India’s top selling compact SUV, Hyundai Creta will soon be launched in its facelift avatar. Along with exterior updates, Creta facelift will also be getting multiple new features. The updates will be similar to that of the recently launched Kia Seltos facelift.
In the dynamic landscape of the Indian automotive market, the Hyundai Creta has consistently held the mantle of the top-selling compact SUV.
Anticipation Builds for the Creta Facelift Unveil: Block Your Date for January 16th
Hyundai has strategically ignited the anticipation with a "Block Your Date" notification for January 16th, signalling an imminent and highly awaited unveil event for the Creta facelift.
Evolutionary Exterior Updates: Inspired by Hyundai's Global Design Language
Drawing inspiration from Hyundai's global design language, the Creta facelift promises a captivating visual transformation. The exterior updates are expected to mirror the design cues seen in the recently launched Kia Seltos facelift. However, it's important to note that the India-spec Creta facelift will be distinct, aligning itself with Hyundai's latest design ethos showcased in models like the new Hyundai Santa Fe and Exter.
Key Features: A Glimpse into the Future of Compact SUVs
- H-Shaped DRLs: Among the standout features anticipated for the Creta facelift are H-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), adding a touch of sophistication to the front profile.
- Revamped Front Grille: The front grille is set to undergo changes, aligning with Hyundai's evolving design philosophy.
- Redesigned Front and Rear Bumpers: As part of the facelift, both the front and rear bumpers will undergo a redesign, contributing to a cohesive and refreshed appearance.
- Tail Lamp Tweaks: The rear of the Creta is expected to receive attention as well, with tweaks to the tail lamps.
- New Alloy Wheels: Completing the exterior ensemble, a new set of alloy wheels is anticipated to grace the Creta facelift, underscoring Hyundai's commitment to not just functional enhancements but also a touch of style and sophistication.
Global Inspiration, Indian Innovation: Tailoring the Creta Facelift for the Indian Market
While global cues provide inspiration, Hyundai understands the importance of catering to the unique preferences of the Indian market. The India-spec Creta facelift is set to be a distinctive iteration, aligning itself with the preferences and expectations of Indian consumers.
What Lies Ahead: Unveiling the Future of Compact SUVs in India
As the Creta facelift prepares to make its grand entrance, it beckons a new era for compact SUVs in India.
2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift: A Sneak Peek into the Future of Compact SUVs
As Hyundai gears up to introduce the facelifted version of its chart-topping Creta, anticipation reaches new heights.
1. Distinctive Design Evolution: Inspired by Hyundai's Latest Language
The India-spec Creta facelift draws inspiration from Hyundai's newest design language, setting it apart from international models. With cues from models like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Exter, the facelift is expected to showcase changes across the front grille, front and rear bumpers, and tail lamps. Notably, the inclusion of H-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) adds a touch of modern sophistication.
2. Futuristic Interior: Panoramic Display and Updated Dashboard
Inside the cabin, the Creta facelift promises a futuristic experience with an updated dashboard and redesigned AC vents. The spotlight is on a new horizontally-placed panoramic display, reminiscent of the Seltos facelift. The dual 10.25-inch displays for the infotainment system and digital instrument console create a seamless and tech-forward interior.
3. Power Packed Performance: New Turbo Petrol Engine
Adding to the lineup, the Creta facelift introduces a powerful 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. Borrowed from the Seltos facelift, this engine churns out an impressive 160 PS of maximum power and 253 Nm of peak torque. Transmission choices include the efficient 6iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) and the smooth 7DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission).
4. Engine Options for Varied Preferences
The Creta facelift retains its existing engine options for diverse preferences. The 1.5-litre NA petrol engine, producing 115 PS and 144 Nm, offers a balance of power and efficiency. It can be paired with either the 6MT (Manual Transmission) or the IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission). The 1.5-litre diesel engine, generating 116 PS and 250 Nm, caters to diesel enthusiasts with transmission choices of 6iMT and 6AT (Automatic Transmission).
5. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS): Elevating Safety Standards
Safety takes center stage with the introduction of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Mirroring the technology seen in the Seltos facelift, the ADAS kit includes features like blind spot collision warning and avoidance assist, forward collision warning and avoidance assist, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, leading vehicle departure alert, smart cruise control with stop and go, high beam assist, driver attention warning, rear cross-traffic collision warning and avoidance assist, and safe exit warning.
6. 360° Camera: A Comprehensive Safety Upgrade
To enhance overall safety, the Creta facelift will be equipped with a 360° camera system, offering a comprehensive view of the surroundings.
With the updates, Creta facelift is expected to witness a slight bump in prices. The existing model starts at Rs 10.87 lakh, while the top-spec variant costs Rs 19.20 lakh. It remains to be seen if Hyundai will reveal the prices on 16th January or at a later date. Creta facelift will continue to rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma, Honda Elevate, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor. There will be new rivals as well such as upcoming Tata Curvv and Mahindra XUV500. Apart from unveiling the new Creta next month, Hyundai is also getting ready to increase prices of their cars. Exter, Venue, i10 NIOS, i20, Alcazar, etc will likely get about 1-2% more expensive.