OverdriveJun 18, 2018 16:47:39 IST
The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This price is for the 1.6-litre petrol E variant while the top of the line 1.6-litre diesel SX(O) variant comes in at Rs 15.03 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new Creta is available in six petrol variants (E, E+, SX, SX dual tone, SX AT, SX (O)), two with the 1.4-litre diesel (E+, S) and five with the 1.6-litre diesel (S AT, SX, SX dual tone, SX AT, SX(O)). See the variant-wise feature-list here.
This news was confirmed by OVERDRIVE last week. While bookings for the facelifted Hyundai Creta SUV had been open at various dealerships in the country since the starting of the month, reports suggest that deliveries will begin a week later by the end of May. The facelifted Creta had been spied testing in camouflage earlier this year and finally in undisguised form at dealerships earlier this month. The prices of the new Hyundai Creta variants have seen a 5 to 10 percent hike over that of the previous iteration. The 2018 Hyundai Creta is a cosmetic update to its three-year-old predecessor and will retain the same mechanicals.
So, what's new, you ask? Refreshed styling inside and out, as well as added features including a sunroof option as well as wireless charging for compatible smartphones. The new Creta gets a larger chrome trimmed hexagonal front grille. The front bumper now has new fog lamp housings and a pronounced chin which merges into the front grille. The rear bumpers have also been redesigned while the taillamps have also received a subtle tweak.
New 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels replace the existing design. The is carried over from the previous car with the only change being the addition of the smoother, grey-themed infotainment system from the new Elite i20. Here is a look at the different variants of the upcoming Hyundai.
The facelifted Creta's powertrain options will remain unchanged with the 1.4 diesel (90 PS, 220 Nm), 1.6 diesel (128 PS, 220 Nm) and 1.6 petrol (123 PS, 151 Nm) being carried over. These will be mated to the 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The Hyundai Creta has been a strong seller for Hyundai since its launch three years ago and with this update, Hyundai hopes to sustain its momentum in this segment. Its present competition includes the likes of the Jeep Compass, Renault Captur, Tata Hexa and Mahindra XUV 500 with numerous new entrants expected in the next couple of years.