Faceifted Hyundai Creta: What it could look like

Hyundai has already started working on a facelift of the Creta. The 2022 Creta was spotted on international roads wearing camouflage. The changes that will be made to the SUV are expected to be cosmetic only. Here, we have the first renders that have been done by KDesign. The artist has worked on the front and the rear of the new version of the Creta.

Up-front we can see a new face that goes in line with the new models that are currently launching in the international markets. It gets a different front bumper and a new headlamp setup.  It still is a split headlamp setup. So, the LED Daytime Running Lamp sits above while the main headlight units sit in the bumper.

The LED Daytime Running Lamp now comprises of two parts. There is an individual angular strip and two vertical strips of Daytime Running Lamp that is in the main headlamp unit. The headlamp unit itself now comprises two projector setups which are also expected to be LEDs. There is also a new grille that sits between the two headlamps. The front fascia has been inspired by the new generation of Hyundai Santa Fe which is not on sale in our country.

At the side profile, it gets dual-tone newly designed alloy wheels. The rest of the body lines and the stance of the SUV remains the same as the current Creta. So, there are muscular wheel arches with plastic cladding, roof rails and a shark-fin antenna.

The rear has also been entirely redone. The artist has used the LED tail lamp design from the new-gen i20. So, they are Z-shaped and has a light bar that connects both the tail lamps. There is a Hyundai badge in the centre of the tailgate and the ‘CRETA’ spelt out below the badge.

The rear bumper is now more aggressive with a different much wider skid plate and twin reflector strips placed at the end of the bumpers. It is important to note that all of this is just an imagination of an artist and the final product will look different.

Hyundai launched the Creta last year and it has been an incredibly successful product. They launched Creta first in China and other countries so they would do the same with the facelifted Creta. The facelift of the Creta is expected to launch early next year or late this year in the international market. The facelift could arrive in India in the second half of 2022.

The changes on the facelifted Creta is expected to be only cosmetic. So, the interior is expected to stay largely the same. The engine and transmission options would also stay the same as the current Creta. So, there would be a naturally aspirated petrol engine, a diesel engine and a turbo petrol engine.  The platform would also stay the same as the current Creta. However, with the update, the price of Creta would increase. It is not yet known by how much the price will increase as of now.