2023 Hyundai Creta launched in Malaysia, RM150k – Still want that X50?

Hyundai’s new B-segment SUV, the Hyundai Creta has just been launched in Malaysia. Offered in only one variant, the 1.5 Plus, the Creta is priced at RM 149,888.

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The Hyundai Creta is positioned just under the Hyundai Kona and sits on the same platform as the Kia Seltos. Dimensions-wise, the Korean B-segment SUV measures 4,315 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, and 1,630 mm tall. The wheelbase on the other hand measures 2,610 mm long.

On the outside, features that come with the Hyundai Creta in Malaysia include:

  • Black ‘Parametric Jewel’ grille
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • ‘Hidden’ LED daytime running lights
  • LED tail lights
  • Power adjustable side mirrors with auto fold, indicator lights
  • 17-inch wheels

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Powering the Creta is Hyundai’s own 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated Smartstream engine. Details of the powertrain and further technicals are as follows:

  • Engine: 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated
  • Max. Power: 115 hp (metric) @ 6,300 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 144 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
  • Top speed: 170 km/h
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Front brakes: 15-inch ventilated disc brakes
  • Rear brakes: 14-inch ventilated disc brakes
  • Front suspension: MacPherson strut
  • Rear suspension: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA)

Inside, the Hyundai Creta might look simple, yet features some modern and unique bits. Features that stand out include a digital instrument cluster and ambient lights.

Standard features that come with the Hyundai Creta include:

  • Black interior
  • Fabric seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather gear selector
  • Paddle shifters
  • Tilt & telescopic steering adjustment
  • Electronic parking brake with Auto Hold
  • Remote start function
  • 10.25-inch TFT LCD digital instrument cluster
  • 8-inch head unit with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 3 USB ports
  • 4 speakers with 2 tweeters
  • LED ambient lights
  • Single-zone Auto air conditioning controls
  • Front and rear AC vents

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In terms of safety, these are the features that come with the Hyundai Creta in Malaysia:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Conventional Cruise Control
  • Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

To recap, the 2023 Hyundai Creta has been launched in Malaysia. With only one variant available, the Korean SUV is priced at RM 149,888. The Hyundai Creta also comes with a 5-year/300,000 km warranty, as well as 3 years/50,000 km free service for the first 150 buyers.

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