Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
6 Mar 2021
2:00 pm

Oil-burning Hyundai Creta keen to assert its dominance

Charl Bosch

Attention splitting looks and lots of equipment but does the diesel still hold the aces?

Hyundai Creta tester with the optional two-tone roof

Being different for the sake of being different often tends to bite one where it hurts the most if not careful. In some instances though, it can work the other way with dramatic success. Hyundai’s reveal of the second generation Creta last year very much aims to toe the latter line. About as far removed from the conservative original that still found favour among 14 811 South Africans over three years, the radically new second iteration conforms to Hyundai’s Sensual Sportiness design language, which sets out to prove that value for money does not have to look bland or nondescript....