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Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta 2020 - Prices, Mileage, Specs, Variants and Features

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By Tijo Tenson - Content Writer May 14 2020 Share this blog

The second Gen Hyundai Creta shares almost all components with that of Kia Seltos and is in every sense, twin. The main difference, however, is the design language, as Kia Seltos has a more youthful and edgy approach, whereas Hyundai Creta is the gentleman of the two. Performance parameters are listed below to show how similar both these cars are.

Model

Kia Seltos HTE

Hyundai Creta EX

Pricing(Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Rs. 9,89,000

Rs. 9,99,000

Engine

1.5L naturally aspirated Petrol engine

1.5L naturally aspirated Petrol engine

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power(bhp)

113@6300 RPM

113@6300 RPM

Torque(Nm)

144@4850 RPM

144@4850 RPM

0-100 KMPH

11.67

11.53

Top Speed

170

168

Apart from the technical specs, Kia even shares components on the inside with that of Hyundai Creta but with different namings, of course! The crossover segment has come a long way since its inception in India and now there are features on offer which were earlier available on Rs. 25 lakh+ offerings. The highlighting features are listed below.

Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta: Exterior Differences

This is the only aspect in which both cars differ. Kia Seltos has a more youthful and edgy approach in its design language with the LED headlights dominating the front grille. It has a menacing look and its frontal grille is smartly designed with hexagonal elements which go well with the overall setup. The side is laden with muscular shoulder lines which adds to its appeal. Rear-end is comparatively subtle and is dominated by a chrome insert running across and connects both the LED taillights. “KIA” is embedded at the centre of this horizontal chrome insert and even has a top-lip spoiler to add to its sportiness.

2020 kia seltos exterior vs 2020 hyundai creta exterior

Hyundai Creta on the other hand, despite sharing the same underpinnings, varies drastically. We would say that it's design language is quirky at the least. It follows the, now industry trend of having split headlamp set up with the main headlight assembly on the bumper. But the Creta has an inside-out C-shaped setup which is polarising in looks. It's a love it or hates it a design which we are slowly getting the hang of.

Model

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Length(mm)

4315

4300

Width(mm)

1800

1790

Height(mm)

1620

1635

Wheelbase(mm)

2610

2610

Ground Clearance(mm)

190

190

There are a few quirky bits at the sides, like the “lightning arc” C-pillar contrasting insert which gives a floating sensation for the rood. The rear also follows the inside-out C shaped LED tail light setup with an odd-looking third brake light integrated in-line with the taillights at the centre.

Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta: Interior Differences

Kia has provided a plush and cosy interior setup that goes well with the exterior theme. The dashboard is "cleanly" laid out with the floating 10.25-inch infotainment display dominating the centre portion. The front seats are ventilated which is a boon in a tropical climate like ours. There is ample support for occupants in both the rows and will be a comfortable experience, even in long journeys.

2020 kia seltos interior vs 2020 hyundai creta interior

Hyundai also has a similar approach and it is high on features. But the dashboard in this Korean is plush with no protruding components, as the infotainment display is placed in line with the instrument cluster with air-con vents above it, like eyebrows! The seating is mostly similar to that of Kia Seltos and so provides similar cosiness.

Model 

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Interior Features

Premium Bose 8-speaker sound system

Blue-Link connected assistant


2-step rear reclining seats

Paddle shifters


Ambient mood lighting

Ventilated front seats


10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display

Voice-enabled panoramic sunroof


8-inch digital instrument cluster

Wireless smartphone charger


Smart air purifier

Rear seat headrest cushion


Ventilated and power seats

Ventilated front row seats

There are no differences here apart from the orientation of the dashboard and brand-specific upholstery and instrument cluster layout. Sharing does have its perks! Hyundai has a funky orange accent pack which adds a bit of sportiness and goes well with the all-black option.

Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta: Differentiating Features

Hyundai Creta is the one in a tuxedo here and that is the differentiating factor on the outside. Things are different on the inside as well, with the most prominent being the Seltos’s floating infotainment display at the centre of the dashboard whereas the one in the Creta is plush with the dashboard design. The top variants in Hyundai Creta also get an optional orange inserts package which adds a bit of funkiness to it.

Model

Kia Seltos HTE

Hyundai Creta EX

        Differentiating        Features

17-inch hyper metallic alloys

BlueLink with an integrated smartwatch app


Crown jewel LED headlamps

Orange upholstery colour pack


Heart-beat LED taillights

17-inch diamond-cut alloys


Rear spoiler

Twin tip exhaust 


UVO connected Car

Lightning arc C-pillar


8-inch head-up display

Signature cascading grille

Now, choosing one of these two is a tough choice as they are the same cars, in different clothing. And that’s what brings us to the differentiating factor at hand, its clothes. If you are someone who is a sucker for edgy looks and enjoys attention, then the Kia Seltos is the one to go as, after all, it is a badass. Hyundai Creta is the tuxedo laden odd-looking one which is reserved and focuses on comfort and clarity.

Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta: Which is better?

We leave this decision solely upon you as both the cars are practically the same mechanically and so the driving dynamics and performance figures are the same. What changes, is the design language on the outside as well as the inside. It all boils down to how comfortable and relaxed you feel in the car.

If sportiness and have a keen eye for a dense and dark interior, then you should lock your sight on the Seltos but if you are the clean type of guy who loves to have a more matured yet intuitive driving experience, then the quirky new 2nd-Gen Hyundai Creta is the one for you.