Here is the first ever picture of the uncamouflaged Hyundai Creta Facelift, a compact SUV that’ll be launched in India shortly. The facelifted Creta has a brand new grille and bumper design that make it look more like the China-spec iX25 Facelift than the South American version.
Other changes on the front of the SUV include refreshed projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and additional chrome around the grille. Apart from fresh new looks, the Creta Facelift is expected to be feature-rich. Mechanically, it’s likely to be unchanged, with the same set of petrol and turbocharged diesel engines powering it.
The petrol Creta will be powered by a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated engine with 123 Bhp of peak power and 151 Nm of peak torque. This engine will drive the front wheels of the SUV with two transmission options – a 6 speed manual and a 6 speed torque converter automatic.
The SUV will get two diesel engine options, both of them turbocharged. The smaller diesel will be a 1.4 litre unit with 89 Bhp-220 Nm, while the larger diesel will be a 1.6 litre unit with 126 Bhp-260 Nm. Both diesel engines will have a 6 speed manual gearbox as standard while the larger diesel will get a 6 speed torque converter automatic option.
The facelifted Creta will get a key new feature as an option – the sunroof. Sunroofs are very popular among car buyers and by offering this feature on the Creta, Hyundai will raise the desirability quotient of this car by a few notches.
The facelifted Creta could get slightly pricier as the brand now has enough strength to command a significant premium over its rivals – the likes of the Renault Duster and Captur, and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. Now that the uncamouflaged version of the Creta is out, it’s just a matter of time for the official launch.