The India-bound 2017 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.
November 9, 2016: Hyundai, the South Korean carmaker, has unveiled the Brazil-bound Creta at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show which could become the global facelift the the compact SUV. Though no official word on its India launch yet, we expect the Hyundai Creta 2017 to our shores as well.
With a new grille, slightly different headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, revised bumper and fog lamps, the Brazilian Hyundai Creta’s front fascia looks refreshing. At the back, you can see different tail-lamps and bumper. The vehicle’s cabin too sees changes in the form of new climate control system featuring different colour backlight. The vehicle’s infotainment system now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
While the Brazilian model will go on sale in January 2017, we expect it to come to India by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
The Brazilian-spec model is powered by a 1.6-litre CVVT flex-fuel engine that produces 128bhp and 161.81Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. Also Read – New Hyundai Verna – India Launch & Other Details
In Brazil, the Hyundai Creta will be produced at carmaker’s Piracicaba facility in Sao Paulo. It will make its first local appearance at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in coming November. The India-bound new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift will go up against the Renault Duster, Maruti Vitara Brezza, and upcoming Nissan Kicks and Honda HR-V.
Just so you know, the existing Hyundai Creta has received over 1 lakh bookings across the country, and is doing well in the export markets too.
The new Hyundai Creta facelift will make its first appearance at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November, and go on sale in Brazil in Jauary 2017. So, we can expect it to be launched in our market by the end of 2017 or early 2018.
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Above Rs 15 lakh|
Exterior and interior updates could make the new Creta facelift more premium than the current one. Though it’s too early to comment on its pricing, we expect the base version of the Creta facelift to be priced around Rs 10 lakh, and the top-of-the-line to be over Rs 15 lakh.
|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 new Creta facelift is likely to carry the same engine lineup in India i.e. 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel. While the gasoline unit develops 121bhp with 151Nm of torque, the 1.4L and 1.6L diesel mills offer 89bhp with 220Nm and 126bhp with 259Nm respectively. Similar to the current model, the facelifted Creta will come with a 6-speed manual (standard) and an optional 6-speed automatic gearboxes.
|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)|
The Brazilian model of the Creta has new “Cascading grille”, slightly re-designed front bumper and horizontal fog lamps. The tail lamps, rear bumper and reflectors too are different from the India-spec version. There is a full-width chrome strip on the tailgate between the tail lamps. The overall design and dimensions are likely to remain unchanged.
The Creta is already one of the most equipped cars in its segment. Though, we can expect it to carry some more comfort and safety features. Equipment like AVN system with touchscreen, automatic climate control, rear parking camera and sensors, height adjustable driver seat, ESC, VSM, etc. are likely to be carried forward from the current model.
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