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Updated Hyundai Creta to offer diesel engine; Caught testing before official launch

Hyundai Creta updated

Hyundai is planning to launch the new Creta with substantial updates next year. Before the new model goes on sale in the Indian market, it was caught testing in South Korea, revealing new details about the upcoming car.

Updated Hyundai Creta to offer diesel engine; Caught testing before official launch

The heavily camouflaged Hyundai Creta spotted during testing indicates that it will remain similar to the current Creta in terms of overall shape and size. The alloy wheels appear to be from the current-generation Hyundai Creta’s mid-level variant. However, a sticker on the side of the vehicle confirms its identity as it says “SU2i,” with the “i” standing for India.

Updated Hyundai Creta to offer diesel engine; Caught testing before official launch

The updated Creta was previously spotted testing on Indian roads earlier this year. Despite being covered in black sheets, keen observers can spot some significant upgrades. One of the most noticeable changes will be the introduction of a new dual-tone alloy wheel design. While the front fascia remains mostly concealed, industry insiders suggest that the Indian variant will feature the brand’s distinctive new parametric jewel pattern grille and vertically stacked LED headlamps on the bumper, similar to its global counterpart.

Updated Hyundai Creta to offer diesel engine; Caught testing before official launch

Moving inside the cabin, the 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift is expected to receive a host of updates and features to provide an even more refined and comfortable driving experience. Among the anticipated upgrades is a digital instrument cluster that will offer drivers a high-tech and futuristic display of vital information.

Updated Hyundai Creta to offer diesel engine; Caught testing before official launch

Additionally, the seats are likely to receive new upholstery, adding a touch of elegance and luxury to the interior. Furthermore, a 4-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster could also be offered in the SUV. Hyundai is also expected to equip the facelifted Creta with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features, further enhancing the safety and convenience of the vehicle.

Will come powered by diesel engine

Despite Nitin Gadkari’s comments on diesel-powered vehicles in India, Hyundai is likely to proceed with the diesel-powered new Creta for the Indian market. Gadkari mentioned yesterday that the government would propose a 10% increase in GST for diesel vehicles. However, he retracted those statements this morning after creating turmoil in the industry.

In terms of powertrain options, Hyundai has decided to retain the reliable and efficient 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines from the current Creta model for the 2024 facelifted version. It is expected that the more powerful 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, which has already been well-received in the new Hyundai Verna, will also be offered in the forthcoming 2024 Hyundai Creta facelift. As for transmission options, the upcoming model will most likely be offered with manual, automatic (CVT), automatic (DCT), and automatic transmission choices.