Having given us a detailed look at the 2024 Creta's interior, Hyundai has now revealed the sketches of its exterior design. The facelifted version is slated to make its entry into the domestic market on January 16 and, as part of its mid-life cycle update, the new Creta will get a redesigned front fascia. The Creta was introduced in India in July 2015, becoming the brand's one of the top-selling mid-size SUVs in the country.
Based on the exterior design sketches, the new Hyundai Creta's front features a new design, characterised by a parametric black chrome grille, an upright hood, Quad beam LED headlamps, L-shaped LED daytime running lights, and a faux skid plate. Moving on to the side, the design sketches confirm the new alloy wheel design. As for its rear, the vehicle has a full-width LED light bar with new connected LED taillamps, a revised bumper with a skid plate, a sporty spoiler with an integrated LED stop lamp, and a redesigned tailgate.
Hyundai Creta Facelift: Interior, Features
The updates continue inside as well, with a new dashboard dominated by twin 10.25-inch screens – an infotainment screen with in-built navigation and a digital driver display. In addition, you also get redesigned central AC vents with a single band of physical buttons. Other conveniences include ambient lighting, ventillated front seats, a leatherette D-Cut steering wheel, leatherette door armrest covering, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, an eight-speaker Bose sound system, type-C USB chargers, as well as a Level 2 ADAS suite.
Hyundai Creta Facelift: Safety Equipment
In terms of safety, the updated Creta comes with a SmartSense Level 2 ADAS suite with 19 functions, including a blind spot monitoring system that helps you detect vehicles in your blind spot. The standard safety equipment of the car includes six airbags, electronic stability control, all-wheel disc brakes, and 33 others. Other bits are a tyre pressure monitoring system and a 360-degree camera.
New Hyundai Creta: Powertrain
Under the hood, three engine options will be available: a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a 1.5-litre diesel motor, and a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol unit. For transmission, there will be four options on offer: a 6-speed manual, an IVT, a 7-speed DCT, and a 6-speed automatic.
Upon launch, the new Hyundai Creta will be offered across 7 variants, and will come in six mono-tone and a single dual-tone colour. In the mid-size SUV segment, the upcoming SUV will rival the Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Honda Elevate, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushaq, and the Volkswagen Taigun.
For those looking to buy, the bookings for the facelifted version are underway for a token amount of Rs 25,000. Prospective buyers can make reservations at any authorised Hyundai dealership or through the company's online portal.
New Hyundai Creta: What the Company Says?
Mr Tarun Garg, COO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, "By seamlessly blending Hyundai’s signature design language, 'Sensuous Sportiness,' with cutting-edge technologies, the new Hyundai Creta is once again set to revolutionise the SUV lifestyle in India. The new Hyundai Creta promises to fulfil the dreams of those seeking a contemporary and adventurous SUV, boasting a robust stance and an authoritative presence on the roads. Rooted in Hyundai’s proven SUV DNA, this ground-breaking offering is poised to be the vanguard of your wanderlust."