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Hyundai Creta SUV facelift with minor cosmetic changes to be launched today


Hyundai India will be launching the refreshed Creta SUV on 21 May, 2018. There have been various instances when the SUV was caught testing and also reaching dealerships. Hyundai will be announcing prices of the 2018 Creta on 21 May. Hyundai dealerships have already started accepting bookings for the SUV in India. We believe the deliveries of the same will start by the end of this month. The face lifted Hyundai Creta will feature cosmetic updates only and will retain the mechanicals from the previous model.

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 tail-lamps 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 power-train 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 XUV500 with numerous new entrants expected in the next couple of years.