Hyundai Creta is a big success for the brand in India. The mid-size SUV is the best selling model in the segment but it has been around for a while now. The segment will see the arrival of new cars like Honda HR-V and production version of Kia SP soon. To maintain dominance in the segment, Hyundai will launch the facelifted version of Creta in India this year. The car has been caught testing before and here are new pics of the camouflaged 2018 Hyundai Creta.
The test car reveals that there will be LED DRLs, dual-tone alloy wheels, bumper mounted LED DRLs and a chrome beltline under the window. The heavily camouflaged front reveals a very little about the vehicle but it is expected to get a new front grille, a new headlamp cluster and new bumpers.
Earlier, the lower variant of the car caught testing in India and it had a different set of alloy wheels. The rear remains identical to the current version of the car except for a few minute changes. The new Creta’s top-end variant is also expected to get a sunroof, which will attract a lot of buyers.
The interiors of the new Creta will get a lot of changes. The car will get a new dashboard with new touchscreen infotainment system. The new infotainment gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other features are expected to remain more or less same. The SUV is quite loaded and hence, no major changes are expected in the feature list of the vehicle. The Creta gets 6-airbags, ABS and EBD as a safety net too.
The engine options are expected to remain same. The current version of the vehicle is powered by a 1.4-litre diesel, 1.6-litre diesel and a 1.6-litre petrol engine. The power output is expected to remain the same. However, like the new Verna, the 1.6-litre diesel engine is expected to get a revised mapping. This increases the low-end torque that helps a lot during slow-moving traffic situations.
The car is expected to be launched by mid-2018. The prices are expected to remain similar to the current model as the changes are not very drastic. Interestingly, Renault will also launch the facelifted Duster later this year.