We bring to you our detailed review of the 2024 Hyundai Creta facelift. The Korean company has introduced the most popular mid-size SUV in the country in a facelift avatar. It features several updates, such as an exterior design influenced by Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ philosophy, a fresh cabin and dashboard layout, the introduction of Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) functions, a revamped rear profile, and the option to have the new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine. Let us take a look at the details of our experience with the insanely popular mid-size SUV.
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2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Review – Driving Impressions
We have the 1.5-litre turbo petrol variant with the 7-speed DCT gearbox. This turbo variant benefits from a stiff suspension which ensures great handling, especially around the corners at high speed. The DCT works well to lend spirited driving dynamics. We specifically enjoyed the ADAS functions on a well-marked highway. There are disc brakes on all four wheels and the braking performance is certainly impressive. The steering feedback is adequate and it gains decent weight at high speeds. Even the body roll is well contained due to the stiff suspension. The throttle responses are discernible in various drive and traction modes. All in all, if you are a driving enthusiast, this variant should be on your radar.
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2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Specs
The new Creta offers a range of engine and transmission options to cater to different preferences. You can opt for a 1.5-litre petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. For driving enthusiasts, the preferred choice is the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, already featured in the new Verna. These engines vary in power and torque: 115 PS / 144 Nm, 115 PS / 250 Nm, and 160 PS / 253 Nm. Depending on the model, you have the flexibility to select a 6-speed manual, IVT (CVT automatic), or a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. The official ARAI mileage figures range from 17.4 kmpl for the 1.5-litre petrol to 21.8 kmpl for the diesel. The turbo petrol model with the DCT gearbox offers a decent fuel economy of 18.4 kmpl.
|Hyundai Creta Facelift
|1.5L (P), 1.5L (Turbo Petrol), 1.5L (Diesel)
|115 PS / 160 PS / 115 PS
|144 Nm / 253 Nm / 250 Nm
|6MT, iMT CVT, 7DCT
|17.4 kmpl – 21.8 kmpl
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2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift Prices
The prices for the 2024 Hyundai Creta facelift range between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom. The breakdown depending on the powertrains is as follows:
|Hyundai Creta (1.5 MPi)
|Hyundai Creta (1.5 T-GDi)
|Hyundai Creta (1.5 CRDi)
|Rs 11 lakh
|Rs 20 lakh
|Rs 12.45 lakh
|Rs 18.70 lakh
|Rs 20 lakh
|Rs 20 lakh
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We had the top-of-the-line Creta with the 1.5-litre turbo petrol mill. On the outside, there are tons of updates in comparison to the outgoing model. At the front, you’ll notice a sleek LED light bar merging into stylized LED Daytime Running Lights on both sides. The expansive grille, adorned with dark chrome, is accompanied by quad-LED headlamps on either side. The updated model features sturdy skid plates and a sporty bumper. On the sides, it flaunts adventurous side skirtings and a fresh set of alloy wheels. The side profile closely resembles the current model. Moving to the rear, a connected LED taillamp unit with a distinctive design and a robust skid plate stands out. Additionally, there’s a high-mount stop lamp, a shark fin antenna, and a roof-mounted spoiler with roof rails.
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Interior and Features
The list of features on the inside is an expansive as it gets. We would like to highlight some of the top amenities on offer with the new Creta facelift:
- Dual connected 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster & infotainment display
- Flat-Bottom 4-Spoke Steering Wheel with Satin Silver Finish
- Level 2 ADAS Active Safety – Hyundai SmartSense with 19 features
- Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Blind Spot Monitoring and 360-degree Camera
- Ventilated Front Seats
- 8-Way Powered Driver’s Seat
- 6 Airbags as standard
- Voice-enabled Panoramic Sunroof
- Tucson-Inspired Cluster Layout with 4 Modes
- 64-Colour Ambient Lighting with touch-based AC Controller Unit
- New Handrest Design with Slider Function
- New Gear Shifter Design
- New Storage Integrated with AC Vents
- Half Vent – Half Crystal Polished Passenger-side Dashboard
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The new Creta has arrived with a lot of expectations and promises. Looking at the features list, it seems like the Korean giant has left no stone unturned when it comes to offering the latest tech, safety, connectivity and convenience features. Also, the pricing is at par with its sibling, the Kia Seltos and other rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. Still, these are introductory prices and will go up after some time. Hyundai has already sold 9.80 lakh units of the Creta since 2015. It will be interesting to now see how well the audiences receive it this time around.