has also made some cosmetic changes to the interior. It now comes with a Gloss Black Center console. For a sporty application, the AC vent, seat and steering wheel have red accents. We’ve already seen a similar cabin theme in the Creta Turbo but it comes with an orange accent.
The Knight version will be offered with a 1.5-liter diesel and 1.5-liter petrol engine only Petrol MT S + is priced at Rs. 13.35 lakhs where the price of diesel MT S + is Rs 14.31 lakhs. Petrol IVT SX (O) is priced at Rs. 14.31 lakh and diesel AT SX (O) will cost Rs. 18.01 lakhs. All prices are ex-showroom.
Because there is no mechanical change. The 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, naturally ambitious petrol engine produces a maximum of 115 PS of power and 144 Nm of peak torque. You’ll be able to get it with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. The four-cylinder, diesel engine also produces a maximum power of 115 PS but produces significantly more torque at 250 Nm. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
In the Turbo variant, the Creta comes with a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that gets direct injection. It produces a maximum of 140 PS of power and 242 Nm of peak torque. It is only combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. You’ll also find a paddle shifter to take manual control of the gearbox. There are also three traction modes, namely, snow, sand and mud. Moreover there are three drive modes, Comfort, Sport and Echo.
Hyundai has unveiled the Creta Facelift worldwide
Launched in 2020, Hyundai has already updated Creta to some international markets. In Indonesia, Creta now brings a heavily redesigned front fascia. The grille is brand new, Hyundai’s ‘parametric grille’ which we have seen in other SUVs like Tucson and Santa Cruz. The back profile has also been redesigned to make it look sharper than the current-gen. The current design of the crater was quite polarizing for many people. They either liked it or hated it. With Facelift, the crater design will at least be compatible with the manufacturer’s other SUVs.
As we found in Alcazar and Advanced Driver Aids System, Hyundai can add some new features like a proper digital instrument cluster. We don’t expect them to make any changes to the engine or gearbox.