The 2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift comes as a breath of fresh air for India’s largest selling mid-size compact SUV. It features minor cosmetic updates along with a host of additions to its equipment list as well. Not only this but now this vehicle is slightly expensive than the outgoing model.
The 2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift improves an already perfect formula for a mid-size compact urban SUV. Leading the charge in its segment, the Hyundai Creta gets even more desirable with its cosmetic updates. And, also, a bit more potent considering the additions which were done to its onboard equipment list. Some of them are now the segment’s first. For instance the electronic driver’s seat adjustment and the electronic sunroof. It continues to come with the same set of engines. A 1.6-litre petrol and a choice between a 1.4-litre and a 1.6-litre diesel unit. Furthermore, the buyer has the liberty to choose between a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox across all these variants. Safety features on the top-end trim now include 6-airbags, which again is a segment first. However. this all comes with a slightly expensive price tag than before.
A few months ago, Hyundai India launched a slightly updated Creta in the market. While this revision didn’t bring any sort of major changes, it did sport some updated features and came with new variants. It is a really important model for the popular Korean auto giant and the carmaker will be seen trying really hard to maintain the segment-leading sales figures.
The facelift brings in some styling changes, new features, and updated engines. The front-end looks considerably different and hence, a lot fresher. The front of the car gets a revised set of headlights. The bumper is new. However, the biggest change comes in the form of the new front grille that boasts the cascading effect design. This brings this SUV in line with the latest models from the South Korea-based car company. The headlights no longer have LED DRLs as the latter have been moved to the fog-lamp enclosures.
The side profile doesn’t get any change except for the introduction of a set of new design alloys. The rear-end gets really minor changes in the form of an updated bumper and re-profiled taillights.
While it was being said that the 2018 Creta facelift will offer a mild-hybrid technology, it doesn’t seem possible anymore. We say this owing to the withdrawal of subsidy and the higher tax on mild hybrids. In fact, speaking to media during the new Verna drive, Hyundai clearly mentioned it had to ditch the idea of a mild hybrid mechanism for the Verna Diesel owing to the above changes in policy. On the inside, this facelift offers a black theme. The new black leather upholstery is complemented by red stitching on the seats and gear lever cover. There will be red accents near the aircon vents. The dashboard also gets a slightly revised centre console with new knobs and buttons and a new infotainment unit with a touchscreen interface. The new system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For India, the 2018 facelift version of this compact SUV will offer the same engine options as the current model. However, these engines will be updated to offer slightly better performance and mileage. In China, the new iteration of this vehicle has gone on sale with a new 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that outputs 120 BHP and 211 Nm. There are tough chances of this engine coming to India.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launch Date
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Hyundai Creta Facelift||21st May 2018|
The 2018 Creta was launched in India on the 21st of May 2018.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Price
The prices for the mid-life facelift iteration of this compact SUV are slightly higher than the model that it replaces. The base petrol variant is now going to cost INR 9.43 lakhs. While the top of the line trim is going to retail at a price of INR 15.03 lakhs (ex-showroom).
|Model||Engine||Variant||GST Ex-Showroom Price (Delhi)|
|SX Dual Tone||1,243,934|
|1.6 DSL||S AT||1,319,934|
|SX Dual Tone||1,373,934|
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Images
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.6 L Petrol||1.4L/1.6 L Diesel|
|Power||121 BHP||89 bhp/126 bhp|
|Torque||154 Nm||224 Nm/265 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed MT/6-speed AT||6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT|
For India, the Creta facelift 2018 will offer the same engine options as the current car. This means that the petrol model will have a 1.6-litre dual VTVT four-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power output of 121 BHP and a peak torque of 151 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. This is the same engine that also powers the Verna.
The Creta offers two CRDI turbocharged Diesel engines – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre. The smaller of these two engines outputs a maximum power of 126 BHP and a peak torque of 220 Nm. The bigger of the two engines produces a maximum power of 126 BHP and a peak torque of 259 Nm. While the 1.4-litre Diesel engine comes mated to a six-speed Manual Transmission, the 1.6-litre Diesel engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and a six-speed automatic unit as optional.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Variants
The new Creta is available in a total of 13 variants. These are
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Features
- Smart Key Band for advanced connectivity
- 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
- Electric Sunroof
- Wireless Charger
- Cruise Control
- Smart Key
- LED positioning
- Dual Airbags and ABS as standard fitting across all variants
- Hill Assist
- New Cascading Grille as a standard fitting across all variants
- shark fin antenna
- Skid Plate
- New 17-inch alloys
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Mileage
|Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT Petrol Manual/ Auto||14-15 KMPL/13-14 KMPL|
|Hyundai Creta 1.4 CRDI Diesel Manual Transmission||21-22 KMPL|
|Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI Diesel Manual Transmission||19-20 KMPL|
|Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI Diesel Automatic Transmission||17-18 KMPL|
We are hoping for a minor increase in the overall ARAI-claimed mileage figures of this compact SUV. The small increase in mileage will be courtesy of the re-tuned engines. The Diesel engine with manual transmission is likely to offer a max. the average mileage of 17 KMPL in real-world driving conditions.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Exterior Design
The biggest highlight of this vehicle with this facelift is the exterior design. The new grille, which is bigger, follows Hyundai’s cascade effect design out of the grille. The bumper is also new. Furthermore, the vertical fog lamp units have been replaced by horizontal fog lamps. The Creta facelift for India could feature a similar look. However, it is sure to get the new grille with the ‘cascading’ design to bring the car more in line with the new models.
At the back, it features subtle changes to the tail lights. They get different detailing with the turn indicators and reverse lights now placed below the main stop lamps. Like the front, the rear bumper is new with a silver finish faux skid plate and new reflector units. Overall, changes made to the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift will not be very drastic but will bring the exterior in line with Hyundai’s current design language.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Interior Design
Changes made to the cabin are rather minimal in nature. While much of the interior remains much the same. However, they are in all-black theme with the upholstery getting red stitches on seats and gear lever cover. Hyundai will give the car a new bigger touchscreen interface for the infotainment system. There are some red accents around the aircon vents. Also, the centre stash gets a new layout that will have a new layout and buttons and knobs for the controls.
It already boasts a strong list of features. Additions might include a sunroof, new alloy wheels, etc. It will also get new tail lights. Hyundai might consider adding some LED detailing to them.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Dimensions
|Overall Length||4270 mm|
|Overall Width||1780 mm|
|Overall Height||1630 mm|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm|
Hyundai Creta (Current Model)
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