Though Hyundai is ruling the Rs 11-15 lakh SUV segment in India, they are all set to launch a face-lift of the Creta to make sure newer rivals, from the upcoming Kia SP to the Honda HR-V, are challenged well in terms of all-round packaging. The updated mid spec Creta was caught on test by our reader Ashwin Selva in Chennai (Porur to be exact) and here are the details.
New 2018 Hyundai Creta
The facelifted Creta gets minor changes on the outside but these are subtle. The headlamps are updated and the grille (with cascading effect) and bumpers are all new. The mid spec S versions get slightly different alloy wheels as well, as seen in the images. We are told even the top end SX (O) and SX Plus get a new black treatment for the diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear of the new 2018 Creta is more or less same with minor revisions to the bumper.
The interiors of the new 2018 Hyundai Creta will have updated versions of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with minor additions to the feature list. The Creta is already a well packaged product and hence, no major revisions on this front.
The 2018 Creta will carry forward the same engine options which will include the 1.4 diesel, 1.6 petrol and 1.6 diesel. Like the new 2017 Verna, the 1.6 diesel unit will get revised mapping to offer the same torque at lower engine revs which will help drivers during slow speed driving and city commutes.
The Creta will complete three years in India in 2018 and the new face-lifted version is expected to keep things alive in the segment. Pricing will start from approximately Rs 9.3 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 9.9 lakh for the diesel line-up, ex-showroom Delhi.