The Hyundai Creta facelift has been again spotted while testing in the Indian roads and it seems the brand is serious with the upcoming upgraded SUV. This time some new features and details have been revealed despite the text mule being covered.
Hyundai Creta facelift: New Design DNA
From what is known, the new Creta will follow the brand’s new Design language and will take inspiration from the Palisade. The front gets a new grille design, a new headlight design with H-shaped DRLs, and an updated bumper. The rear bumper and tailgate are also expected to get some makeover.
As far as features go, the new Creta will get ADAS and a 360-degree camera, which can be noticed in the front bumper.
Inside, the Creta is fully covered, but it will get some updates in the dashboard and some other tweaks here and there. The infotainment system and digital cluster are also expected to get an update. However, this is just a speculation. The upholstery will also get a new design.
Oh, and the alloy wheel design will also continue with the new Creta, but there’s a big chance we can see 18-inch wheels as seen with some recent Creta facelift test mules.
Hyundai Creta facelift: The upgrade it deserves
The Creta facelift will now get the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that churns out a good 160 hp. It is expected to be paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. This engine also powers its other brothers like the Alcazar, Verna, and Kia Seltos.
The 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines are some additional options for the new Creta and both of these produce a decent 115 hp.
Hyundai Creta facelift: why is it needed?
When talking about the facelift, it’s important to know what the current car offers to determine whether the upgrade is good or not.
The Creta is already a feature-rich and comfortable SUV, to begin with. Some of the features the current Creta have are a voice-controlled panoramic sunroof, a Bose premium 8-speaker sound system, paddle shifters, a 10.3-inch HD infotainment system, a digital cluster that has inbuilt navigation, drive modes, and standard safety features like 3-point seatbelts, ABS with EBD, 6 airbags, ESC and more.
There is also a dashcam, front foglamps with a rear defogger, puddle lamp with a welcome function, remote engine start with a smart key, air purifier, keyless entry and more in selected variants.
The car also has a good 433 L boot space and ample size legroom and headroom for fully grown adults to sit comfortably.
Now looking at the features, the Creta is perfect right now, also considering the price-to-feature ratio and its value for money. Also, its interior is comfortable and luxurious, feels premium and quite spacious too. So, is the Hyundai Creta facelift needed? Yes. Even though the SUV has everything it needs in terms of features and interiors, where it is bound to get stagnant is the design. See, once you see the same thing for years you will get bored of it, and that’s the case with Creta. The car has been around with almost the same design since 2015 and it is time Hyundai should give its popular kid a proper makeover.
Hyundai Creta facelift: Segment Rivals and launch timeline
The Hyundai Creta facelift will debut in early 2024 and will fight the likes of Honda Elevate, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and more in the segment. The battle will be very hard, and that’s the reason why the Creta facelift is being so rigorously tested. Hope the SUV’s update justifies its hype and popularity in the market.