Hyundai has expanded its range in South Africa with the launch of the 2022 Grand Creta.
The SUV is based on a modified version of the K2 platform that underpins the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Venue and borrows its exterior design from the pre-facelift Creta that was first introduced in Asia 2019 but has since been refreshed with styling more akin to the larger Tucson. Making South Africa’s Grand Creta unique is the fact that it offers three rows of seating.
Local customers will have two engines to choose from. The first is a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 156 hp and 140 lb-ft (191 Nm) while the second takes the form of a 1.5-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that produces 113 hp and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. A six-speed manual comes standard but customers can opt for a six-speed automatic. Both models are front-wheel drive.