Unveiled in November 2021, the 2022 Hyundai Creta carries a host of updates that should help it fend off the heat from Mahindra XUV700
The Hyundai Creta is in its second generation now and has turned out to be a bigger success than its predecessor. However, the South Korean auto giant will introduce a mid-life facelift of its compact SUV to bring the vehicle back into the limelight that was lost to the arrival of Mahindra XUV700. As has been the case Hyundai, the upcoming facelift won’t be a minor nip and tuck and would instead bring in a majority of updates for the hot-seller. Here are 5 things you must know about the India-bound 2022 Hyundai Creta facelift-
New Tucson-inspired Fascia
The latest generation Hyundai Creta is already a huge upgrade over the first-gen model in terms of aesthetics. But the upcoming facelift takes it a step forward with the Parametric Jewel Pattern Grille similar to the one we’ve seen on the latest-gen Tucson. Even the headlamps will be new as the headlight unit is now merged with the grille and gives the front-end a very fluidic look.
Even the interior will see some revision to infuse some freshness with the cabin. The biggest update here will be the new instrument binnacle that will be borrowed from the Alcazar. It will offer multiple options for the digital instrument cluster and add a touch of premiumness to the cabin.
First Hyundai to Offer ADAS
The refreshed Creta 2022 will also become the first model from Hyundai India to offer ADAS. The top-spec version of the SUV will offer Advanced Driver Assistance System similar to the MG Astor. What this means is that the Creta will get safer with new features such as lane keep assist, auto emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring system.
The refreshed SUV will even come with more features, at least on the higher variants. The new model is expected front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, 360-degree surround view camera and some more additional features compared to the current version.
2022 Hyundai Creta India Launch Date and Price
The 2022 Hyundai Creta facelift was unveiled in November 2021 and it’s already on sale in some of the international markets. Its India-launch, though, is expected to take place only by Diwali this year. The carmaker is yet to be seen testing the updated model in our country and that’s alone enough to understand that the car is at least a few months away from its India debut. Also, the current model is available in a price range of Rs 10.23-17.94 lakh (ex-showroom) but the new model could cost a bit more.