Hyundai is reportedly working on the Creta facelift that would be sold in India. Hyundai has already begun selling the updated Creta in foreign countries including Malaysia and Indonesia. The Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021 was the debut venue for the model that is now being marketed in these regions. The automaker will likely unveil a new Creta facelift in India instead of bringing this particular model there. According to reports, the India-bound Creta makeover was seen in Korea, and images of it have since appeared online. Despite the test mule being highly disguised, a number of new elements can be seen in the spy photos of the Creta makeover.
The revised Creta being marketed in Indonesia and Malaysia looks to have an entirely different front fascia from the facelifted Creta headed for India.
According to the spy photos, the facelifted Creta, which is headed to India, will have a significantly broader grille with features resembling the new Verna sedan. The vehicle will also get split headlamps, with the top ones sporting LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) that resemble those on the Venue facelift. Its design features have some similarities with those of the future Hyundai Exter mini SUV. The spy photos' most intriguing feature is that it verifies the existence of a dedicated camera and ADAS suite on the grille, indicating that the Creta facelift would have a 360-degree camera system and ADAS technology.
Hyundai might have changed the tailgate design and fitted a new back bumper.
According to reports, there will be a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel engine for the Creta facelift. The 1.5-liter diesel and 1.5-liter gasoline engines seen in the present Creta are probably going to stay.
Due to strict RDE standards, Hyundai canceled the 1.4-liter turbo-petrol, hence the Creta facelift likely receive the 160-horsepower 1.5-litre turbo-petrol. This engine, which debuted on the Verna, is quite sophisticated.
According to Autocar, the Korean automaker plans to introduce the updated Creta to the market in February of next year. In the Indian market, the Creta facelift will square off against vehicles like the Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV700, MG Hector, and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.