We already know that Hyundai is all set to launch the 2018 Creta facelift in the Indian market soon. The units of the SUV have already started reaching the authorized dealerships in the country and have been spied recently. This indicates towards a recent launch of the Creta SUV in India. Also, the brochure of the upcoming Hyundai Creta got leaked on the internet all the details related to the designing, features and powertrain of the car.
However, the official advanced bookings have not yet commenced but the unofficial bookings for the 2018 Hyundai Creta has already begun at the Hyundai dealerships for a refundable amount ranging between Rs 11,000 to Rs 51,000 and according to the dealers, the deliveries of the updated SUV will begin from the last week of May. Though the pricing details have not been revealed yet, but it is expected to be priced between Rs 9.30 lakh and Rs 14.00 lakh as the outgoing model is priced between Rs 9.29 lakh and Rs 13.03 lakh ex-showroom, India.
The updated features at the exterior of the 2018 Hyundai Creta includes an updated 'cascading' grille, new projector headlamp design laced with chrome, a different fog lamp housing and new dual-tone machine-cut 17-inch alloy wheels while the rear remains largely unchanged except for the re-arrangement inside the tail lamps and slightly reworked bumper. Also, the new SUV units sans camouflage confirm that it will feature a nip and tuck in line with Creta's Brazilian version. The interior too gets updates including some minor tweaks like air-con vents with bright metallic paint finish and new seat fabrics and dual tone interior trim, while the higher variants are now expected to feature cruise control, power adjustable driver seat and the most prominent feature - an electric sunroof.
Mechanically, the upcoming Creta SUV will come powered by the same 1.4-litre diesel engine with 90 hp, 1.6-litre petrol engine producing 123 hp and 1.6-litre diesel engine generating 128 hp with manual and automatic transmission options. Hyundai Creta will be offered in mono-tone and dual-tone color options. While the monotone options will be White, Passion Orange, Black, Silver, Stardust, Marina Blue and Fire Red, the dual-tone colors will include White with black, and Orange with black.
Along with the Creta E, E+, S and SX trim, this time Hyundai will also introduce a fully-loaded petrol SX (O) variant of the Creta in the country for the first time. This is the result of the narrowing gap in retail fuel prices of petrol and diesel leading to the petrol-powered cars becoming a more attractive package despite not being as fuel-efficient as their diesel counterparts.
Hyundai stepped into the mass-market SUV segment with Creta in July 2015 and this year the SUV will see its first minor makeover. When launched, the 2018 Hyundai Creta will take against the likes of the Renault Captur, Renault Duster and Jeep Compass in India. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for the launch updates of the 2018 Hyundai Creta.