Hyundai India is all set to launch the new generation Creta today. Ahead of the announcement of the price though, Hyundai has revealed the ARAI fuel-efficiency numbers of the all-new Creta and, one look at the numbers and we can tell you that it is more fuel efficient than its sibling the Kia Seltos, which shares same engines.
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Notably, the new generation Creta SUV also shares its platform and transmissions with the Kia Seltos. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox is claimed to deliver an ARAI certified mileage of 16.8 kmpl whereas the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol mated with a 7-speed DCT gearbox also delivers the same mileage of 16.8 Kmpl. The similar variants of Kia Seltos deliver 16.5 kmpl, making the Creta the more efficient of the two.
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The 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel BS6 engine on the new Creta with 6-speed manual gearbox is claimed to return a mileage of 21.4 kmpl, which is also higher than Seltos' diesel manual variant offering 21 kmpl of mileage. The same engine on Creta with the 6-speed AT delivers 18.5 kmpl. The naturally aspirated petrol engine with intelligent variable transmission returns an ARAI certified mileage of 16.9 kmpl.
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The new 2020 Hyundai Creta comes in three powertrain options - 1.5-litre MPi petrol, 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.4-litre Kappa Turbo GDi petrol. The naturally aspirated petrol and diesel units put out 113 bhp, 144Nm & 113 bhp, 250Nm respectively. The turbo petrol engine produces 138 bhp of maximum power against the peak torque of 242 Nm.
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Talking about the other rivals, Tata Harrier ARAI mileage figure is 16.7 kmpl for both manual and automatic variants. The 1.5-litre engine on MG Hector with manual and automatic transmissions return mileage of 14.16 kmpl and 13.96 kmpl respectively. Moreover, the 2.0-litre diesel engine is claimed to return fuel economy of 17.41 kmpl.