By the first quarter of the next year, there could be a new Creta in Hyundai showrooms. So far, Hyundai has only revealed the design sketches of the upcoming mid-size SUV.
The current generation Hyundai Creta made its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo and has been on sale for a little over 1.5 years. And now, Hyundai has decided to give it a mid-life update. While the launch of the updated model is still months away, Hyundai has now revealed the design sketches of the upcoming Creta Facelift.
The first thing one can make out from the design sketches is that the new Creta’s styling will be borrowed from the international spec Hyundai Tucson. The SUV will have a bolder cascading grille, most likely finished in chrome. The front faux skid plate will be beefier than before, and the headlamps will likely be positioned lower than that of the outgoing car.
At the rear, the SUV is expected to have a restyled set of taillamps. The rear bumper will be redesigned as a part of the update. The new Creta will have flared wheel arches. It will continue to have a pronounced shoulder line.
Hyundai has also given a glimpse of the interior. It seems that the infotainment screen will have a different layout, with buttons on both sides of the screen. The all-digital instrument cluster is also likely to have a different layout than that of the outgoing model. The cabin inserts will see some revision as well
The MG Astor mid-size SUV, which was recently launched in India, comes equipped with Level-Two ADAS (Advanced driver assistance systems). Hyundai may introduce ADAS as a safety feature in its upcoming Creta. The new feature could be then be used by Kia – Hyundai’s sister concern – in the Seltos.
Given that it's just a mid-life update, the Creta will be based on the same platform and will continue with existing engine options. The SUV gets two petrol and one diesel engine. The petrol variants get a 1.4-litre turbocharged or a 1.5-litre NA engine. The diesel variant will continue with the 1.5-litre turbo-diesel unit.
The official unveiling of the facelift Hyundai Creta could happen at the Indonesia Auto Show 2021, which will be held from November 11. Official pictures, features, and other details are likely to be released before that.