The Hyundai Creta is gearing up for a midlife facelift, and it’s poised to make a distinctive impact in the Indian market when it debuts in early 2024. Hyundai is putting in dedicated efforts to refine this upcoming Creta facelift, tailoring it to the Indian audience’s preferences and expectations.
The redesigned Creta has been undergoing rigorous testing in preparation for its anticipated launch in the early months of 2024. Hyundai aims to maintain its competitive edge by enhancing both the features and aesthetics of the vehicle for the Indian market.
The upcoming Creta is set to introduce several notable changes, potentially transforming the market with its upgraded features and visual enhancements. Among the key updates are redesigned halogen headlights and refreshed wheel designs. The front end of the Creta will sport LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) inspired by the Palisade model, along with revamped taillights at the rear. Other significant changes include a refreshed grille, reworked front and rear bumpers, and various updates that promise to make the Creta stand out on the road.
While detailed information about the interior remains undisclosed, a leaked spy image suggests that it will feature an elegant all-black interior theme, adding a touch of sophistication to the cabin. Expectations for the interior include a four-spoke multifunction steering wheel, a fully digital instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, wireless charging capabilities, and a spacious touchscreen infotainment system.
When it comes to safety features, Hyundai is reportedly going all out to equip the upgraded SUV with an extensive range of safety equipment. This is expected to include six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control, and a 360-degree parking camera. There’s also anticipation surrounding the potential integration of an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The interior space is projected to continue offering ample room for five adults, ensuring comfort and convenience for all passengers.
In terms of powertrain and features, the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift is likely to retain the existing 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engines. However, there’s a possibility that the current 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine may be replaced with the new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, as seen in the new Verna. The transmission options will include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT), a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a 6-speed automatic, and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
As the Hyundai Creta undergoes these significant updates and refinements, it’s clear that Hyundai is aiming to set new benchmarks in the compact SUV segment. The early months of 2024 hold the promise of an exciting launch that could reshape the Indian automotive landscape.