The India-bound 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift is likely to come with the same engine lineup – 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel.
South Korean automaker, Hyundai had launched the Creta facelift (Hyundai ix25 facelift) in the Chinese market. The company had launched the slightly revised Creta SUV in India in early 2017. Instead of major changes, the company opted for variant rejig and feature upgrades for the SUV. Korean brand is now planning to launch the heavily modified Creta in India. The new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift is expected to be unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. This compact 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 facelift version, set for launch by mid-2018 will act as a buffer until the new generation model is rolled-out in 2021. Hyundai has already started testing the SUV on Indian roads, suggesting an early debut. The SUV will get cosmetic design upgrades and a revised engine lineup. It is expected to receive subtle styling updates, visible largely on the front profile. Expect some changes and feature upgrades inside the cabin as well. 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.
– Hyundai has confirmed that the Creta facelift will be launched in the Indian market in the second half of 2018. With the facelift, Hyundai aims to tackle rising competition in the form of Renault Captur and upcoming Nissan Kicks. Continue reading….
– The Korean automaker had launched the Creta SUV with minor updates. Instead of design upgrades, the SUV received new colour options and restyled interior trim. It is also available in new ‘Earth Brown’ shade. Continue reading…
– 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
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Already on sale in Chinese and Brazilian markets, the new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift will make its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The launch, albeit will take place post the biennial event by mid-2018. Check Out: A Complete List of Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Above Rs 15 lakh|
Hyundai hasn’t revealed anything officially about the Creta facelift, but it is expected to share some of its features from the Brazilian or Chinese-spec models. Another major change to the offered could be the new infotainment system and added features. With these changes, the SUV could receive slight bump in price. While the base version of the SUV is expected to be priced at Rs 10 lakh, the top-end model could cost around Rs 15 lakh.
The Brazilian model previewed at the 2016 Sao Paulo was seen with some new elements, nothing comprehensive though. Since India-spec model is likely to receive changes along the same lines, it is expected to get the new cascading grille in front, subtly restyled bumper and horizontal fog lamps. Side profile with minimal changes, is likely to remain unchanged, but the rear is expected to receive slightly tweaked tail-lamps, reflectors and bumper. The bold chrome band running across the tailgate is another change. 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 more than sufficient to tackle Indian roads. The SUV comes with a boot space of 400-litres, which is good enough to accommodate 4-5 suitcases. The SUV rides on 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.
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 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.
|Engine||Max Power||Max Torque|
|1.6-litre Dual VTVT Petrol||121bhp||151Nm|
|1.4-litre CRDi Diesel||89bhp||220Nm|
|1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT Diesel||126bhp||259Nm|
The updated Creta will continue to feature the same set of engine from the current model. Petrol variant of the car will be propelled by a 1.6-litre dual VTVT engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 121bhp and a peak torque of 151Nm. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox, which sends the power to the front wheels.
Diesel range of the SUV comprises of 1.4-litre CRDi unit and a 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT. While the former is capable of producing 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque, the 1.6-litre engine is good for 126bhp of power and 259Nm of torque. While the 1.4-litre unit is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6-litre diesel engine comes with a six-speed manual unit as standard and a six-speed automatic as optional. Read More – Hyundai Carlino Based Compact SUV
|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 will face competition from Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Honda BR-V in the segment
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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