Hyundai Creta, one of India’s most popular compact SUVs in the segment, is about to get a new gearbox option. According to reports, Hyundai Creta will soon get a 6-speed iMT or Intelligent manual transmission. The Creta is not the only car in the Hyundai line-up to get an IMT gearbox. The Hyundai Venue and the current generation i20 hatchback also have this gearbox option. According to various online reports, Hyundai is expected to launch Creta iMT in the market soon. In addition to the new gearbox options, Hyundai may offer a new Knight version of the Hyundai Creta. It is worth noting that Hyundai has already launched a facelift for Creta internationally and a facelift version of Creta is expected to be launched in India soon.
Hyundai will offer Intelligent Manual Transmission in 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine version only. The 1.5-liter petrol engine is already available with a manual and a CVT gearbox option without the iMT. The 1.5 liter petrol engine generates 115 Ps and 144 Nm of peak torque. In addition to the new transmission, Hyundai is expected to make changes to the variant line-up of the SUV. Hyundai has discontinued the SX variant of the 1.4 Turbo Petrol DCT and the 1.5 liter Diesel Automatic. Hyundai will offer a 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine in a new S + variant.
The Crater Night version is similar to the Tatar Dark version for the Harrier and many other models. The Night Edition will be an all-black themed Hyundai Creta. The Night Edition crater will be dark themed both externally and internally. Compared to the regular Hyundai Crater, the Night Edition will get a new gloss black front grille with red inserts. This will give the car a sporty look. The front and rear bumpers will also turn black, and the front brake calipers will turn red. Even the Hyundai logo on the front grille and tailgate will be finished in dark chrome for an even look. The Buzz Silver Arc roof will finish in black with rail and ORVM. The alloy wheels in the Knight version will also get a gun metal gray finish. The symbol of a Knight version will be placed at the tail gate.
Some changes will be seen in the interior as well as the exterior of this new version. The basic layout of the cabin will remain the same. The dual-tone interior will now end in a completely black theme. There will be red inserts around the AC vents and red stitching on the seats for a sporty look in the cabin. Hyundai Creta Knight Edition is available in S + and SX (O) automatic variants. The Knight version will be offered with 1.5 liter naturally aspirated petrol and diesel engine options but not with the turbo petrol variant. In the Hyundai Creta segment it competes with cars like the lower variants of Kia Seltos, MG Hector, MG Astor and Mahindra XUV700. The Hyundai Crater Night Edition and the iMT gearbox will only help increase its appeal among buyers. Prices for the IMT and Knight versions will be announced soon.