UPDATE: Hyundai Creta facelift launched at Rs 9.44 lakh
Hyundai dealers are gearing up for the market launch of the updated Creta SUV, which is expected to take place on May 22, 2018.
The refreshed Creta is set to rival the likes of the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Maruti S-Cross. The new car's details had been leaked earlier, giving us nearly everything we wanted to know.
In terms of exterior design, the Creta facelift gets a larger and hexagonal, chrome-lined grille, a new chunky front bumper, a new back chin and a slightly tweaked rear bumper. Hyundai will offer the new Creta in monotone and dual-tone colour options.
While there isn’t much to differentiate between the insides of the pre-facelift model and the facelift model, all variants of the refreshed Creta get dual airbags and ABS as standard. A dual-tone interior trim is likely to feature on models that get a dual-tone exterior.
The top-spec SX (O) trim sports features like six airbags, a powered sunroof, a six-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, cruise control, an AVN infotainment system with an IPS display, 17-inch alloy wheels and LED DRLs. However, it does not get the option of an automatic transmission. This means that automatic variants of the Creta facelift will additionally (and unfortunately) miss out on a smart key band and wireless charging support.
Mechanically, nothing much has changed with the three engine variations on offer. The Creta facelift will still be available in the 90hp, 1.4-litre diesel, the 123hp, 1.6-litre petrol and the 128hp, 1.6-litre diesel engine options. The first is mated solely to a six-speed manual, while the 1.6-litre engines also get the option of being mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Dealers have already begun accepting bookings for the car and deliveries are being promised sometime at end of May or early next month, depending on the selected variant.
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