Hyundai Creta facelift may go on sale in India by early 2018

May 03, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The facelift version of the Creta, an urban SUV from Hyundai India will be launched after the next generation Verna.
Introduced in July 2015, the Hyundai Creta is a global version of the Hyundai ix25 for Chinese market. According to car news from Autocar India, Hyundai India seems to be working on updating this popular SUV to prepare for its launch next year.
 
Hyundai Creta facelift
The Hyundai Creta is a global version of the Hyundai ix25 for Chinese market. 

Like the Hyundai Grand i10 and the Hyundai Xcent facelift, the new Creta will feature the Cascading grille – the signature of Hyundai’s latest models. In addition, the SUV will also have a revised headlight cluster, taillight cluster, fog lamps and a new alloy wheel design.

It seems that Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is trying to borrow production plan from Brazil and share it with spare parts vendors to shorten the launch time of the car.
 
Hyundai Creta rear view

The SUV will also have a revised headlight cluster, taillight cluster, fog lamps and a new alloy wheel design. 

The changes in the cabin are minor. The Creta facelift is expected to get a new color scheme with a refreshed instrument cluster and an upgraded infotainment system. Besides, the car manufacture could make some changes to the equipment offered in the different trim levels, for example furnishing the top-spec variant with an automatic transmission.
 
Hyundai Creta facelift's cabin

The Creta facelift is expected to get a new color scheme with a refreshed instrument cluster and an upgraded infotainment system. 
 
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Customers will be given the engine options of a 123 PS 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, a 90 PS 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel as well as a 1.6-litre U2 VGT CRDi diesel engine. Though a 6-speed manual transmission is standard, a 6-speed automatic transmission is also available for 1.6-litre engine models.

Particularly, a notable change to the new Creta would be the inclusion of a mild-hybrid system in order to achieve better mileage figures.

Apart from the Creta facelift, the Korean carmaker is also preparing for the second-gen Hyundai Creta which will be introduced in 2021.

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New Hyundai Creta 2018