– New 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift might hit showrooms in May 2018.
– The SUV will receive multiple cosmetic and feature upgrades along with sunroof in the top-end variant.
– Engine setup of the 2018 Creta will remain unchanged.
– 2018 Hyundai Creta could be priced between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh.
Hyundai’s highly-popular premium compact SUV – the Creta – will soon receive its first major makeover in India. The updated model has been snapped undisguised and is likely to see a release in May 2018. The Creta SUV is a crucial product for the company and it accounts for a huge chunk of Hyundai’s monthly sales. In a bid to keep the demand intact amid intense competition, the Korean giant plans on bestowing intermittent updates on the SUV. The new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift will act as a buffer until the new generation model is rolled-out in 2021. Also See – 4 Big Changes You Can Expect In New Hyundai Creta
For the 2018 model year, the Hyundai Creta facelift will witness subtle design upgrades along with better equipped cabin. It will see design changes in-line with the South American-spec SUV, which was launched in the Brazilian market last year. The styling changes will be largely visible on the front profile including a new signature cascading grille, revised headlamps, fog lamps and bumper. Another crucial addition in the Creta facelift will be a sunroof. It was speculated that the Creta facelift could also get mild hybrid technology. With the recent withdrawal of the subsidy and increased tax on mild hybrids, Hyundai has dropped plans of launching hybrid cars in the country. Check Out: Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
– New winged bumper design
– Hexagonal grille with three horizontal chrome slats
– LED daytime running lamps
– New alloy wheels
– New tail-lamp
– New upholstery for seats & gear level console
– Revised central console
– New climate control
– Apple CarPlay & Android Auto for the infotainment system
– Height adjustable drivers’ seat
– Rear parking sensors and camera Read – Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Confirmed For India
Already on sale in Chinese and Brazilian markets, the new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift will soon make its way to India. Since the vehicle has been snapped undisguised during TV commercial shoot, it is expected to be launched in the coming months. A possible launch in May 2018 can’t be ignored. We will update our readers as soon as Hyundai announces anything on the same.
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Above Rs 15 lakh|
Hyundai hasn’t revealed anything officially about the Creta facelift, but it will share some of its features from the Brazilian or Chinese-spec models. Another major change will be in the form of new infotainment system and added features. However, the engine mechanism is likely to remain unchanged. With these updates, the 2018 Hyundai Creta could receive slight bump in price. While the entry-level variant is expected to be priced as low as Rs 10 lakh, the top-end model could cost around Rs 15 lakh. Check Out – Hyundai Ioniq Electric Pictures & Details
The Creta facelift first broke cover at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in 2016 and is already on sale in the Brazilian market. The SUV was unveiled with some new elements, nothing comprehensive though. Since India-spec model will receive changes along the same lines, it will get changes in-sync with Hyundai’s new fluidic design philosophy. Most of the updates will be made on the face of the vehicle. Upfront, the 2018 Hyundai Creta will feature a new cascading grille complimenting Hyundai’s latest design language. Adding to it, the top-spec model will also receive a sunroof. Read – Hyundai Carlino Compact SUV Is Coming To India
The headlamp and horizontal fog lamp assemblies will also be revised. The front bumper will also be subtly restyled. Unlike the front fascia, the side profile of the car remains largely identical to the outgoing model. Though, it is likely to come with two different alloy wheels options. The SUV will be assembled with the standard 16-inch alloy wheels shod with 205/65 tyres, while the top-end model will get 17-inch alloys wrapped in 215/60 section tyres. At the back, the SUV set to receive slightly tweaked tail-lamps with LED inserts, reflectors and bumper. The bold chrome band running across the tailgate is another change. Read – New Hyundai Verna – Price & Pictures
Dimensionally, it will not witness any change and carry over the same proportions from the current model. This facelifted model will measure 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width and 1,630mm in height and has a wheelbase 2,590mm. It comes with a ground clearance of 183mm, which is good enough for the rough Indian terrains. The SUV comes with a boot space of 400-litres, which is good enough to accommodate 4-5 suitcases.
Inside the cabin, it is unlikely to receive comprehensive styling updates, instead Hyundai could equip new tech including some safety provisions and comfort goodies. Features such as AVN system with touchscreen, rear parking camera and sensors, automatic climate control, ESC, VSM and height adjustable driver seat etc will be carried over from the pre-facelifted model.
The cabin styling of the Creta is inspired from the Verna and the new Elite i20. It is equipped with several comfort and connectivity features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, power steering, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear air-conditioning vents, etc. It also gets Arkamys Sound Mood, which offers various sound enhancement options. With an aim to class-up its safety quotient, Hyundai might offer four airbags as standard on the SUV carline. Read: Hyundai i20 Active Facelift – Pictures & Details
|1.6-litre Dual VTVT Petrol||121bhp/151Nm|
|1.4-litre CRDi Diesel||89bhp/220Nm|
|1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT Diesel||126bhp/259Nm|
|Transmissions||5-speed MT, 6-speed MT & 6-speed AT|
|Front||McPherson Strut With Coil Spring|
|Rear||Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Spring|
The updated Creta will continue to feature the same set of engine from the current model. The petrol version of the SUV will source its power from the 1.6-litre dual VTVT motor that is capable of putting out a top power of 121bhp, while producing a peak torque of 151Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox, which sends the power to the front wheels.
On the other hand, the diesel range will comprise of 1.4-litre CRDi unit and a 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT. While the former can make power worth 89bhp against 220Nm of torque, the 1.6-litre engine is good enough for 126bhp of power and 259Nm of torque. While the 1.4-litre unit is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6-litre diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual unit as standard and a 6-speed automatic as optional. Read: New Hyundai Elite i20 – All You Need To Know
|1.6-litre Dual VTVT Petrol||15.29kmpl|
|1.4-litre CRDi Diesel||21.38kmpl|
|1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT Diesel||19.67kmpl (MT) & 17.01kmpl (AT)|
Since there will be no change in the engine set up, the mileage is expected to remain unchanged. That said the petrol engine will continue to deliver 15.29kmpl. The 1.4-litre oil burner with a claimed mileage of 21.38kmpl and 1.6-litre unit with 19.67kmpl for manual and 17.01kmpl for automatic will also be retained.
The SUV’s facelifted model will continue to face challenge from cars like Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Honda BR-V in the segment. There are some upcoming new models that will also go up against the Creta including Tata H5X, Maruti Vitara and new Jeep compact SUV.
For suspension duties, the new Creta facelift comes with McPherson strut with coil spring at the front and coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring at the rear. The braking system comprises of disc and drum at the front and rear. ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) comes as standard.
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