Hyundai has officially revealed the Creta Facelift ahead of its launch on January 16. The SUV will debut in India first, followed by other International markets. The carmaker has been dropping hints of the new Creta via teasers and test mules for a few months now. Deliveries of the updated SUV are likely to begin by the end of this month.
Hyundai Creta Facelift – Exterior
Though we have gotten an exact idea of how the Creta facelift would look from the outside via leaked pictures, this is the first time Hyundai has officially released the exterior images of the SUV. The new Creta is said to carry some tweaked design elements which will be exclusive to the Indian Market.
From the front, the Creta facelift’s design will be unique to India only as mentioned before, but it does carry some styling cues similar to the global models of Hyundai. There is a decent mix of chrome, brushed aluminium and a piano-black finish along with LED lighting. The nose is more upright than before giving it a more big guy stance, and now gets 4 inverted L-shaped LED DRLs on the corners, along with an LED light bar above the grille.
Coming to the rear, we get an LED tail light and light bar setup, which is quite similar to the ones in the front and a revised bumper and tailgate design as well. When we combine all this into a single package, we get a good breath of fresh updates of the popular Creta. The side profile remains mostly unchanged except for the new alloy wheel designs which are either 17-inch or 18-inch wheels, depending on the variant.
Hyundai Creta Facelift – Interior
Coming to the inside, we get some new textures and materials for the upholstery and dashboard, depending on the variant. Features have been updated and now include Two 10.25-inch screens, a panoramic sunroof, a Bose sound system, a Level 2 ADAS suite, 360-degree cameras, a blind spot monitoring system, a dual-zone climate control and more.
Hyundai Creta Facelift Powertrain and Rivals
Along with the existing engine options, the Creta facelift will also get the new 160 hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol mill paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic as standard. The updated SUV will come in 7 variants and 7 exterior paint schemes.
Once launched, the facelifted Creta will continue to lock heads with the likes of Grand Vitara, Hyryder, Taigun, Kushaq and Seltos in the Indian market. Creta will likely also face tough competition from the upcoming Tata Curvv in the future, which will get unique Coupe-SUV looks.