Hyundai has announced a price increase for its entire car lineup in India, just like its competitors. The Creta, Venue, Exter, Verna, and other models will become more expensive beginning in January. In an official statement, the Korean giant attributed the approaching price increase to factors such as growing input costs, an adverse exchange rate, and rising commodity prices. Furthermore, the carmaker is expected to introduce the much-anticipated new Creta in the country on January 16. Based on prior sightings, the car is expected to have some fascinating changes, both inside and out. It will most likely have new LED headlights, front and back bumpers, alloy wheels, split-LED taillights, upholstery colour options, and other features.
Commenting on the price hike, Mr. Tarun Garg, COO, of Hyundai Motor India, said “At Hyundai Motor India, we always try to absorb the cost escalations to the extent possible and ensure continuous customer delight. However, it has now become imperative to pass on some portion of the rising input cost to the market through a minor price increase. The price hike will be effective from January 1st, 2024.”
While there is still time for a price increase, some Hyundai vehicles are eligible for substantial year-end discounts of up to Rs 1.5 lakh. If you are considering purchasing a Hyundai car, now is the time. However, for the time being, let's take a peek at what modifications are in store for Hyundai's upcoming new Creta in India.
Hyundai Creta Facelift: Engine
There has been no formal statement, but the 2024 Hyundai Creta is expected to sport a more powerful 1.5-litre turbo-petrol motor, capable of producing around 159bhp. The existing 1.5-litre diesel and normally aspirated petrol engines are likely to be retained.
Hyundai Creta Facelift: Design and Price
A modified bumper, a reworked grille, an updated tailgate, refreshed alloy wheels, and new upholstery paint options are some of the potential design changes of the Creta in its altered avatar. Like the new Seltos, the car is likely to get an ADAS package and a 360-degree camera.
In terms of pricing, the Creta facelift is expected to be more expensive than the current model, which retails in India for Rs Rs 10.87 lakh (ex-showroom). The all-new Hyundai SUV will compete with the Volkswagen Taigun, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Honda Elevate, and Skoda Kushaq, when it hits the market.