The recently launched mid-life update for the Hyundai Creta brings several new features and a mild aesthetic makeover for India’s largest selling compact SUV.
The Hyundai Creta, in its current iteration now offers features such as an electric sunroof, wireless charging along with electrically operated driver’s seat. These features are usually seen on vehicles placed several segments above.
With the mid-life update, the Creta has gone slightly expensive but at the same time offers comparatively a lot more than what it previously did.
Interested in buying a Creta for yourself? Want to know everything about it before you make the decision?
Here is our report bringing you everything that you need to know about this vehicle!
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Price In India
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|
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Engine 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.
Hyundai Creta 2018 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.
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Dimensions
|Overall Length||4270 mm|
|Overall Width||1780 mm|
|Overall Height||1630 mm|
|Ground Clearance||190 mm|
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Features
As mentioned before the new Creta comes with a wide array of features with this update in addition to the ones it already had. For instance, it came with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control, adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, push-button start-stop among the others.
With the update, the Creta now comes with additional features such as an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, an electric sun-roof and wireless charging to name a few.
- Smart Key Band for advanced connectivity
- 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
- Electric Sunroof
- Wireless Charger
- Cruise Control
- Smart Key
- LED positioning
- Hill Assist
- New Cascading Grille as a standard fitting across all variants
- shark fin antenna
- Skid Plate
- New 17-inch alloys
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Safety Features
Hyundai cars have always been a step ahead when it comes to offering segment-leading safety standards. As standard, the Creta comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD along with reverse parking sensors.
Higher variants offer up to 6 airbags along with ISOFIX child seat mounts.
- Dual-Front Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Reverse Parking Sensors
Hyundai Creta 2018 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.
Hyundai Creta 2018 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.
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Variants
The new Creta is available in a total of 6 variants. These are E, E+, S, SX, SX (Dual-Tone) and SX (O). Out of these, the petrol variant is only available in the E, E+, SX, SX (Dual-Tone), SX (AT) and the SX (O) trim.
The 1.4-litre diesel engine is only available on the E+ and S trim. While the 1.6-litre diesel engine is available on the S (AT), SX, SX (Dual Tone), SX (AT) and SX (O).
- SX (Dual Tone)
- SX (O)
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Colours
The current spec Hyundai Creta retails in India for a total of 7 single shade colours and two dual-tone colour shades. The former are orange, white, silver, Red, Grey, Blue and Black. The latter is white and black along with orange and black.
- White and Black
- Orange and Black
Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Competition
As mentioned before, the prices for the Hyundai Creta fall in the range of INR 9.43 lakh to INR 15.03 Lakh. With this, it competes with the likes of other compact SUVs on the market. These are Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Renault Capture and Jeep Compass.
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Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift- Specification Sheet
|Price||INR 9.43 Lakh to INR 15.03 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel / Diesel|
|Engine||1.6-litre / 1.4-litre / 1.6-litre|
|Power||121 BHP / 89 bhp / 126 bhp|
|Torque||154 Nm / 224 Nm / 265 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT or 6-speed AT / 6-speed MT / 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT|
|Mileage||14 km/l To 22 Km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|