Hyundai Creta facelift leaked before official launch in 2022

It is now well-known that Hyundai is prepping up for unveiling the first facelift of the second generation Creta, and the first official sketches released by the company have already confirmed the development. However, the first full-blown image of the facelifted Hyundai Creta has leaked, and as expected, the popular SUV now follows the company’s latest design language, much like the Tucson sold overseas.

Hyundai Creta facelift leaked before official launch in 2022

As per an image released by an Instagram handle @cruise_control_21, the new Hyundai Creta now wears a much more aggressive front fascia. The entire front fascia looks much inspired by the global-spec Hyundai Tucson, which will arrive in India sometime in 2022. The new front grille looks bigger and sharper than the current version, with an array of daytime running LEDs that are integrated into the pattern of the grille and look like its part. The split headlamp assembly of the Creta is sharper than before too and is positioned lower than before.

Design inspired by new Tucson

The leaked image of the Hyundai Creta shows a part of the side profile as well, which looks more or less the same as the currently available version of the SUV. The wheel arches are mildly redesigned, the A-pillar continues to be blacked out and the slim body cladding over wheel arches continue to be present as well.

The absence of roof rails and silver-finished wheel caps in place of alloy wheels suggest that it is a mid-spec variant. The rear profile of the facelifted Creta is not visible in this image. However, going by the official sketches released by Hyundai, it will get the same changes to the tail lamp and boot lid as the one received by the Russia-spec Creta, which was released this year only.

While the interiors of the Hyundai Creta to are not evident from the image leaked, expect the midsize SUV to get a slew of features like an updated full configurable TFT instrument console from the Alcazar, a new colour scheme for the upholstery, 360-degree parking camera and a couple of other possible features. In addition, it might also get the range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS0, like its recent competitor in India, the MG Astor, has received.

This facelifted Hyundai Creta will arrive in the Indian car market sometime in the second half of 2022 and might see no change to its powertrain lineup, which includes 1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo-petrol options.

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