Hyundai has pulled the wraps off from the Creta N Line, which is believed to be a sportier iteration of the very popular Creta SUV. The official teasers of the Hyundai Creta N Line were released a few days ago, which gave a hint of what the mild performance-oriented version of the SUV will look like. The SUV will come to India sometime in 2023.
Compared to the i20 N Line based on the regular i20, the Hyundai Creta N Line gets more significant visual changes, especially to its front profile. The new N Line version gets a more aggressive front fascia, comprising of a wider and slimmer dark-chrome grille with sharp-looking inserts which we have already seen in the upcoming Tucson SUV.
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Hyundai Creta N-Line looks sharp
Just above the front grille, which also comes with an N Line badge on its left portion, the fascia gets a sleek and horizontally-laid vent, which adds to the visual appeal of the SUV. While the all-LED headlamps with triple LED projectors and segmented daytime running LEDs have been retained from the regular version of Creta, the front bumper here is all-new with triangular LED fog lamps and a black skid plate.
The side profile of the new Hyundai Creta N Line has also received a couple of minor but noteworthy changes like a new design for the 17-inch alloy wheel and the N Line badge on the front fender. Compared to the current version of the Creta, the new Creta N Line gets a revised rear profile with the omission of black horizontal stripes across the width of the boot lid and the inclusion of new creases beside the LED tail lamps. It also gets N Line signature bits, twin functional exhaust ports and a faux rear diffuser.
The cabin of the Hyundai Creta N Line looks similar to that of the regular version of the Creta in terms of layout and features. However, there are some subtle N Line-specific tweaks, such as N Line badges on the seats, contrast red stitching on seats, steering wheel and gear knob and N Line steering wheel. Apart from that, it retains all the features offered in the top-spec SX(O) variant of the Creta, such as a full-TFT instrument console, an electric sunroof, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless connectivity, wireless charging and ventilated front seats.
Two petrol engine options
The global version of the Hyundai Creta N Line has been launched with two petrol engine options – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder 120 PS turbocharged petrol engine from the Venue and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder 159 PS naturally-aspirated petrol engine from the Alcazar. However, the India-spec version of the SUV might get the 1.4-litre four-cylinder 140 PS turbocharged petrol engine with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox from the currently available Creta turbo-petrol.
Once it gets launched in India, the Hyundai Creta N Line will pose a fresher challenge to the Kia Seltos GT-Line, Volkswagen Taigun GT, Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo 1.5 variant, MG Astor turbo-petrol and Nissan Kicks turbo-petrol.
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