The facelifted version of the Hyundai Creta continues to be as popular as the outgoing model with over 14,000 bookings within 10 days of launch
After a long wait, Hyundai finally launched the facelifted Creta on 21st May. It has been just 10 days since its launch and the company has already received more than 70,000 inquiries and over 14,000 bookings. The 2018 Creta was launched at a starting price of Rs 9.43 lakh for the base variant going right up to Rs 15.03 lakh for the top-spec trim.
Y K Koo, Managing Director, and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “As a Modern Premium Brand, we have created a Brilliant Ownership Experience of New 2018 CRETA by introducing many first and best in segment features along with Unmatched Safety. The New 2018 CRETA will create new benchmarks in the SUV segment”.
Although the facelifted Creta continues to have an identical silhouette to its predecessor, it has a lot of noticeable changes. In line with the new Hyundai models, the Creta too gets a larger hexagonal grille that is reminiscent of the Audi Q3 front-end. The Korean car maker has also remoulded the bumpers at both ends – the front has LED DRLs that surround the fog lamps. The taillamps and alloy wheels have also been changed.
The Creta has always been a feature-rich SUV and with this update, Hyundai has taken the game a step further. It now comes with a sunroof, wireless charging for mobile phones and electrically adjustable driver’s seat. The refreshed Creta also gets a wearable smart key that can also double up as a fitness tracker. The infotainment also comes with App Link that keeps track of your driving patterns, checks the health of your car and allows service request or roadside assistance.
Mechanically, the facelifted Creta remains unchanged. It continues to be powered by two diesel motors – a 1.4-litre 88bhp and a 1.6-litre 126bhp mill. There’s also a 1.6-litre petrol motor on offer that churns out 121bhp and 150Nm. We have already driven the 2018 Hyundai Creta, click here for a detailed review.