Hyundai is all set to unveil the facelifted Creta on January 16 with what seem like significant updates to the design (both inside and outside) as well as a number of feature additions. Hyundai has already commenced pre-bookings for the new Creta at Rs 25,000. Furthermore, customers who have booked the current model have the flexibility to switch their bookings to the upcoming version.
Exterior Styling of the Hyundai Creta Facelift
The Creta sees a significant overhaul in terms of exterior design. The SUV now seems to have a bolder, more rectangular front facade, complete with a revamped grille and bumper design. A striking full-width LED light band adorns the front, culminating in inverted L-shaped elements, while the new rectangular LED headlamps are positioned on the bumper. Moving away from the design language of the current model, the Creta now seems to move closer to its cousin, the Kia Seltos, in terms of styling.
The butch front-end isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The rear end is not left behind in this aesthetic revamp. It flaunts a new tailgate design, full-width LED tail-lights that echo the front styling, a reconfigured number plate housing, and a more pronounced bumper. The teaser images don’t show us the side profile but we can expect some minor changes and a possible update to the alloy wheel designs.
Interior Updates in the Hyundai Creta Facelift
Inside, the Creta’s facelift is even more impressive. The dashboard is completely redesigned, featuring dual 10.25-inch connected screens, likely borrowed from the Kia Seltos. The dashboard design seamlessly integrates with the screens and there seem to be elements from the Hyundai Verna.
The center console is revamped, showcasing redesigned central AC vents, a streamlined row of physical buttons, and what appears to be a touch panel for HVAC controls. While it differs from the Verna’s switchable panel with rotary dials, it adds a touch of modernity. There is a recess on the dash to possibly store knick-knacks with additional storage in the centre console. We also expect features like an expanded ADAS suite and a 360-degree parking camera to make its way to the Creta.
Engine Options and Variants
Under the hood, the Creta retains its 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, accompanied by manual, CVT and torque converter gearboxes. The turbo-petrol motor from the Verna is expected to make its way to the Creta as well. Producing 160hp, the 1.5-litre engine will likely be available with both manual and DCT transmissions.
As with any new Hyundai, expect a large selection of trim levels and variants. In the extremely competitive mid-size SUV space, the Creta takes on the likes of Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Honda Elevate, Volkswagen Taigun and Citroen C3 Aircross among others.