2023 Hyundai Creta joins PH subcompact crossover game

Updated Sep 21, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It starts at P998K.

The battle in the subcompact crossover arena is getting even tighter with new and competitive releases from various automakers. But Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPI) isn’t daunted about the competition as it has brought in a new model with the Creta.

2023 Hyundai Creta front profile shot2023 Hyundai Creta

The 2023 Creta is HMPH’s new subcompact crossover challenger. It is offered locally in three variants, namely the base 1.5 GL 6MT, 1.5 GL IVT, and 1.5 GLS IVT. Read on to know what each variant can offer to Filipinos.


In terms of dimensions, the 2023 Hyundai Creta spans 4,315mm in length, 1,790mm in width, and 1,630mm in height including the roof rack. It also has a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,610mm and 200mm, respectively. The body rides on 17-inch alloy wheels, with the top-spec model getting a two-tone finish.

2023 Hyundai Creta rearSporty-looking crossover

The variants that use the IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) are equipped with LED headlamps, auto light control, and dedicated LED daytime running lights. Standard features include halogen turn signal lamps, LED rear combination lamps, front and rear wipers, and electric side mirror adjustment. The Creta debuted alongside three other Hyundai vehicles as part of the car brand's official relaunch in the Philippine market.


Inside, the two Creta IVT variants once again get the upper hand as they offer leatherette seats, while the base 1.5 GL 6MT utilizes cloth seat materials. As for standard interior features, the cabin is equipped with 60:40 split folding rear seats, a center armrest with cup holders, power door locks, and power side mirrors.

2023 Hyundai Creta interiorInterior of the Hyundai Creta

For those who are considering getting the top-of-the-line model, features such as a glove box with a cooling function, and auto single temperature control for the air conditioning await them. A wireless charger function is also part of the flagship package which can keep passengers stay connected on the go.

Tech & Safety

An 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is available in the IVT variants, supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. As for the base variant, it gets an integrated radio with a 3.8-inch LCD information screen. But at least, all variants come standard with a 4-speaker sound system. Meanwhile, the top- and mid-Creta variants come with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

HMPI is taking safety up a notch by integrating its new crossover with five advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) functions, namely Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), High Beam Assist, and Driver Attention Warning. Of note, the said advanced driver assistance system are integrated into the top-spec 1.5 GLS IVT Creta variant.

Engine & Powertrain

Under the hood, you will find a standard 1.5-liter Smartstream DOHC D-CVVT gasoline engine capable of delivering 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. The entry-level model uses a 6-speed manual transmission, while the rest has an IVT, the brand’s moniker for its in-house continuously variable transmission (CVT).

2023 Hyundai Creta engine

The Hyundai Creta is now available in the market

As standard, the subcompact crossover is installed with an electric parking brake with an auto hold feature. But only the top-spec 1.5 GLS IVT boasts a drive mode selector and a terrain mode. With these, the vehicle can adapt to various road conditions for safer and smoother drives.


Just like the 2023 Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe, and Staria, HMPI is offering a 5-year or 200,000-km warranty for the 2023 Hyundai Creta. For your reference, here is the complete list of prices for the new subcompact crossover:

  • Creta 1.5 GL 6MT – Php 998,000
  • Creta 1.5 GL IVT – Php 1,170,000
  • Creta 1.5 GL IVT (Limited-Red) – Php 1,323,000
  • Creta 1.5 GLS IVT – Php 1,332,000

Get to know more about the cars available locally at Philkotse.com.

Know more about Hyundai Creta 2023

Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta 2023 is a subcompact, five-seater crossover. Locally, this model has three different variants. There’s the GL MT, the GL IVT, and the GLS IVT. Their prices then range from Php 998,000 to Php 1,332,000.

Under the hood of the Creta is a 1.5-liter engine that produces up to 112 horsepower and 137Nm of torque. It is then paired to Hyundai’s proprietary intelligent variable transmission. Power is then sent to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, this subcompact is 4,315mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,630mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,610mm, and it has a ground clearance of 200mm.

Locally, the Creta competes against the Toyota Raize, MG ZS, Kia Stonic, Honda HR-V, Geely Coolray, Changan CS35, Mazda CX-3, etc.

₱ 998,000 - ₱ 1,332,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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