Hyundai Creta 2021 test. The most popular crossover

The second generation of the Creta model is one of the key innovations of the Hyundai brand this year on the Russian market. The new car was first presented in the summer of 2021 at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus plant in St. Petersburg, where, in fact, its local production was launched.

The compact crossover is one of Hyundai's locomotives in Russia. The model competes in sales with another popular car of the brand, the Solaris sedan, sometimes bypassing it, sometimes slightly behind the rival. For example, in October of this year, 5,088 Creta crossovers and 5,323 Solaris sedans were sold on our market. And if we take the latest figures for November 2021, then there the leadership was for Creta, which sold 6,513 copies, while only 4,255 of our compatriots purchased Solaris. At the same time, both cars are significantly ahead of sales of other models of the brand, the same Tucson, which took third place in November and sold 1,564 units.

In October of this year, press photos of the restyled crossover 1-3 Month Female Purebred Maltese Hyundai Creta to be introduced to the Indonesian market. In fact, this is not a full-fledged restyling, but a facelift of the model, which received a new front end design, similar to that of the new Hyundai Tucson. There are rumors on the net that such an imminent update is due to the fact that buyers did not like the design of the front end of the current generation Creta. But, in my opinion, the update is planned, since even at the presentation of the new Tucson, brand representatives said that other models of the company with a visually similar design of the front should be expected soon. What, in fact, happened to the company's most affordable crossover.

Also, the updated Creta will optionally receive a full-fledged virtual dashboard, like the older brothers from the lineup, instead of the current solution with an integrated display.

The second generation of the compact crossover received a recognizable appearance, in profile it is generally almost one to one with its predecessor, but the novelty has become a little more brutal thanks to a larger radiator grille and slightly swollen body shapes. There is such a muscular baby that should appeal to most buyers. The only controversial point in the new Creta is the design of the optics, here the designers obviously played in pursuit of originality. But I will say on my own, live that the front and rear optics do not look as terrible as it might seem when viewing a photo, and even such a solution makes the car stand out in the stream. The headlights in the top trim levels of the crossover are LED, they provide good, but slightly diffused lighting at night.

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Hyundai Creta interior does not look so futuristic, although it is fresh and modern, especially in the maximum trim levels. Visually, everything is done very nicely, the designers made a multi-stage design of the front panel, correctly selected the texture of the materials, of course, added more gloss to make it look more expensive. But you start to feel all the details and you understand that this is still a “budget” car with all the consequences, since even the elements located in plain sight turn out to be made of inexpensive oak plastic, albeit with a visually pleasing texture. Due to the abundance of hard plastic, we had a "cricket" somewhere in the central panel, and I think it will appear on all cars over time.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I sit down with difficulty, there is enough space at the bottom of the legs, but my knees rest against the back of the front seat, and I touch the ceiling with the top of my head, the latter, apparently, is due to the panoramic roof that was in the test car. Plus, landing / disembarking from the back is difficult, since the doors do not open wide, and when you sit back, you have to roll over the body. The manufacturer hid the Isofix mounts between the pillows, so access to them is difficult and you will have to sweat with the installation of a child seat.

Luggage capacity in the Creta is 433 liters, which, in general, is not bad. And having folded the backs of the rear seats from the passenger compartment, which fold separately and form a flat floor, we will already get 1390 liters of usable space. The floor in the trunk is raised, and a full-size spare tire is hidden under it. The opening of the luggage compartment is slightly narrow, but the compartment itself is of the correct shape, with convenient niches along the edges, where the washer fluid canister ideally fits. The electric luggage compartment is not allowed by Creta even in expensive trim levels, so everything has to be done manually.

The new crossover received a relatively fresh multimedia system with a touchscreen 10.25 ”widescreen with HD resolution, like older brothers. The display is freely accessible from the driver, and you don’t have to particularly reach for it. In some cases, it is possible to navigate the system from the steering wheel buttons, for example, to move through the call list, but this is not available in all modes. Once I wrote about the call list, it is worth saying that, despite the presence of a large 7-inch display on the dashboard, in Creta the call list, as well as information about incoming / outgoing calls, is displayed only on the central display. Why this is done is completely incomprehensible. For competitors, everything has long been done from the screens on the dashboard or directly from it, if it is virtual, but for the Koreans everything is unchanged. Being distracted by calls to the central screen is still both inconvenient and unsafe.

The speed of the media system is at a good level, there are no slowdowns, so you can use it for your own pleasure. The Koreans redrawn the entire interface of the new system, so that both the fonts and the icons now look nice and modern, yet Hyundai had trouble with this in previous solutions, but everything has been fixed here. The main screen can be supplemented with a second window on the right side, which is smaller than the main one and only a limited amount of information is displayed on it. But in general, this is enough for comfortable work, for example, you can open the navigation on the main part, and display the weather on the additional one, and if you have a route, the weather will be displayed for the end point. There is also a new Hyundai feature in the system with pre-installed sounds for relaxation, but this is a big fan, and, no matter the hour, you will fall asleep under them. There are also voice memos and a silent mode, in the latter case, the system turns off the speakers in the rear and limits the maximum volume in the front.

Only one smartphone can be connected to the media system, you will need to switch to an additional device separately. The speakerphone works well, the interlocutors never complained that they could not hear me well, and there were no problems with connecting devices. For recharging gadgets, 3 USB-A ports are available, the Koreans have not yet delivered Type-C. Two connectors are located at the bottom of the front console, only one of them is the main one, and another one was given to the rear passengers. And also in the car there is a wireless charging according to the Qi standard in a niche in front of the automatic transmission lever, which, by the way, interferes with access to it. The niche is large, has a rubberized coating, so even a large smartphone will fit there. Modern gadgets are charged from the car's on-board network quite quickly, so recharging a dead smartphone is not a problem, even during a short trip.

Following the new Hyundai Tucson, the second generation Creta also received a set of Bluelink telematics services that provide remote access to the car from a smartphone. To work with the services, you need to download the application of the same name on your device, there is a version for both Android and iOS, and then link the car in the program. After that, you get remote access to the crossover from anywhere in the world. The status and data of the car, its geolocation, as well as additional options are available to you. Of the interesting features, I note the ability to request a picture from the car's cameras in real time, which can be very useful in some cases.

The instrument panel in the higher trim levels of Creta is combined, with analog instruments on the sides and a 7” color screen in the center. To prevent the display from blinding in direct sunlight, the manufacturer drowned it in the console and made a small visor above it. The dashboard may not display as much information as we would like, besides, it is partially cut off from the media system. I have already said above that navigation tips can be displayed on it, as well as a visual display of the cruise control, a digital speedometer and information from the on-board computer. Tips on speed limits are also displayed here, but the system takes them from its database, so they are not always up to date. There are several color schemes available for the dashboard screen, tied to driving modes.

The top-end Creta has a complete set of electronic assistants, along with adaptive cruise control, it also has a traffic jam assistant at speeds up to 30 km / h. The latter works rather strangely, in a traffic jam it either keeps from the car in front at a clearly defined distance, then suddenly releases it after braking three lengths forward. Accordingly, when the system strongly releases the car in front, other cars immediately begin to fit into the resulting gap, and the assistant begins to slow down even more, thereby increasing the distance again. But there are no questions about cruise control, the Creta keeps well on the highway, smoothly slowing down and accelerating just as smoothly, without jerks. After a complete stop, the system requires the assistance of the driver, but you can continue driving not only by pressing the gas, but also using the rocker on the steering wheel. A warning system about the beginning of the movement of the car in front, which gives a visual and sound notification, will also be useful. In addition, there is an emergency braking system in front of obstacles, which can completely stop the car, as well as a warning system when leaving the parking lot, which sees vehicles going perpendicular to your direction and on the main screen shows the direction where the obstacle is coming from, of course, while also giving sound warning.

Hyundai Creta 2021 test. The most popular crossover

The second generation of the Creta model is one of the key innovations of the Hyundai brand this year on the Russian market. The new car was first presented in the summer of 2021 at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus plant in St. Petersburg, where, in fact, its local production was launched.

The compact crossover is one of Hyundai's locomotives in Russia. The model competes in sales with another popular car of the brand, the Solaris sedan, sometimes bypassing it, sometimes slightly behind the rival. For example, in October of this year, 5,088 Creta crossovers and 5,323 Solaris sedans were sold on our market. And if we take the latest figures for November 2021, then there the leadership was for Creta, which sold 6,513 copies, while only 4,255 of our compatriots purchased Solaris. At the same time, both cars are significantly ahead of sales of other models of the brand, the same Tucson, which took third place in November and sold 1,564 units.

The second generation of the compact crossover received a recognizable appearance, in profile it is generally almost one to one with its predecessor, but the novelty has become a little more brutal thanks to a larger radiator grille and slightly swollen body shapes. There is such a muscular baby that should appeal to most buyers. The only controversial point in the new Creta is the design of the optics, here the designers obviously played in pursuit of originality. But I will say on my own, live that the front and rear optics do not look as terrible as it might seem when viewing a photo, and even such a solution makes the car stand out in the stream. The headlights in the top trim levels of the crossover are LED, they provide good, but slightly diffused lighting at night.

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Hyundai Creta interior does not look so futuristic, although it is fresh and modern, especially in the maximum trim levels. Visually, everything is done very nicely, the designers made a multi-stage design of the front panel, correctly selected the texture of the materials, of course, added more gloss to make it look more expensive. But you start to feel all the details and you understand that this is still a “budget” car with all the consequences, since even the elements located in plain sight turn out to be made of inexpensive oak plastic, albeit with a visually pleasing texture. Due to the abundance of hard plastic, we had a "cricket" somewhere in the central panel, and I think it will appear on all cars over time.

You can also find fault with the upholstery of the Creta seats, which in our case was made of rough artificial leather. It looks good, but it will be hot in summer, despite the perforation, and cold in winter, and I would like to get something more tactile. But what a chic large panoramic roof with a sunroof in the front, thanks to which there is always a lot of light in the cabin. It's great that this option has reached the initial segment of cars.

Behind the wheel of the new Creta, a person of almost any height and build will get a job, I only think that people taller than 187 cm will no longer be so comfortable, since they will not have enough seat and steering column adjustments. The front seats are not bad, moderately hard, with pronounced lateral support and adjustable lumbar support in one plane. Yes, in the maximum configuration, the driver's seat has electrical adjustments, while the passenger seat comes only with mechanical ones. There are no particular complaints about visibility, the racks are not wide, and the mirrors of medium size are also supplemented with a blind spot monitoring system.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I sit down with difficulty, there is enough space at the bottom of the legs, but my knees rest against the back of the front seat, and I touch the ceiling with the top of my head, the latter, apparently, is due to the panoramic roof that was in the test car. Plus, landing / disembarking from the back is difficult, since the doors do not open wide, and when you sit back, you have to roll over the body. The manufacturer hid the Isofix mounts between the pillows, so access to them is difficult and you will have to sweat with the installation of a child seat.

Luggage capacity in the Creta is 433 liters, which, in general, is not bad. And having folded the backs of the rear seats from the passenger compartment, which fold separately and form a flat floor, we will already get 1390 liters of usable space. The floor in the trunk is raised, and a full-size spare tire is hidden under it. The opening of the luggage compartment is slightly narrow, but the compartment itself is of the correct shape, with convenient niches along the edges, where the washer fluid canister ideally fits. The electric luggage compartment is not allowed by Creta even in expensive trim levels, so everything has to be done manually.

The new crossover received a relatively fresh multimedia system with a touchscreen 10.25 ”widescreen with HD resolution, like older brothers. The display is freely accessible from the driver, and you don’t have to particularly reach for it. In some cases, it is possible to navigate the system from the steering wheel buttons, for example, to move through the call list, but this is not available in all modes. Once I wrote about the call list, it is worth saying that, despite the presence of a large 7-inch display on the dashboard, in Creta the call list, as well as information about incoming / outgoing calls, is displayed only on the central display. Why this is done is completely incomprehensible. For competitors, everything has long been done from the screens on the dashboard or directly from it, if it is virtual, but for the Koreans everything is unchanged. Being distracted by calls to the central screen is still both inconvenient and unsafe.

The speed of the media system is at a good level, there are no slowdowns, so you can use it for your own pleasure. The Koreans redrawn the entire interface of the new system, so that both the fonts and the icons now look nice and modern, yet Hyundai had trouble with this in previous solutions, but everything has been fixed here. The main screen can be supplemented with a second window on the right side, which is smaller than the main one and only a limited amount of information is displayed on it. But in general, this is enough for comfortable work, for example, you can open the navigation on the main part, and display the weather on the additional one, and if you have a route, the weather will be displayed for the end point. There is also a new Hyundai feature in the system with pre-installed sounds for relaxation, but this is a big fan, and, no matter the hour, you will fall asleep under them. There are also voice memos and a silent mode, in the latter case, the system turns off the speakers in the rear and limits the maximum volume in the front.

The instrument panel in the higher trim levels of Creta is combined, with analog instruments on the sides and a 7” color screen in the center. To prevent the display from blinding in direct sunlight, the manufacturer drowned it in the console and made a small visor above it. The dashboard may not display as much information as we would like, besides, it is partially cut off from the media system. I have already said above that navigation tips can be displayed on it, as well as a visual display of the cruise control, a digital speedometer and information from the on-board computer. Tips on speed limits are also displayed here, but the system takes them from its database, so they are not always up to date. There are several color schemes available for the dashboard screen, tied to driving modes.

The top-end Creta has a complete set of electronic assistants, along with adaptive cruise control, it also has a traffic jam assistant at speeds up to 30 km / h. The latter works rather strangely, in a traffic jam it either keeps from the car in front at a clearly defined distance, then suddenly releases it after braking three lengths forward. Accordingly, when the system strongly releases the car in front, other cars immediately begin to fit into the resulting gap, and the assistant begins to slow down even more, thereby increasing the distance again. But there are no questions about cruise control, the Creta keeps well on the highway, smoothly slowing down and accelerating just as smoothly, without jerks. After a complete stop, the system requires the assistance of the driver, but you can continue driving not only by pressing the gas, but also using the rocker on the steering wheel. A warning system about the beginning of the movement of the car in front, which gives a visual and sound notification, will also be useful. In addition, there is an emergency braking system in front of obstacles, which can completely stop the car, as well as a warning system when leaving the parking lot, which sees vehicles going perpendicular to your direction and on the main screen shows the direction where the obstacle is coming from, of course, while also giving sound warning.

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The second generation of the Creta model is one of the key innovations of the Hyundai brand this year on the Russian market. The new car was first presented in the summer of 2021 at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus plant in St. Petersburg, where, in fact, its local production was launched.

The compact crossover is one of Hyundai's locomotives in Russia. The model competes in sales with another popular car of the brand, the Solaris sedan, sometimes bypassing it, sometimes slightly behind the rival. For example, in October of this year, 5,088 Creta crossovers and 5,323 Solaris sedans were sold on our market. And if we take the latest figures for November 2021, then there the leadership was for Creta, which sold 6,513 copies, while only 4,255 of our compatriots purchased Solaris. At the same time, both cars are significantly ahead of sales of other models of the brand, the same Tucson, which took third place in November and sold 1,564 units.

In October of this year, press photos of the restyled crossover 1-3 Month Female Purebred Maltese Hyundai Creta to be introduced to the Indonesian market. In fact, this is not a full-fledged restyling, but a facelift of the model, which received a new front end design, similar to that of the new Hyundai Tucson. There are rumors on the net that such an imminent update is due to the fact that buyers did not like the design of the front end of the current generation Creta. But, in my opinion, the update is planned, since even at the presentation of the new Tucson, brand representatives said that other models of the company with a visually similar design of the front should be expected soon. What, in fact, happened to the company's most affordable crossover.

Also, the updated Creta will optionally receive a full-fledged virtual dashboard, like the older brothers from the lineup, instead of the current solution with an integrated display.

The second generation of the compact crossover received a recognizable appearance, in profile it is generally almost one to one with its predecessor, but the novelty has become a little more brutal thanks to a larger radiator grille and slightly swollen body shapes. There is such a muscular baby that should appeal to most buyers. The only controversial point in the new Creta is the design of the optics, here the designers obviously played in pursuit of originality. But I will say on my own, live that the front and rear optics do not look as terrible as it might seem when viewing a photo, and even such a solution makes the car stand out in the stream. The headlights in the top trim levels of the crossover are LED, they provide good, but slightly diffused lighting at night.

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Hyundai Creta interior does not look so futuristic, although it is fresh and modern, especially in the maximum trim levels. Visually, everything is done very nicely, the designers made a multi-stage design of the front panel, correctly selected the texture of the materials, of course, added more gloss to make it look more expensive. But you start to feel all the details and you understand that this is still a “budget” car with all the consequences, since even the elements located in plain sight turn out to be made of inexpensive oak plastic, albeit with a visually pleasing texture. Due to the abundance of hard plastic, we had a "cricket" somewhere in the central panel, and I think it will appear on all cars over time.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I sit down with difficulty, there is enough space at the bottom of the legs, but my knees rest against the back of the front seat, and I touch the ceiling with the top of my head, the latter, apparently, is due to the panoramic roof that was in the test car. Plus, landing / disembarking from the back is difficult, since the doors do not open wide, and when you sit back, you have to roll over the body. The manufacturer hid the Isofix mounts between the pillows, so access to them is difficult and you will have to sweat with the installation of a child seat.

Luggage capacity in the Creta is 433 liters, which, in general, is not bad. And having folded the backs of the rear seats from the passenger compartment, which fold separately and form a flat floor, we will already get 1390 liters of usable space. The floor in the trunk is raised, and a full-size spare tire is hidden under it. The opening of the luggage compartment is slightly narrow, but the compartment itself is of the correct shape, with convenient niches along the edges, where the washer fluid canister ideally fits. The electric luggage compartment is not allowed by Creta even in expensive trim levels, so everything has to be done manually.

The new crossover received a relatively fresh multimedia system with a touchscreen 10.25 ”widescreen with HD resolution, like older brothers. The display is freely accessible from the driver, and you don’t have to particularly reach for it. In some cases, it is possible to navigate the system from the steering wheel buttons, for example, to move through the call list, but this is not available in all modes. Once I wrote about the call list, it is worth saying that, despite the presence of a large 7-inch display on the dashboard, in Creta the call list, as well as information about incoming / outgoing calls, is displayed only on the central display. Why this is done is completely incomprehensible. For competitors, everything has long been done from the screens on the dashboard or directly from it, if it is virtual, but for the Koreans everything is unchanged. Being distracted by calls to the central screen is still both inconvenient and unsafe.

The speed of the media system is at a good level, there are no slowdowns, so you can use it for your own pleasure. The Koreans redrawn the entire interface of the new system, so that both the fonts and the icons now look nice and modern, yet Hyundai had trouble with this in previous solutions, but everything has been fixed here. The main screen can be supplemented with a second window on the right side, which is smaller than the main one and only a limited amount of information is displayed on it. But in general, this is enough for comfortable work, for example, you can open the navigation on the main part, and display the weather on the additional one, and if you have a route, the weather will be displayed for the end point. There is also a new Hyundai feature in the system with pre-installed sounds for relaxation, but this is a big fan, and, no matter the hour, you will fall asleep under them. There are also voice memos and a silent mode, in the latter case, the system turns off the speakers in the rear and limits the maximum volume in the front.

The built-in navigation has a rather simple drawing, but the maps in it are up-to-date, it even knows fresh roads and junctions. Navigation along the route is not bad, while it displays traffic jams and builds a route depending on road congestion. Navigation system tips are displayed on both the main screen and the dashboard screen, but in the second case they are rather sparse and only show the nearest maneuver and the distance to it. If you're not happy with built-in navigation, you can use maps using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay without wireless connectivity. Yes, if you use these platforms, you will not be able to display an additional window.

Only one smartphone can be connected to the media system, you will need to switch to an additional device separately. The speakerphone works well, the interlocutors never complained that they could not hear me well, and there were no problems with connecting devices. For recharging gadgets, 3 USB-A ports are available, the Koreans have not yet delivered Type-C. Two connectors are located at the bottom of the front console, only one of them is the main one, and another one was given to the rear passengers. And also in the car there is a wireless charging according to the Qi standard in a niche in front of the automatic transmission lever, which, by the way, interferes with access to it. The niche is large, has a rubberized coating, so even a large smartphone will fit there. Modern gadgets are charged from the car's on-board network quite quickly, so recharging a dead smartphone is not a problem, even during a short trip.

Following the new Hyundai Tucson, the second generation Creta also received a set of Bluelink telematics services that provide remote access to the car from a smartphone. To work with the services, you need to download the application of the same name on your device, there is a version for both Android and iOS, and then link the car in the program. After that, you get remote access to the crossover from anywhere in the world. The status and data of the car, its geolocation, as well as additional options are available to you. Of the interesting features, I note the ability to request a picture from the car's cameras in real time, which can be very useful in some cases.

The instrument panel in the higher trim levels of Creta is combined, with analog instruments on the sides and a 7” color screen in the center. To prevent the display from blinding in direct sunlight, the manufacturer drowned it in the console and made a small visor above it. The dashboard may not display as much information as we would like, besides, it is partially cut off from the media system. I have already said above that navigation tips can be displayed on it, as well as a visual display of the cruise control, a digital speedometer and information from the on-board computer. Tips on speed limits are also displayed here, but the system takes them from its database, so they are not always up to date. There are several color schemes available for the dashboard screen, tied to driving modes.

The top-end Creta has a complete set of electronic assistants, along with adaptive cruise control, it also has a traffic jam assistant at speeds up to 30 km / h. The latter works rather strangely, in a traffic jam it either keeps from the car in front at a clearly defined distance, then suddenly releases it after braking three lengths forward. Accordingly, when the system strongly releases the car in front, other cars immediately begin to integrate into the resulting gap, and the assistant begins to slow down even more, thereby increasing the distance again. But there are no questions about cruise control, the Creta keeps well on the highway, smoothly slowing down and accelerating just as smoothly, without jerks. After a complete stop, the system requires the assistance of the driver, but you can continue driving not only by pressing the gas, but also using the rocker on the steering wheel. A warning system about the beginning of the movement of the car in front, which gives a visual and sound notification, will also be useful. In addition, there is an emergency braking system in front of obstacles, which can completely stop the car, as well as a warning system when leaving the parking lot, which sees vehicles going perpendicular to your direction and on the main screen shows the direction where the obstacle is coming from, of course, while also giving sound warning.

Hyundai Creta 2021 test. The most popular crossover

The second generation of the Creta model is one of the key innovations of the Hyundai brand this year on the Russian market. The new car was first presented in the summer of 2021 at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus plant in St. Petersburg, where, in fact, its local production was launched.

The compact crossover is one of Hyundai's locomotives in Russia. The model competes in sales with another popular car of the brand, the Solaris sedan, sometimes bypassing it, sometimes slightly behind the rival. For example, in October of this year, 5,088 Creta crossovers and 5,323 Solaris sedans were sold on our market. And if we take the latest figures for November 2021, then there the leadership was for Creta, which sold 6,513 copies, while only 4,255 of our compatriots purchased Solaris. At the same time, both cars are significantly ahead of sales of other models of the brand, the same Tucson, which took third place in November and sold 1,564 units.

In October this year, the network published press photos of the restyled crossover 1-3 Month Female Purebred Maltese Hyundai Creta, which should be presented to the Indonesian market. In fact, this is not a full-fledged restyling, but a facelift of the model, which received a new front end design, similar to that of the new Hyundai Tucson. There are rumors on the net that such an imminent update is due to the fact that buyers did not like the design of the front end of the current generation Creta. But, in my opinion, the update is planned, since even at the presentation of the new Tucson, brand representatives said that other models of the company with a visually similar design of the front should be expected soon. What, in fact, happened to the company's most affordable crossover.

In October this year, the network published press photos of the restyled crossover. 1-3 Month Female Purebred Maltese 1-3 Month Female Purebred Maltese Hyundai Creta, which should be introduced to the Indonesian market. In fact, this is not a full-fledged restyling, but a facelift of the model, which received a new front end design, similar to that of the new Hyundai Tucson. There are rumors on the net that such an imminent update is due to the fact that buyers did not like the design of the front end of the current generation Creta. But, in my opinion, the update is planned, since even at the presentation of the new Tucson, brand representatives said that other models of the company with a visually similar design of the front should be expected soon. What, in fact, happened to the company's most affordable crossover.

Also, the updated Creta will optionally receive a full-fledged virtual dashboard, like the older brothers from the lineup, instead of the current solution with an integrated display.

The second generation of the compact crossover received a recognizable appearance, in profile it is generally almost one to one with its predecessor, but the novelty has become a little more brutal thanks to a larger radiator grille and slightly swollen body shapes. There is such a muscular baby that should appeal to most buyers. The only controversial point in the new Creta is the design of the optics, here the designers obviously played in pursuit of originality. But I will say on my own, live that the front and rear optics do not look as terrible as it might seem when viewing a photo, and even such a solution makes the car stand out in the stream. The headlights in the top trim levels of the crossover are LED, they provide good, but slightly diffused lighting at night.

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Hyundai Creta interior does not look so futuristic, although it is fresh and modern, especially in the maximum trim levels. Visually, everything is done very nicely, the designers made a multi-stage design of the front panel, correctly selected the texture of the materials, of course, added more gloss to make it look more expensive. But you start to feel all the details and you understand that this is still a “budget” car with all the consequences, since even the elements located in plain sight turn out to be made of inexpensive oak plastic, albeit with a visually pleasing texture. Due to the abundance of hard plastic, we had a "cricket" somewhere in the central panel, and I think it will appear on all cars over time.

You can also find fault with the upholstery of the Creta seats, which in our case was made of rough artificial leather. It looks good, but it will be hot in summer, despite the presence of perforations, and cold in winter, and I would like to get something more tactile. But what a chic large panoramic roof with a sunroof in the front, thanks to which there is always a lot of light in the cabin. It's great that this option has made it to the initial segment of cars.

Behind the wheel of the new Creta, a person of almost any height and build will get settled, I only think that people over 187 cm tall will no longer be so comfortable, since they will not have enough seat and steering column adjustments. The front seats are not bad, moderately hard, with pronounced lateral support and adjustable lumbar support in one plane. Yes, in the maximum configuration, the driver's seat has electrical adjustments, while the passenger seat comes only with mechanical ones. There are no particular complaints about visibility, the racks are not wide, and the mirrors of medium size are also supplemented with a blind spot monitoring system.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I sit down with difficulty, there is enough space at the bottom of the legs, but my knees rest against the back of the front seat, and I touch the ceiling with the top of my head, the latter, apparently, is due to the panoramic roof that was in the test car. Plus, landing / disembarking from the back is difficult, since the doors do not open wide, and when you sit back, you have to roll over the body. The manufacturer hid the Isofix mounts between the pillows, so access to them is difficult and you will have to sweat with the installation of a child seat.

Luggage capacity in the Creta is 433 liters, which, in general, is not bad. And having folded the backs of the rear seats from the passenger compartment, which fold separately and form a flat floor, we will already get 1390 liters of usable space. The floor in the trunk is raised, and a full-size spare tire is hidden under it. The opening of the luggage compartment is slightly narrow, but the compartment itself is of the correct shape, with convenient niches along the edges, where the washer fluid canister ideally fits. The electric luggage compartment is not allowed by Creta even in expensive trim levels, so everything has to be done manually.

The new crossover received a relatively fresh multimedia system with a touchscreen 10.25 ”widescreen with HD resolution, like older brothers. The display is freely accessible from the driver, and you don’t have to particularly reach for it. In some cases, it is possible to navigate the system from the steering wheel buttons, for example, to move through the call list, but this is not available in all modes. Once I wrote about the call list, it is worth saying that, despite the presence of a large 7-inch display on the dashboard, in Creta the call list, as well as information about incoming / outgoing calls, is displayed only on the central display. Why this is done is completely incomprehensible. For competitors, everything has long been done from the screens on the dashboard or directly from it, if it is virtual, but for the Koreans everything is unchanged. Being distracted by calls to the central screen is still both inconvenient and unsafe.

The speed of the media system is at a good level, there are no slowdowns, so you can use it for your own pleasure. The Koreans redrawn the entire interface of the new system, so that both the fonts and the icons now look nice and modern, yet Hyundai had trouble with this in previous solutions, but everything has been fixed here. The main screen can be supplemented with a second window on the right side, which is smaller than the main one and only a limited amount of information is displayed on it.But in general, this is enough for comfortable work, for example, you can open the navigation on the main part, and display the weather on the additional one, and if you have a route, the weather will be displayed for the end point. There is also a new Hyundai feature in the system with pre-installed sounds for relaxation, but this is a big fan, and, no matter the hour, you will fall asleep under them. There are also voice memos and a silent mode, in the latter case, the system turns off the speakers in the rear and limits the maximum volume in the front.

The built-in navigation has a rather simple drawing, but the maps in it are up-to-date, it even knows fresh roads and junctions. It navigates the route well, while displaying traffic jams and building a route depending on the traffic load. Navigation system tips are displayed on both the main screen and the dashboard screen, but in the second case they are rather sparse and only show the nearest maneuver and the distance to it. If you're not happy with built-in navigation, you can use maps using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay without wireless connectivity. Yes, if you use these platforms, you will not be able to display an additional window.

Only one smartphone can be connected to the media system, you will need to switch to an additional device separately. The speakerphone works well, the interlocutors never complained that they could not hear me well, and there were no problems with connecting devices. For recharging gadgets, 3 USB-A ports are available, the Koreans have not yet delivered Type-C. Two connectors are located at the bottom of the front console, only one of them is the main one, and another one was given to the rear passengers. And also in the car there is a wireless charging according to the Qi standard in a niche in front of the automatic transmission lever, which, by the way, interferes with access to it. The niche is large, has a rubberized coating, so even a large smartphone will fit there. Modern gadgets are charged from the car's on-board network quite quickly, so recharging a dead smartphone is not a problem, even during a short trip.

Following the new Hyundai Tucson, the second generation Creta also received a set of Bluelink telematics services that provide remote access to the car from a smartphone. To work with the services, you need to download the application of the same name on your device, there is a version for both Android and iOS, and then link the car in the program. After that, you get remote access to the crossover from anywhere in the world. The status and data of the car, its geolocation, as well as additional options are available to you. Of the interesting features, I note the ability to request a picture from the car's cameras in real time, which can be very useful in some cases.

The instrument panel in the higher trim levels of Creta is combined, with analog instruments on the sides and a 7” color screen in the center. To prevent the display from blinding in direct sunlight, the manufacturer drowned it in the console and made a small visor above it. The dashboard may not display as much information as we would like, besides, it is partially cut off from the media system. I have already said above that navigation tips can be displayed on it, as well as a visual display of the cruise control, a digital speedometer and information from the on-board computer. Tips on speed limits are also displayed here, but the system takes them from its database, so they are not always up to date. There are several color schemes available for the dashboard screen, tied to driving modes.

The top-end Creta has a complete set of electronic assistants, along with adaptive cruise control, it also has a traffic jam assistant at speeds up to 30 km / h. The latter works rather strangely, in a traffic jam it either keeps from the car in front at a clearly defined distance, then suddenly releases it after braking three lengths forward. Accordingly, when the system strongly releases the car in front, other cars immediately begin to integrate into the resulting gap, and the assistant begins to slow down even more, thereby increasing the distance again. But there are no questions about cruise control, the Creta keeps well on the highway, smoothly slowing down and accelerating just as smoothly, without jerks. After a complete stop, the system requires the assistance of the driver, but you can continue driving not only by pressing the gas, but also using the rocker on the steering wheel. A warning system about the beginning of the movement of the car in front, which gives a visual and sound notification, will also be useful. In addition, there is an emergency braking system in front of obstacles, which can completely stop the car, as well as a warning system when leaving the parking lot, which sees vehicles going perpendicular to your direction and on the main screen shows the direction where the obstacle is coming from, of course, while also giving sound warning.