The Creta has been a grand success for Hyundai India ever since its launch in July 2015. The crossover boasts of a convincing mix of performance, efficiency and comfort which has helped it attract so many buyers so far. Now, there’s a facelifted model heading our way with noticeable design changes and more equipment as standard.
The Creta facelift has appeared in the form of the new Brazilian-spec Creta which was recently shown at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show.
Speaking of design upgrades, Hyundai has redesigned the bumper and added more plastic cladding across the lower half. The chrome edged grille, too, is different.
Inside, you get different seat upholstery and an upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The current model is known for its sold interior build quality. The facelifted model then is expected to feature more of the same.
Other features include ventilated driver’s seat, engine start/stop button, parking sensors, cornering lights, six airbags, ESP and more.
In Brazil, the Creta is being offered with either a 130bhp 1.6-litre or a bigger 2-litre engine with 166bhp. It gets both manual and automatic gearbox options.
Hyundai will launch the new Creta in Brazil early next year. As for the Indian market, the facelifted model will be introduced locally in the first half of 2017.
The Creta competes with a range of vehicles including the Renault Duster and the Mahindra XUV 500. We expect the facelift to be introduced with a minor price hike.