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Hyundai Creta Facelift 2018: What’s new


Ever since it went on sale in the Indian market, the Hyundai Creta has contributed a lot to the sales chart of the company. With a long list of features, a set of powerful engine options and the manufacturer’s excellent after-sales support, the four-wheeler has been one of the bestsellers in its segment.

With new SUVs that are expected to come in the market, the Creta might face tough competition in near future. However, Hyundai is now coming up with a facelift version of the car with appropriate changes to keep the things fresh. The Creta facelift 2018 is expected to hit the market soon after its debut at the Auto Expo 2018.

Here is a list of specifications in details that you must know if you are looking forward to buying this car.

Power plant

The Hyundai Creta facelift 2018 is expected to be the same, which is doing its duty in the ongoing model. The new model will continue to offer the 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT petrol engine, 1.6-litre Gamma Dual VTVT and the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi oil burners. All the three engines come paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a six-speed automatic unit is available as an option in both the petrol and diesel variants with the 1.6-litre motors.

The 1.4-litre diesel engine delivers a power of 89 bhp and a peak torque of 220 Nm. on the other hand, the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines are capable enough to develop a maximum power of 123 bhp and 128 bhp respectively.

Outside Look

The biggest change that is seen in the Hyundai Creta facelift 2018 is its exterior design. The grille is absolutely new and also bigger in size that gives the impression of the company’s cascade effect design. The horizontal fog lamps seem to be replaced by a set of new vertical fog lamps. Furthermore, the new Creta also gets a fresh bumper at both the ends that add more to its attractive look. At the rear, the refreshed Hyundai Creta features minor changes to the tail lights, while the reverse lights have got a new position, just below the main stop lamps.

What’s Inside

The changes made inside the car are not much prominent but rather minimal in nature. The interior remains the same as it gets an all-black upholstery with red stitches on the seats. However, the manufacturer is planning to offer a new and bigger touchscreen infotainment system. Also, the centre console gets a new layout that will have knobs and buttons for the controls.

Mileage

As there will be no changes in the engine specifications, the mileage figures should in the same range as that of the existing model. However, with certain changes in other parameters, we are hoping for a slight increase in the ARAI claimed figures. Expect the 1.4-litre diesel engine to give a mileage of 21-22 kmpl, while that of the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines would be 16-20 kmpl. The diesel engine with a manual gearbox is, however, likely to offer the maximum result.

Verdict

We are expecting the price of the Creta facelift would be in the range of Rs 9 lakh and might go above Rs 15 lakh for the top-end trim. You can check out the on-road price in your city at Autoportal.com.

As its predecessor, the refreshed Creta is expected to create the same magic on the sales chart. The competitor for the all-new Creta is Renault Duster, Renault Captur, Mahindra XUV500 and Nissan Terrano.

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