The Hyundai Creta has been a success in the Indian market. Since 2015, the carmaker has sold 6 lakh units in India as of 14th June 2021. The car excels due to its bold looks and amazing interiors. Its audience has been eagerly waiting for a facelift variant since its announcement by the company.
The company had launched the facelift variant of Creta in Indonesia in November 2021, and both the interiors and the exteriors have been tweaked in the new facelift variant. The country will experience its launch somewhere in February 2022.
Let’s peek behind the veil and discover what new features we will experience in this new version.
New Front Design
The new 2022 Hyundai Creta is accompanied by a heavy worked front approach, reminiscent of the new Hyundai Tucson. The company provides Hyundai’s new ‘parametric grille’ in the new facelift variant of Creta, which gives this vehicle a sporty appearance. The new parametric grille stretches across the entire front portion and blends in the LED daytime running lamps (DRL). When turned off, the new DRLs have a unique design that camouflages with the grille and resembles itself as a part of the grille. Furthermore, the headlamps have been positioned slightly lower than before and appear a bit more rectangular than the ongoing model.
Sharper End Design
The carmaker has updated the rear end too. The new version gets a new boot lid and sharper-looking taillamps., which much resembles the Russian spec, Creta. In addition to it, the panel connecting the two taillights also gets a new touch with two vertical creases, one on each side. The rear bumper has been tweaked too.
The new Creta facelift further caries the old layout and design of the dashboard of the pre-facelift variant. The company has also loaded some new features, such as the modified digital instrument cluster, which measures 10.25 inches, similar to the setup mounted in the Hyundai Alcazar. The new Hyundai Creta would get a new taste of the Hyundai’s Blueink connected car tech. This new technology accompanies interesting features such as stolen car immobilization, safety features such as stolen vehicle tracking, and valet parking mode.
Furthermore, the new facelift variant gets a touchscreen infotainment system accompanied by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, panoramic sunroof, air purifier, and ambient lighting.
It is worth mentioning that the new facelift Creta introduced the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS). It offers blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assists, autonomous emergency braking. The high-end trim also offers collision avoidance. It is still unclear if the company offers this on the India-spec variant.
In Indonesia, the carmaker would provide:
- A 115 HP of maximum power.
- Maximum torque of 144 NM.
- 1.5 litres engine.
- Four-cylinder petrol engine options either in a CVT automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
However, when it is launched in India, we can expect it also features the 150 HP maximum power, 1.5-liter diesel engine, and 140 HP of maximum power with 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine variants from the current models.
Talking of India, even though the latest variant of the Hyundai Creta was released the previous year, we can expect the entry of the new facelift model in the second half of 2022. The new facelift Hyundai Creta is expected to carry forward most of its features and design upgrades, which are seen in the Indonesian variant.