Hyundai Creta SUV: Facelifted model’s launch time frame revealed

Hyundai will launch the facelift version of the Hyundai Creta this year and it has already become one of the most awaited cars of the year. The new Creta will be launched in May 2018, according to a report. The new Creta has been spied quite a few times on the Indian roads. The latest picture of a fully uncamouflaged Creta has been reportedly taken during the ad film shoot of the car that suggests that the launch date is near.

Hyundai Creta SUV: Facelifted model’s launch time frame revealed
Creta Sport shown for representative purposes

The spy image of the new Creta reveals that it looks similar to the China-spec iX25 and not like the car sold in the Brazilian market. The changes include new projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and a new larger grille with a thick dark chrome boundary that is extended to the headlamps. The DRLs are now positioned below the newly shaped fog lamps. The Creta also gets a new faux skid plate. From the side profile, the car looks identical to the current version. However, at the rear, the car gets a slightly reshaped bumper with new twin exhaust tips.

The interiors are expected to remain same as the current version. It may get an all-black interior with contrasting accents around the AC vents. The seat and gear lever stitching may also get contrasting colours to make the interior sportier. The new Creta will offer a sunroof, which will be a new addition to the vehicle. The alloy design has been updated and it will get 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, which have been spied on the test mule. The infotainment system will also become larger. It will be now of 7-inch and will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity too.

The engine options will remain unchanged. There will be a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine that produces a maximum power of 123 Bhp and 151 Nm. There are two diesel engine options too. There is a 1.4-litre unit that produces a maximum power of 89 Bhp – 220 Nm and a larger 1.6-litre unit that produces a maximum of 126 Bhp and 260 Nm. All the engine options get a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines also get a 6-speed automatic option.

Via: OD