Hyundai Creta Facelift: Unveiling Upgrades and Competition Clash

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3rd January 2024: Hyundai Motors has initiated bookings for the latest iteration of its Hyundai Creta facelift in India. Renowned as the leading SUV in the compact SUV segment within the Indian market, the new generation of Hyundai Creta is set to make its debut on January 16, 2024. Notably, this version specifically tailored for the Indian market will exhibit distinctive characteristics differing from the internationally available model. Details regarding the interior and exterior enhancements have also been disclosed by the company.

Customers can secure their booking for the Hyundai Creta facelift through the official online platform by making a token payment of ₹25,000. Alternatively, they may opt to approach their nearest dealership for booking. It is anticipated that deliveries will commence by mid-2024.

The revamped Hyundai Creta showcases a redefined front profile featuring new connected LED DRL lights, an eye-catching grille with an impactful design, and fresh dual-tone diamond-cut alloy wheels. Despite the absence of alterations to the vehicle’s shape, a redesigned rear bumper complemented by a new connected LED tail light unit contributes to an augmented road presence compared to the current model.

Amid the booking announcement, the company has unveiled details about the interior, boasting a sleek premium design with a revamped dashboard layout and center console. The updated interior showcases advancements, incorporating a sizeable connected instrument cluster, digital driver display, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, along with various premium amenities like ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, wireless charging, dual-zone climate control, and special rear passenger AC vents.

Regarding safety, the new Hyundai Creta will feature level two ADAS technology encompassing several advanced safety features such as front and rear collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping, driver attention alert, traffic jam assist, adaptive cruise control, and a host of other safety functionalities, potentially including 7 airbags, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, hill haul assist, hill descent control, and traction control.

The new Hyundai Creta is anticipated to come equipped with three engine options similar to the Kia Seltos: a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-liter diesel engine, and a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine, each paired with a range of transmission choices.

Expected to be priced between Rs 11 lakh to Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom), the upcoming Hyundai Creta in India is set to lock horns with competitors like the Kia Seltos facelift, Honda Elevate, Toyota Hyrider, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Virata, and MG Astor post its launch.