With the launch of the second generation Hyundai Creta in the Indian market, it now has strapped itself well to compete with the Kia Seltos. Under the hood of the 2020 Hyundai Creta is the BS6 compliant engine that is also seen powering the Kia Seltos. So which one should you buy? To resolve this query we at MyNewCar.in have come up with a spec comparison to help you choose between the two.
Both the 2020 Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos share their underpinnings but they do have some differences as well. In terms of length, width and height the Kia Seltos is much bigger due to its design elements. But when it comes to wheelbase and the cabin space it is very much similar. In addition to this, there isn't any difference in the luggage carrying capacity
The cabin of the 2020 Hyundi Creta is very conventional when compared to the aggressive design on the exterior. The dashboard holds the 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment unit which is positioned at the centre console. It also gets a first in class feature with a 7.9 inch digital display and it revamp and give the Creta an upmarket fit and finish it is offered with quilted leather upholstery.
On the other hand, the cabin of the Kia Seltos is very much smartly styled. Just like the Creta, even the Seltos is offered with a 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment unit, but here it is placed much higher up. Although the Seltos misses out on the digital display, it's MID is much more informative and it also comes included with a display for the blind spot cameras which the Creta misses out on.
The petrol models of the all new Creta and the Seltos are powered with similar engine options. Hence the 1.5 litre petrol engine churns out 115 bhp of power and 144 Nm of twist and the 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine generates 140 bhp of power and 242 nm of torque. The main difference here is in the transmission, the 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine of the Hyundai comes matted with an option of a 7 speed DCT gearbox whereas the Seltos gets an additional option for 6 speed manual. On the other hand, both the Creta and the Seltos get similar 6 speed manuals and an option for CVT for the 1.5 litre unit.
Just like the petrol models, even the diesel models are powered with the same engine. The oil burner under the hood of the 2020 Creta and the Seltos is a 1.5 litre unit that is able to pump out 115 bhp of power and 250 Nm of twist. Also these engines are coupled with a similar transmission option - a 6 speed manual and 6 speed automatic gearbox. Only difference here is that the diesel engine under the hood of the Hyundai Creta is tuned to be more fuel efficient by 0.5 kmpl when compared to the Kia Seltos.
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With the features and engine options almost similar it now comes down to the price. Comparing the price tags on each of the variants, it can be said that, if you have a tight budget and looking into the entry level trim levels, the Kia Seltos is the one to for. The entry level variant of the Kia Seltos is almost cheaper by Rs 10,000 when compared to the Hyundai Creta. Where in top end variants the Hyundai Creta beats the Kia Seltos in terms of pricing. All in all the top variant of the Kia Seltos also comes more features like a heads u display,360-degree parking camera, front parking sensors, Kia’s multi colour sound mood lighting and much more
In terms of design, the Kia Seltos does have an upper hand with its more simple but it also has a premium approach that can satisfy and cater the needs of all kinds of generations. Whereas if you're looking for a more sportire and aggressive looking car, the 2020 Hyundai Creta will serve your needs. Although the powertrain options are very much similar, people who are fans of the manual transmission and a peppy engine can choose to go for Seltos as it gives the option for a 6 speed manual for the 1.4 litre turbo petrol motor. On the other hand, when it comes to the overall pricing, the Hyundai Creta does have a slight upper hand here, but going with the features list you can choose between the two as per your needs.