The Hyundai Creta Facelift will feature, for the first time, a sunroof. It is likely that this new feature will be available only on the top-spec variants. Is this the Honda WR-V effect?
We informed you earlier that Hyundai India will soon launch the updated version of the Creta compact SUV in India. The urban SUV will feature a host of updates with this facelift, both on the outside as well as inside. According to recent spy shots of the test mule of the Hyundai Creta Facelift, it looks like with this update, the compact SUV will get a sunroof feature.
Currently, other than the Honda WR-V, no other compact SUV in India offers a sunroof. For sure, this feature has become one of the major unique selling points of this cross-hatch cum compact SUV. In order to polarize the WR-V customers, Hyundai seems to have taken this move to include a sunroof in the feature list of the Creta Facelift. How well this will work, remains to be seen when the vehicle is launched sometime later this year.
All things considered, it is likely that this new sunroof feature will only make it to the top spec variants. These include the SX+ or the SX (O). Apart from the sunroof, the Hyundai Creat Facelift 2018 will come with a host of other updates as well.
Just like the recent update to the Hyundai i20, the Creta Facelift is likely to get slight alteration on its exterior profile. The front bumper along with the headlamps are going to feature an altered design. The updated Creta might also get Hyundai’s air-curtain feature. Other updates will include new tail-lamps, revised rear bumper and redesigned tail-gate.
Just like all the Facelifts, the Creta 2018’s cabin will remain identical to the current model. The major point of difference is going to be the new touchscreen infotainment system. This unit is the same which we saw on the Grand i10, Xcent and i20 Facelifts. It offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity along with Mirror Linking.
In-line with the latest safety standards, the Hyundai Creta Facelift will come with ABS and Dual-airbags as standard across the range. The range-topping variant will come with up to six airbags.
The engine specification of the Creta Facelift 2018 will remain the same as before. The petrol derivative gets a 1.4-Litre VVT unit. The diesel derivative, on the other hand, comes with a 1.4-Litre or a 1.6-Litre engine. Both manual and automatic transmission options will continue the same as before.
The Hyundai Creta Facelift is likely to launch in India within the first half of 2018. Prices for the Creta Facelift will remain roughly the same as before. Expect them to fall in-between the range of INR 9 Lakh to INR 15 Lakh.
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