Hyundai’s Creta range, which has been a stalwart in the Korean carmaker’s local model line-up, now comes with a range-topping derivative.

The new flagship model struts its stuff with attractive styling cues that set it apart.

But only 500 of the special Cretas with a “Limited Edition” badge will be sold in Mzansi.

The Hyundai Creta gets a flashy new derivative.

The special treatment is available for all three Creta variants: the 1,6 Executive manual, the 1,6 Executive automatic and the 1,6 Executive turbodiesel automatic.

  • Apart from the Limited Edition label, the following features will distinguish the new addition from the other derivatives: A black roof to create a two-tone exterior with the white body paint finish.) Exclusive two-tone 17-inch alloy wheel rims.) A black and red interior, with red inserts on the dashboard and red stitching on the leather seats.) An infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity.

    Other convenience features include air vents for the rear passengers, a rear armrest with cup holders, cruise control and rear park assist sensors and a camera that displays images on the screen of the infotainment system.

    The multi-function steering wheel, with remote controls for the sound system and buttons for the trip computer and system information, is also covered in leather.

    Buyers, who choose the petrol engine, get 90kW of power at 6 300r/min, with torque peaking at 150Nm at 4 850 r/min.

    Fuel consumption is claimed to be 7,9 litres/100km.

    With the turbo-diesel, maximum power delivery is 94kW at 4 000 r/min and its torque peak of 260Nm is reached at 2 750 r/min.

    Safety features include dual front and side airbags for the driver and passenger and curtain airbags for the protection of rear passengers.

    The Creta also has an anti-lock brake system and electronic braking distribution.

    Since its launch in 2017, Hyundai Automotive South Africa has sold more than 11 600 units. And this model has constantly been at the top of its market segment.

    Pricing for the Creta Limited Edition kicks off at R372 900.