These images represent a unique case of the updated version of the Hyundai Creta parked alongside the last-gen model. Creta is the most popular SUV in the country by a huge margin. The mid-size SUV segment is completely dominated by it. There have been some speculations about how the updated Creta might look like but these images clear the picture to a large extent. While Creta has received a facelift in the international markets, India is yet to receive it. But these images suggest that the facelift might well be around the corner in our market too. Let us take a look at what the images suggest.
Updated Version Hyundai Creta
This represents how far the evolution of the SUV has come. The one on the right was the last-gen model which had made the Indian buyers fall in love with the SUV, to begin with. It had a unique design as there was no competition back then. It was a good-looking SUV with large proportions and road presence. The one on the left is the latest iteration of the SUV in our market. As is clear from the images, the front end has been completely transformed. This model features the modern split headlamp setup with LED DRLs on the top and main headlights below. The centre holds a large grille with a chrome pattern and sporty bumpers. The alloy wheels design is completely modern as well which tells the difference in the ages of the two SUVs.
On the inside, there is a world of difference as well. The inclusion of a modern large digital touchscreen infotainment system and digital instrument cluster along with redesigned dashboard design and overall layout clearly lets you know which SUV belongs to which time period. The panoramic sunroof is a major point of distinction too. Now, it also has a 7-seat version in the shape of Alcazar. We are expecting the facelifted version of the SUV very soon in our market indeed.
Hyundai Creta comes 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 ranges between Rs 10.16 lakh and Rs 17.87 lakh, ex-showroom.