The Hyundai Creta has been the top-selling SUV in the Indian market for some time now. It has helped Hyundai to establish its SUV market in India. Last year, Hyundai brought the second-generation of the Creta. The second-generation model has continued to bring sales for the brand. However, with the rising competition from cars like the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 and MG Astor, Hyundai might give Creta a mid-life update. In today’s article, we will talk about this Hyundai Creta facelift.
Hyundai Creta facelift design
The biggest change on the facelift will be a new exterior. The front fascia will be based on the fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson. The front bumper will get a redesigned look with new fog lamps and a faux skid plate. The LED DRLs on both sides will seamlessly integrate into the Tucson-inspired grille. The rear end of the Creta might get a Tucson inspired tail-lamp set as well. This might be done to keep the design language consistent. The facelift will also get new alloy wheels. The rest of the side profile and dimensions are however expected to remain the same.
Since a facelift is only expected, we expect Hyundai to continue with the same engine options. Currently, Creta comes with three engine options. A 1.5-litre petrol engine capable of producing 113bhp & 144Nm of torque comes mated to manual and CVT gearbox options. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine comes mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox and produces 138bhp & 242Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 113bhp & 250Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed manual & a torque converter gearbox.
Hyundai Creta facelift features
The currently available Creta already comes loaded with features. It comes with a 7.0-inch instrument cluster, an eight-speaker Bose premium sound system, connected car tech, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, front ventilated seats, etc. However, with the rising competition, Hyundai may add some more comfort features like a 360-degree camera, blind-view monitor and heads-up display (HUD).
Hyundai Creta facelift launch & pricing
The facelifted model is expected to launch somewhere around mid-2022. The current pricing of the Creta starts from Rs 12.13 lakh and goes to Rs 21.44 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). We expect Hyundai to ask for a premium of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 depending on the variants.
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