Hyundai recently launched the Knight Edition and also introduced the iMT gearbox in its popular Creta SUV. The iMT transmission was first introduced in Hyundai Venue and was later introduced in Kia Sonet, Seltos and even Hyundai i20. The Hyundai Creta with iMT gearbox is only available in one variant and is priced at Rs 12.83 lakh, ex-showroom. The Hyundai Creta iMT version has started arriving at dealerships and here we have a detailed video of the Creta iMT version.
The video was uploaded by Expo Drive on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger explains how different the iMT version of Hyundai Creta is from the regular versions. As mentioned above, Hyundai Creta is only available in one variant and the same is shown here in the video. The Hyundai Creta iMT is available only with the S variant.
The vlogger takes a detailed tour of Crete in this video. Starting from the front, the car gets projector headlights with halogen lights in them. There are split LED lights but they are not DRLs and only glow when the car is on. As this is the S variant, it comes with a decent looking grille with a chrome surround and silver inserts. The front skid plate is also finished in silver. As for the side profile, the S variant of Hyundai Creta gets dark colored hubcaps designed to look like an alloy wheel. The front fender of this Hyundai Creta receives the iMT badge which differentiates it from the regular version.
There is a silver colored side skirt and the silver finished C-pillar trim can also be seen in the car. As we move to the rear, the car gets black inserts in the taillights and sleek gloss black inserts are seen on the tailgate connecting the taillights. The rear bumper also gets a silver skid plate. As this is the S variant, it comes with a decent number of features. It gets a smaller touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, analog instrument panel, power-adjustable IRVMs, two-tone leatherette upholstery, etc. The touchscreen infotainment system also displays the feed from the rear parking camera. It lacks features such as panoramic sunroof, air purifier and many more.
The main difference in this Creta is the gearbox. The iMT gearbox is ideal for those who want the freedom of manual gear changes without a clutch pedal. This is an ideal combination for cities where there is bumper-to-bumper traffic. The driver can manually insert into the gear that wants to drive the car and can stay in the same gear. We have explained this system in the past. Here we have a set of sensors that engage the clutch. Each time the driver operates the gear lever to change gear, the sensor sends a signal to the clutch to engage and as soon as the car shifts into gear, the clutch automatically disengages. The car can only be started when it is in neutral.