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Hyundai Creta Facelift, Verna 2023 - Auto Expo Update

Hyundai today launched the Ioniq 5 EV and showcased the Ioniq 6 electric sedan. The carmaker also showcased the Nexo fuel-cell vehicle once again, conveying their commitment to green mobility and alternative propulsion technologies. However, the 2 high-value cars for the Indian market, which we expected to see at the Auto Expo, were not present at all.

Hyundai Verna 2023, Creta Facelift Update

The carmaker filled up their pavilion with 5 copies of the Ioniq 5, an Alcazar to showcase their Bluelink connected car tech and a Nexo. But the Creta facelift and the new-generation Verna 2023, both of which are ready for an update, were nowhere to be seen at the fair.

Track our complete 2023 Auto Expo coverage at: Auto Expo 2023 – Latest News in Auto Show India

Why Is The Creta Facelift And Verna 2023 Missing From The Auto Expo?

Since the launch of the Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder last year, we have had them in series production for a few months. Even in their honeymoon period, the 2 cars aren’t pulling enough numbers to pose any serious threat to the Creta’s near-monopolistic position in the C-segment SUV space.

Also Read: C-Segment SUV Nov 2022 Cars Sales Analysis – MoM, YoY Change

In the monthly sales figures, the Creta still maintains its monthly sales figure around the 12,000 units to 13,000 units. Meanwhile, Toyota's and Maruti Suzuki's C-segment SUVs - the Hyryder and Grand Vitara - post an average monthly sales figure of around 8,000 units combined.

Since the Creta has nothing to fear right now, Hyundai probably see no reason to give it the mid-life update just yet.

As for the Verna, it has managed to match or beat newer and larger rivals like the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia. The other old rival, Maruti Nexa Ciaz, is also waiting for its generation update, which is not even on the horizon yet. The Honda City is out of the Verna’s league. So, Hyundai probably don’t even see it as a rival.

Here too, the Verna is not seeing its sales decline. So, Hyundai don’t see any urgency to update the Verna and they can stretch the current generation model a little longer.

On a side note, it was equally surprising that the recently-updated Nios facelift and Aura facelift also skipped the Auto Expo 2023 edition. Hyundai recently revealed the designs of both of these cars and opened bookings too.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

8 Comments

  1. v vik says:
    January 11 2023 21:46:11

    Is there any possibility of Alcazar 2023 to be showcased in auto expo

  2. A Abhijit says:
    January 12 2023 15:04:21

    Is there any possibility or launch schedule information for Creta facelift, which you would have heard or discussed un Hyundai pavilion. I am planning to buy Creta facelift and waiting since April 2022.

  3. R Ravindar Singh says:
    January 12 2023 22:05:20

    Is there any possibility of creta facelift in 2023 to be showcased in Auto expo. Plz reply....

  4. S Sandip says:
    January 13 2023 10:08:12

    Abhijit, I am waiting since Nov. 2021 for the Creta Facelift version and was expecting in this expo. Alas!

  5. R RajGuru says:
    January 13 2023 11:44:11

    I am interested to buy Creta, but want to wait till October 2023 when two important updates are made: 1. RDE Norms from April 2023 2. Six Airbags Mandatory from October 2023.

  6. R Rajesh says:
    January 14 2023 10:56:05

    People like me waiting for Creta facelift will divert to other options.

  7. M MANJUNATH G says:
    January 15 2023 12:14:29

    People like me waiting for New generation Verna car facelift what happened sir this year is not show the auto expo in Delhi

  8. S Satishkumar says:
    January 15 2023 21:12:52

    I am also waiting creta since jan-2022 when was launching any idea so please tell me about that....

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