The Kia Seltos-rivaling Hyundai Creta is currently the best-selling midsize SUV in the segment and is soon due for a major update
The Hyundai Creta is appreciated for its feature-rich and premium package and has been attracting most of the customers in the segment. The SUV takes on the rivals like the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks, new Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. However, Creta is long-due for a midlife update in India and the Korean carmaker is soon expected to launch the Creta facelift in India. Having said this, here are the top five things that you should know about the upcoming 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift.
New 2023 Hyundai Creta Facelift
A long list of cosmetic updates will be offered with the upcoming 2023 Creta facelift. For starters, the Creta facelift will feature a large grille that looks similar to that seen on the Hyundai Tucson. The LED headlights continue to be positioned on the newly designed front bumper. Elegant satin silver inserts complement the design and give the new Creta a strong road presence. The side profile remains similar while the rear profile now gets subtle changes to give it a fresh look. We might also see fresh exterior colour options with the new 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift in India.
ADAS And Better Safety
The new Hyundai Creta facelift is expected to be offered with LEVEL 2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) for the first time. If launched with ADAS, the Hyundai Creta will become the second Hyundai car in India to be offered with the advanced safety tech after Tucson. Level 2 ADAS includes features like lane keep assist, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision avoidance, and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist.
Inside, while no major changes are expected to be made in terms of the dashboard layout, the new Hyundai Creta facelift is expected to be offered with new features and tech. These include a new 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, an updated version of the Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car tech and other features like ambient lighting and an updated air purifier. Other features like cooled front seats, panoramic sunroof, push-button start, automatic climate control, etc will continue to be offered with the Creta.
Same Powertrain Options
Just like the present iteration, the new Hyundai Creta facelift will be offered with three engine options – 1.5L NA petrol engine, 1.4L T-GDI petrol, and 1.5L turbo diesel. To start with, the 1.5L petrol engine churns out 115 hp and 144 Nm of peak torque output. The turbo petrol, on the other hand, delivers 140 PS and 242 Nm of maximum torque. The 1.5L diesel engine boasts a claimed power and torque output of 115 PS and 250 Nm respectively. All these engines can be had with manual or automatic gearbox options, depending on the variant that you opt for.
New 2023 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launch Date
Hyundai is yet to share the official launch timeline of the Hyundai Creta Facelift in India but it is expected that the Korean carmaker will be launching this new SUV in late 2022 or early 2023. Once launched, the new Hyundai Creta Facelift will take on the rivals like the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and the new Toyota Grand Cruiser Hyryder.
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