Facelifted Hyundai Creta Unlikely To Be Launched This Year
One of India’s best-selling SUVs, the Hyundai Creta, is due for an update. Although the facelifted Creta has already been launched in the global market, it won’t be coming to India this year.
New reports suggest that it will be launched in 2024, and it will be different from its Indonesian-spec version. Having said that, it might get a different front facia from the version sold in Indonesia that features a Tucson-like Jewel grille pattern.
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In terms of features, the biggest addition for the new Hyundai Creta will be the 360-degree surround view system, digital driver’s display, probably a floating infotainment, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that will primarily focus on collision avoidance technologies, such as lane keeps assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and much more. Besides, features like connected car technology, panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, auto AC, rear AC vents, ventilated seats, Bose premium sound system, powered driver’s seat, 6-airbags, ESC, etc., are likely to be retained from the ongoing model.
Underneath the hood, the Indian-spec Hyundai Creta facelift is expected to retain the ongoing 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines; however, the 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol mill can be replaced by a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit. The automatic transmission option may differ for each power mill, while the 6-speed manual transmission is expected to be standard.
Considering all the expected changes, the facelifted Hyundai Creta is likely to command a significant premium over the ongoing model, which retails between Rs 10.64 – 18.68 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will continue to go up against the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.