Just last week, Hyundai launched the facelifted Creta compact SUV in India. Now, the South Korean automaker has gone to town, promoting its latest offering in a big way. The TVC of the Creta Facelift has been released, and is already playing on television sets across the country. The TVC shows the various new features that the facelifted Creta packs in, apart from the design changes. Here, watch it for yourself.
As the TVC indicates, the Creta Facelift now gets a smartband key that we first saw on the Tata Nexon. The SUV now looks a lot bolder, with a waterfall grille, which is soon becoming a staple across Hyundai SUVs. Other stylistic changes include tweaked bumpers, day time running LEDs and cornering lights, revised alloy wheel design and integrated roof rails. There are scuff plates for both the front and rear bumpers.
On the inside, there are significant changes as well. There’s an electric sunroof, which is likely to be extremely popular among buyers. Wireless charging now makes it to the mass market through the Creta Facelift. Mechanically, the Creta remains unchanged. It’s offered with both petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic gearboxes. The Creta continues to be a front wheel driven SUV.
As for the engines, the entry-level petrol motor is a 1.6 litre VTVT unit with 121 Bhp and 151 Nm. This engine is offered with 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. The diesel engines include 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre CRDI turbocharged units. The 1.4 litre motor makes 89 Bhp-220 Nm and is offered with a 6 speed manual gearbox. The larger, 1.6 litre unit produces a class leading 126 Bhp-260 Nm, and is sold with 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. As for pricing, the Creta Facelift starts from Rs. 9.43 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. Compared to the outgoing model, prices have been revised upwards. The Creta is currently India’s best selling compact SUV and the recent facelift will ensure that the compact SUV remains there.