Hyundai Creta was launched in 2020 and the facelift is now due. Here is what Tarun Garg had to say about that.
Everybody is expecting the launch of the Hyundai Creta facelift in India. The current-gen version was launched in 2020 making it only 2 years old. However, the competition in the segment has increased manifold since its launch, with products like MG Astor, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq already posting healthy sales figures. Nevertheless, Creta continues to be the segment leader. If it wants to stay at the top, a facelift might be necessary.
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Hyundai Creta Facelift Launch
Speaking to Car Blog India, Tarun Garg, Direction (Sales, Marketing & Service) HMIL reveals the plans of the company regarding the launch of Hyundai Creta. He mentions that it has not been a very long time since the launch of the current-gen model. Also, the company is receiving tons of bookings for the SUV and barely keeping up with the demand. With such popularity of the current model, we might not see the facelift anytime soon. Nevertheless, some international markets have already seen the facelift which makes the eventual launch imminent. We just have to wait to see if it happens in 2022 or 2023.
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The Hyundai Creta comes with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that produces 115 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque, a diesel engine is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that also produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque and an exciting 1.4-litre turbo-petrol T-GDI engine that produces 143 PS and 242 Nm and comes with a 7-speed DCT. The 6-speed manual CVT automatic transmission options are available as well. The prices of the Creta range from Rs 10.44 lakh and Rs 18.18 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Hyundai had recently launched the updated versions of the compact SUV, Venue and its flagship SUV in India, the Tucson. Therefore, its plan to update its lineup is going on. But Tarun Garg is right in saying that the immediate need to bring in the facelifted version of the Creta is not there since the sales of the SUV are consistently high and people are still booking it aplenty. Hence, we will need to wait a bit longer to witness the facelifted Creta in flesh.