MIAS 2017: Hyundai PH brings in Hyundai Creta subcompact crossover, Genesis G90 luxury sedan

Patrick Tadeo

Carmudi Philippines was the first to confirm it and now it’s officially here: the Hyundai Creta subcompact crossover.

Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta boasts of superior legroom and headroom over its rivals. Keeping the occupants safe are the body structure’s use of Ultra High Strength Steel and Advanced High Strength Steel. Of course, the Creta still bears Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language which is highlighted by the three-slat hexagonal grille.

The Hyundai Creta is offered with two different engines: a gasoline-powered one that produces 121 hp and 151 Nm of torque and a diesel-fed mill that puts out 126 hp and 260 Nm of torque.

The Hyundai Creta is available in three variants:

  • 1.6-liter GL (Gasoline) with six-speed MT – P918,000
  • 1.6-liter GL (Gasoline) with six-speed AT – P988,000
  • 1.g-liter GL CRDi (Diesel) with six-speed MT – P1.038 million

The Hyundai Creta wasn’t the only vehicle Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) launched at the show as it also brought in the Genesis G90, the flagship model of Genesis Motors, the luxury vehicle division of Hyundai Motor Company.

Genesis G90

The G90’s lengthy wheelbase immediately makes it known that it’s not your usual executive sedan while the wide grille and winged emblem hints at the power of the engine that lies behind it. That’s because underneath the long, sculpted hood is a 5.0-liter GDI V8 engine that puts out 425 hp and 519 Nm of torque through an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission that “employs a new Smart Shift technology to ensure you are always in perfect gear depending on your driving preference–Smart, Eco, Sport, and Individual driver-bespoke.”

As expected of a  luxury vehicle in its class, the Genesis G90 is equipped with features like double soundproof glass and triple seal weather strips to ensure utmost silence in the cabin, a mixture of premium Nappa leather and rare hardwoods on most interior surfaces to give its occupants a total sensory experience, advanced multimedia and navigation system that’s easily accessible with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display for the front seats and two 9.2-inch monitors for the rear seats and two integrated control dials, multi-view camera, a three-zone air conditioning system to maximize the comfort of the driver, front passenger and back passengers, Lexicon 17-speaker Quantum Logic Surround Sound System that makes you feel like you’re in a concert hall, and wireless smartphone charging–provided your smartphone has that feature, of course.

HARI’s suggested retail price for the Genesis G90 is P7.528 million, with the final price being decided upon the arrival of the Philippine-market unit.

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