The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift was officially unveiled in Brazil in November 2017 at the Sao Paulo Motor Show, followed by the Creta facelift launch in Brazil early this year, with the prices ranging from R$ 69,990 (INR 15 lakh), offering five trims to the top end variant costing R$ 99,490 (INR 21 lakh).
The new Hyundai Creta facelift for Indian market is now also ready for launch and as per the reports of Autocar India, the bookings for the same have opened and the launch is expected to take place this month. The car test mule was spied by Team BHP for the first time while it was out for a TVC shoot and the image reveals the quite evident new grille and the new front.
The Hyundai dealers in Indian market have unofficially started accepting bookings for the 2018 facelift Creta SUV at Rs 25,000 and a few dealers in Delhi, Haryana and Pune are also promising the deliveries of the car by June 2018.
2018 Creta has got various styling cues and improvements in comparison to the ongoing Hyundai Creta and has got a chrome lining surrounding the a larger hexagonal front grille with a thick chrome surround that merges with the revised chunky new front bumper and horizontal fog lamps. The redesigned bumper of the facelift SUV has new design for the fog lamp housings along with a thick black chin which amplifies the SUV look at the front.
Moving to the rear of the vehicle, the 2018 Creta facelift will have tweaked tail-lamps with LED inserts and a thin chrome lining running between the revised tail-lamps. The top-end variant is expected to get a dual-tone exterior paint option.
While there have been many changes, but the biggest addition is that of a sunroof as the revealed by the earlier spy shots which would definitely be a differentiating feature to the new Creta. The sunroof would help the car draw some of the customers who would have rather gone for the Honda WR-V, which also offers a sunroof.
Inside the car, the basic layout has been kept similar to the current Indian Creta, but the facelift version of the Brazilian variant gets an advanced infotainment system that provides compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The same updates and changes are expected to also feature on the India-spec 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift.
While the Latin American facelifted Creta offers a flex-fuel version of the 1.6-litre engine which has been modified to run on both petrol and ethanol, the new Indian Creta is going to carry forward the current set of engines which includes the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The motor of the engine would churn out 130 hp @ 6,300 rpm and 161.81 Nm torque @ 4,850 rpm. Moreover, there is also the 2.0-litre flex-fuel engine on offer by Hyundai in the new Creta which will produce 166 hp @ 6,200 rpm and 201.04 Nm torque @ 4,700 rpm. The transmission options for the car include 6-speed Manual Transmission and Automatic Transmission units with the 1.6l unit while the 2.0l engine will be offered with Automatic Transmission only. Both the engines will be coming only with FWD system.
In the Indian market, 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift will continue to be follow the same set of engines as has been going on the current variant. The price too is going to be more or less the same as before.