Hyundai brought in the new-gen Creta at the Auto Expo and soon afterwards launched it at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The SUV shares the same platform as Kia Seltos and we have already covered its comparison here. Now, moving on to its other rivals, MG Hector is a potential one as it is also as feature-loaded as the new Creta and offers more space on the inside and a massive road presence. And in this article, we compare the 2020 Hyundai Creta vs MG Hector with both vehicles parked together!
The 2020 Hyundai Creta has already crossed 20,000 bookings and needless to say, the deliveries will commence soon. Seeing the numbers, it is easier to say that this SUV is here to take its position back. But does it really stand a chance with MG Hector on paper Let's find out.
|Dimension||2020 Hyundai Creta||MG Hector|
|Length||4300 mm||4655 mm|
|Width||1790 mm||1835 mm|
|Height||1622 mm||1760 mm|
|Wheelbase||2610 mm||2750 mm|
MG Hector beats the Creta in every possible way and needless to say it is longer, wider, taller and even roomier than the Creta. The Creta loses the drill in here. Of course, it is comfortable at the rear but so is the Hector and that is a far more superior option in terms of comfort levels.
2020 Hyundai Creta vs MG Hector Petrol Engines
|Petrol Engine||2020 Hyundai Creta||MG Hector|
|Engine||1.5L Petrol/ 1.4L Turbo Petrol||1.5L Petrol/ 1.5L Petrol Hybrid|
|Power||115 bhp/140 bhp||140 bhp/140 bhp|
|Torque||144 Nm/242 Nm||250 Nm/250 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual, CVT/7-speed DCT||6-speed manual, DCT/ 6-speed manual|
|Fuel Efficiency||16.8 km/l, 16.9 km/l, 16.8 km/l||14.16 km/l, 13.96 km/l / 15.81 km/l|
All-new Creta ditches its 1.6L petrol engine for a 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol and 1.4L turbo petrol engine, both of which are BS6 compliant. The 1.5L unit churns out 115 bhp whereas the turbo petrol puts out 140 bhp on tap. When comparing it with the rival, MG Hector, it comes in a 1.5L petrol motor which also gets paired with an electric motor. Both the engine generates 140 bhp.
The new-gen Creta may lose out on power figures but it sure delivers a better fuel economy than the Hector. The petrol engine with 6-speed manual gearbox offers 16.8 km/l while the CVT makes 17.1 km/l and the 7-speed DCT generates 16.8 km/l.
2020 Hyundai Creta vs MG Hector Diesel Engines
|Diesel Engine||2020 Hyundai Creta||MG Hector|
|Engine||1.5L CRDi||2.0 Diesel|
|Power||115 bhp||170 bhp|
|Torque||250 Nm||350 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/6-speed AT||6-speed manual|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.4 km/l, 18.5 km/l||17.4 km/l|
The 2020 Hyundai Creta ditches the 1.4L and more powerful 1.6L CRDi engine for a newer 1.5L, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is BS6 compliant and is borrowed from the Kia Seltos. It generates 115 bhp along with 250 Nm of peak torque. Transmission option includes a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
Fuel efficiency for the Creta is 21.4 km/l for the 6-speed manual and 18.3 km/l for the 6-speed AT. MG Hector uses the BS4 compliant FCA sourced turbo diesel engine which makes 170 bhp with 350 Nm of peak torque. Also, the unit delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17.4 km/l. It surely misses out on an automatic gearbox but we expect it to be launched soon when the engine gets updated to BS6 emission norms.
MG Hector surely impresses people with its imposing design. The large grille up front followed by split headlight design surely butchers other SUVs in its segment. Plus its massive size grabs all attention. As much as the front and rear pack neat design, the side looks plain boring. Maybe it's because of the smaller alloy wheels which degrade the hunkiness around.
As said before, the new design of the Creta pleases the Chinese buyers more than the Indians. But still, the mid-size SUV has established itself as a brand that it got over 15,000 bookings in just 15 days. It also gets split headlight design which is borrowed from the Venue. And the design continues at the rear taillight too.
|Price||2020 Hyundai Creta||MG Hector|
|Ex-showroom||Rs 9.99 lakh - Rs 17.20 lakh||Rs 12.74 lakh - Rs 17.45 lakh|
The base model of the Creta costs just Rs 9.99 lakh but the top-spec model is close to the MG Hector at Rs 17.20 lakh. Also, Creta offers more features than its competition and also gets BS6 compliant engines which Hector is yet to receive. Also, the availability of automatic makes the choice easier for some buyers.