Hyundai is only days away from launching the facelifted Creta compact SUV in the Indian market. The new Creta will have a range of changes, both on the outside and the inside. As for the styling, the facelifted Hyundai Creta gets a new front grille, a new bumper and fog lamp housings. The front end looks a lot more aggressive than the present model, and that’s something a lot of Creta buyers will look forward to. The rear sees slighter changes, with a new bumper and a revised hatch lid that now sees the number plate getting attached to it. Another prominent feature is the inclusion of a sunroof, another feature that is expected to be very popular with buyers.
The facelifted Hyundai Creta will remain mechanically similar to the present version. This means, it’ll be offered with two diesel engines and one petrol engine. The petrol engine will sit at the bottom of the Creta range. The petrol motor is a 1.6 litre unit that produces 121 Bhp of peak power and 151 Nm of peak torque. A 6 speed manual gearbox comes standard while the engine also gets a 6 speed, torque converter automatic gearbox as an option. As for the diesel engine, the smaller unit displaces 1.4 litre, and makes 89 Bhp-220 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox is offered as standard with this engine.
The larger diesel engine – a 1.6 litre unit – gets 126 Bhp-260 Nm outputs, and gets 6 speed manual and automatic gearbox options. While Hyundai does offer an all wheel drive system on the Creta sold abroad, the one sold in India will continue to be front wheel driven. Twin airbags and ABS will be standard across the Creta variants. The top-end trim will offer a full complement of 6 airbags. Hyundai is likely to price the facelifted Creta quite competitively, with base variant prices starting from under Rs. 9.5 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. Dealers have already started accepting bookings for the facelifted Creta. Deliveries will start from the day of the launch.