Hyundai Creta price, Creta facelift launch date, exterior and interior details


Creta facelift gets fresh exterior and interior looks, a new turbo petrol engine and more tech.

Ahead of its January 16 price announcement, Hyundai has finally revealed the Creta facelift. Deliveries for the updated Creta are expected to start by end of this month. The Korean brand has been drip-feeding information about the Creta facelift, which will debut in India first, and then be brought to other international markets.

  1. Creta facelift gets India-specific design tweaks
  2. Gets more tech including ADAS bundle
  3. New 1.5-liter 160hp turbo-petrol added to line-up

Hyundai Creta facelift exterior highlights

While this is the first time Hyundai has officially released the exterior pictures, we had seen what the Creta facelift would look like a few days ago, thanks to a first set of leaked images that had surfaced online. Sources tell us that the Creta facelift’s exterior design has been tweaked keeping Indian customers in focus; Hyundai’s midsize SUV has been one of the most popular SUVs in the country for more than a few years.

Upfront, the Creta facelift’s styling is quite unique for a Hyundai SUV in India but it does get a few familiar design cues seen on Hyundai models internationally. The nose is even more upright than before and gets a decent mix of chrome, brushed aluminum, a piano black finish and LED lighting. Speaking of LED lights, it gets four inverted L-shaped daytime running lamps on the corners, along with an LED light bar that’s placed above the wide grille. The LED light bar setup and rear tail-lamp design resembles the ones upfront, which helps to keep design elements uniform. The rear bumper is new as well and so is the tailgate design – all this combined gives quite a fresh look to Hyundai’s popular SUV. There aren’t many changes seen on the sides save for all-new alloy wheel designs with 17- or 18-inch wheel options depending on the variant.


Hyundai Creta facelift interior and features

Two 10.25-inch screens are the highlight of the updated Creta’s interior and there are also changes to the dash and AC vent design, and new-look textures and materials for the upholstery, depending on the variant. The features list has been updated too, and now includes dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, a Level 2 ADAS suite that is said to have 19 functions, 360-degree cameras, a blind spot monitoring system, among others.

Hyundai Creta facelift: powertrain options

The existing 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, which got upgraded last year to comply with BS6 Phase two norms, will continue as is, with their respective automatic and manual gearbox options. The refreshed Creta will also get the new 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic will be standard with this unit. The updated Creta will be sold in seven trims and seven exterior paint shade options.

Hyundai Creta facelift rivals in India

The Creta facelift will continue to rival the likes of the Seltos, Grand Vitara, Hyryder, Taigun and the Kushaq in our market. In a few months from now, Tata Motors will also enter this segment with all-new Curvv SUV, which will be around the same size as the Creta, but will get unique coupe-SUV looks.



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