New Hyundai Creta compact SUV’s Facelift spotted testing

Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular mid-size SUV in the segment. It has been present in the market for a very long time and last year, Hyundai had launched an all-new generation Creta. It competes with cars like Kia Seltos, MG Hector, Tata Harrier in the segment. It is currently the best selling SUV in the segment and it looks like Hyundai will soon be launching a facelift for this SUV. A prototype of a Hyundai SUV that seems like Hyundai Creta facelift was recently spotted testing and images of the same were also shared on ACI.

The picture shows a fully camouflaged SUV that resembles a lot with the current generation Hyundai Creta. From the spy pictures, it looks like Hyundai will be offering a different front fascia to Creta. The  front end is expected to get some changes. Position of the headlights will remain the same but, the overall design looks slightly different. The grille at the front is also expected to be revised.

The spy pictures do not show the rear profile of the Creta. It is not known whether Hyundai will make any changes at the rear just like the front. The alloy wheels on the test vehicle is also different from what we have seen in India. The alloy wheels might remain the same as it could be a country specific design. According to reports, Hyundai might make some changes to the interior of the Creta facelift. Hyundai might receive autonomous driving technology in future.

Other update that Creta is expected receive is in terms of engine. It is expected to be offered with mild-hybrid technology as well. Other than that, it will get both petrol and diesel engine options with variety of transmission options. Hyundai is currently testing the facelift and the updated version of the SUV is expected to launched some time next year in international markets. As Creta is a popular SUV in India, Hyundai won’t shy away from launching it in India. However, exact launch timeline for India is currently not known

Coming to Creta, Hyundai offers Creta with three engine options. There is a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine option. The 1.5 petrol engine generates 115 Ps and 144 Nm of torque. This engine is available with manual and CVT gearbox. The 1.5 diesel engine generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is also available with manual and automatic gearbox. The 1.4 turbo petrol version generates 140 Ps and 242 Nm of torque and comes with a 7-speed DCT gearbox as standard.

Hyundai is also working on a 6 or 7-seater SUV name Alcazar. The launch of Alcazar has been pushed ahead due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Hyundai is now planning to launch Alcazar sometime next month. Hyundai has made some changes to the SUV. Wheelbase is longer, it gets a different tail light, revised interiors and so on. Alcazar is also powered by a 2.0 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engine option. Hyundai is also working on a micro SUV (codename- AX1) and it is expected to be launched in the market next year.