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2022 Hyundai Creta Facelift rendered: Will rival Kia Seltos

Hyundai launched the Creta last year in the Indian market. Recently, we have already seen spy shots of a facelifted version of the Creta on the international roads. The facelift is expected to launch first in the foreign markets and then it will be launched in the Indian market. So, expect the new facelift to arrive in India in the second half of 2022. Here, we have a rendering of the 2022 Hyundai Creta that has been done by SRK Designs for IAB.

From the spy shots, it seemed like the facelift of the Creta will get some design elements from the Hyundai Tucson that is sold in the international market. So, the artist took the design cues from the Hyundai Tucson and implemented them in the current generation of Creta. The SUV does look quite nice and more modern than the current Creta which is on sale. The design still has that love it/hates it elements but most of the people have now started accepting split headlamp setups.

Up-front we can see an entirely new front fascia that is borrowed from the Tucson that is sold abroad. There are LED Daytime Running Strips that are neatly integrated into the huge cascading grille. It now comes with vertically stacked LED headlamps and a flattish bonnet. The bumper has been redesigned and gets a new air dam and a faux skid plate.

At the side profile, the render stays the same as the current Creta. However, there are some new sharper looking alloy wheels and outside rearview mirrors finished in black. The rear of the SUV has not been rendered by the artist. The rendered facelift of Creta does look quite good and attractive. The current Creta’s design was not liked by everyone. So, it might be possible that Hyundai is updating the front-end design so that it appeals to more people which can help in increasing the sales numbers.

Other changes

No other changes are expected to happen to Creta. The underpinnings, platform, engines and transmissions are expected to stay the same as the current Creta. The cabin design and the features are also expected to stay the same as the current Creta.

So, there will be three engine options. There will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 115 PS of max power and 144 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5-litre diesel engine would produce 115 PS of max power and 242 Nm of peak torque. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol produces 140 PS of max power and 242 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated petrol engine and the diesel engine is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. There is also automatic transmissions available with both engines. The 1.5-litre petrol engine gets a CVT transmission while the diesel engine gets a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Hyundai is known to offer a lot of features with their vehicles and the Creta is no different. It still is one of the most equipped mid-size SUVs that you can buy. So, there should be no major changes to the feature list. However, it might get some features from the upcoming Hyundai Alcazar. So, there could be a heads-up display and a 360-degree parking camera.