The Hyundai Creta is easily the most successful compact SUV in its price bracket. It looks stylish, has powerful engines, rides well and feels sufficiently premium. It even got a facelift recently, which makes it look bolder and more modern. However, the owners of the pre-facelift model can give their Creta SUVs a dose of freshness by taking the aftermarket route and installing a new grille and bumper combo. For example, the modified Hyundai Creta you see here has a Jeep-like grille, which lends its front-end a slight resemblance to the Jeep family of vehicles. Interesting, no?
This simple but effective styling modification is being offered by New Delhi-based Sipl Automotives. As you can see in the image above, this Creta gets a new 7-slat grille with chrome highlights around each slat. Even the bumper has been updated and carries custom fog lamps. Other than these two updates, there aren’t any other modifications.
The grille has been priced at Rs. 2,400 and the cost of total modification is Rs. 4,000. It’s worth a mention here that these simple and low-priced custom bits can successfully give the Creta’s front-end an almost new identity. The instantly recognizable Jeep 7-slat grille doesn’t look too odd on this Korean SUV. Additionally, the updated bumper makes the car look slightly sportier.
Like we said, there isn’t any other modification that this Creta carries. The Hyundai Creta has been on sale with three engine options. The entry-level petrol engine displaces 1.6-litre and outputs 121 Bhp and 151 Nm. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and 6-speed automatic gearbox as optional.
The diesel engines on offer include 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre CRDI turbocharged units. The 1.4-litre engine produces 89 Bhp-220 Nm and offers a 6-speed manual gearbox. The larger, 1.6-litre unit produces 126 Bhp-260 Nm. It’s available with 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. Prices of the recently launched Creta Facelift start from Rs. 9.43 lakhs, ex-showroom, New Delhi.