Here are the first impressions of the facelift version of the Hyundai Creta. Creta is one of the most popular SUVs in our market. It rules the mid-size SUV segment by a mile. The facelift of the current-gen model has been due for quite some time now and we are happy to report that it will grace our shores soon. This Creta has already been showcased in the Indonesian market and will make its way to us most likely in early 2022. Here are the first impressions of the Hyundai Creta in this facelift avatar.
Creta Facelift First Impressions – Exteriors
The exteriors of the updated Creta are in line with the bigger Tucson which is on sale in the international markets. The front is a complete departure from the one we have in our market at the moment. The grille is uniquely designed with integrated LED DRLs, the LED headlamps are located on the bumper below, there are silver accents on the skid plates, the alloy wheels are somewhat similar to the current model, the rear taillamps also resemble the old ones. All in all, apart from the front fascia, the other external bits remain the same.
Interiors and Features
There is not a complete overhaul in the cabin layout either. The steering remains almost the same with audio and connectivity controls, Digital Instrument Cluster, Digital Infotainment Screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Panoramic Sunroof, Bose Music System, Ventilated Front Seats, 6 Airbags, Lane Keep Assist, Connected Car Tech, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Assist, Cruise Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Air Purifier and many other features.
Engines and Transmissions
The Hyundai Creta petrol gets a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 115 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that also produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. The third and the most exciting engine on offer is the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol T-GDI engine that produces 143 PS and 242 Nm and comes with a 7-speed DCT. The prices of the current-gen model range between Rs 10.16 lakh and Rs 17.87 lakh, ex-showroom. We expect the prices of the facelifted version to be slightly higher. The rivals will include the likes of Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor among others.