Hyundai is reportedly developing a facelifted version of the Creta SUV specifically tailored for the Indian market, which is anticipated to be launched towards the end of 2023 or in the first quarter of 2024.
Alongside this updated Creta, Hyundai is also planning to release a sportier N-Line version of the SUV as per ACI, which will feature visual enhancements and minor mechanical changes, much like the i20 N-Line and Venue N-Line. The Hyundai Creta N-Line is likely to have a few design modifications on the exterior and interior, following the pattern of the i20 N-Line and Venue N-Line.
On the outside, the N-Line variant will sport a unique bumper, grille inserts, and red and gloss black accents all around, along with 17-inch machined alloy wheels and N-Line badges on the front grille, fenders, and boot lid. The Creta N-Line’s interior layout will be similar to that of the standard version, but with contrast red stitching, aluminium pedals, and an all-black theme.
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The upcoming Creta facelift is set to receive significant enhancements, particularly in its features. Among its notable highlights is the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which has been tailored for India.
The upcoming Creta facelift will showcase a new design language with the introduction of the parametric-style grille. Furthermore, the mid-size SUV will feature integrated DRLs within the grille, adding to its aesthetic appeal.
Updated and sportier cabin
Additionally, the Creta N-Line might feature a different multi-functional steering wheel and gear lever to add more exclusivity. The Hyundai Creta N-Line will likely only be offered with the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which also powers the Verna and Alcazar.
The engine is expected to deliver 160 PS of maximum power and 253 Nm of maximum torque. As with other N-Line models, mild adjustments to the suspension, steering, and exhaust systems are possible for the Creta N-Line. The Hyundai Creta N-Line will compete with the Volkswagen Taigun GT, Skoda Kushaq 1.5, and MG Astor Turbo, and also the GT-Line version of the facelifted Kia Seltos, which might receive the Creta N-Line’s engine and transmission.
Before the launch of the Creta N-Line, Hyundai is preparing to introduce its next major release, the Exter micro-SUV, which will compete with the Tata Punch and Citroen C3. The new Hyundai Exter will be positioned beneath the Venue, featuring SUV-inspired styling and a hatchback’s footprint. The Exter is expected to be launched with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine options.
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