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I’ve been singing the Creta’s praises for months now, and I was beginning to wonder if I would ever have the opportunity to add something to its demerit section. Well, here it is. I drove into my regular fuel station to tank the car up. After filling up, I pulled the door handle to get back in — and found the doors firmly locked. And all the windows were up. The key fob was in the car, as was my phone, so I really was in a very large pickle.

In about half an hour, two service personnel arrived, fiddled about and got the front passenger window down. The key fob was retrieved, and it was dead as a doornail — likely the battery had gone.

Other than this episode, the Creta’s been an absolute dream to live with, doing everything I ask of it with absolute perfection. There really couldn’t have been a better winner of our SUV Of The Year award.

Logging IT Out

Hyundai Creta SX(O)Diesel
Lightens you by:
Rs. 18.99 Lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
Lived with:
Odometer reads:
12,009 km
Drinking habits:
19 kpl
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