Hyundai has officially teased the facelift of Creta in the Indonesian market. They have released three new sketches of the upcoming 2022 Creta. There is a picture of the front, rear and interior of the Creta facelift. As of now, we do not know when Hyundai will be bringing the facelift of the Creta in the Indian market considering it was launched last year only.
Creta’s facelift has been spied quite a few times on international roads. The reason for providing a facelift to the Creta so early is that the current design language was polarizing for a lot of people. Some people either loved the design or hated it. Another reason for revamping the design is that now the new face of the Creta falls in line with the rest of the design philosophy that Hyundai is using.
The 2022 Creta’s front is very similar to the international spec Tucson. We can see that Creta uses fewer LEDs than Tucson. This is because Creta sits below the Tucson in Hyundai’s line-up. We can see that the LED Daytime Running Lamps are integrated with the Parametric Jewel’ grille. The LED headlamps are now placed vertically and we expect them to use a projector setup.
On the side, the only major change will be the newly designed alloy wheels. In the sketch, the Creta is finished in a dual-tone colour of Red and Black. At the rear, there are slightly different LED tail lamps and a redesigned bumper.
From the sketch, the interior looks more or less the same as the current generation of Creta. However, we can get some new upholstery designs. Hyundai can add a few more features to the facelift of the Creta such as a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, heads-up display and a 360-degree parking camera. It will continue to offer cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, Bose sound system, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electric adjustment for driver seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
There will also be no change to the engine and gearbox of the Creta. So, it will continue to be offered in three engine options. There will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The naturally aspirated engine produces 115 PS of max power and 144 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. Then there is the turbocharged engine that comes with direct injection. It puts out 140 PS of max power and 242 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to only a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The diesel engine produces 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The prices of Creta start at Rs. 10.16 lakhs ex-showroom and go up to Rs. 17.87 lakhs ex-showroom. If the facelift comes to India then we can expect the prices to increase further. Creta competes against Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.