We all know that Hyundai is preparing to launch the 2018 Creta in the country and the South Korean automaker has been testing the compact SUV for quite some time now. The upcoming Hyundai Creta has already been spied testing in the country several times earlier as well but what’s new this time is that the compact SUV has been spied testing partially camouflaged revealing the sunroof at the top. However, the South Korean automaker is yet to reveal, which variant of the car will receive the sunroof, but we expect the SX+ and SX (O) to get this feature.
In terms of design, the 2018 Creta will be seen with new front and rear bumper designs, a cascading front grille, a new sunroof and diamond cut alloy wheels. LED lamps and fog lamps that sit flush within the newly designed air dams will be other highlights at the exterior along with a new dual exhaust set up is seen with fresh LED tail lamps at the rear while the side profile of the vehicle remains the same as the outgoing model.
At the inside, the upcoming Hyundai Creta is expected to offer a new cabin borrowed from one of Hyundai’s best-sellers Verna sedan. A dual tone dashboard, a multifunction steering wheel, 7” touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, MP3 player, Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also among its connectivity features. In terms of space, the cabin will be same as the current model while the seat and upholstery materials will come with updated and premium quality materials.
Mechanically, the next-gen compact SUV by Hyundai is expected to come with the same powertrain options. The compact SUV will continue to be powered by a 1.6 liter petrol engine producing 122 bhp of maximum power and 151 Nm torque. It also gets 1.4 and 1.6 liter turbocharged diesel engines churning out 89 bhp and 220 Nm torque and 126 bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque respectively. All the engines are currently mated to 6 speed manual or automatic gearbox options.
Launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has been on sale in India for the past three years. Hence, it’s high time that the manufacturer introduces a facelift in the country. In terms of pricing, the current Hyundai Creta price ranges from Rs 9.29 lakhs to Rs 14.67 lakhs (ex-showroom, India) and for the upcoming facelift, we can expect the prices to be somewhere around Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
However, the launch details are still under the cover for the 2018 Hyundai Creta but according to the reports, we can expect it to be launched in the second half of 2018. When launched in India, the Hyundai Creta Facelift will take against the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross for the entry level variants and the likes of Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and Renault Captur for the top end variants. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the 2018 Hyundai Creta.