The launch of the Hyundai Creta facelift is uncertain in India but the international market has already received it. Creta is the highest-selling SUV in India in terms of monthly sales for a long time now. Despite facing tough competition from its sibling, the Kia Seltos, Creta has managed to hold its own. Now, the segment is getting heated up with the Mahindra XUV700, Skoda Kushaq, upcoming VW Taigun and MG Astor. Hyundai might wait for the launch of these cars before going for the Creta facelift itself. Until then, we can try and figure out how the facelifted Creta might look like based on the international model.
Hyundai Creta Facelift International Launch
The facelifted Creta has started reaching dealerships in the South-American markets. While the overall design language looks similar to the one on sale currently, there are minute changes to the exterior. These images showcase the facelifted Creta at a showroom. The front grille reminds us of the Alcazar with a similar chrome pattern on the grille. This gives the front-end a blingy appearance which a lot of people find great. The skid plate also highlights the fascia of the mid-size SUV. The headlamp unit remains almost the same. The rear also has a similar overall silhouette to the current model but differentiates itself in the taillamp design a bit. The skid plate is quite prominent at the rear as well. The side profile, roof-mounted spoiler and shark fin antenna are all the things borrowed from the current model. We will have to wait to find out when Hyundai plans to launch the Creta facelift in India.
There are no reasons to believe that Hyundai will temper with the specs even post-facelift. This means that it will come with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 115 PS and 144 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 115 PS and 250 Nm and 1.4-litre turbo petrol with direct injection making 140 PS and 242 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. Both these engines could be mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. The Creta, currently, ranges between Rs 10.16 lakh and Rs 17.87 lakh, ex-showroom. The facelifted Creta might cost a tad bit more.