- New spy shots of the upcoming Hyundai Creta Facelift in Korea confirm a broader grille, H-style DRL pattern, and ADAS suite, indicating exciting upgrades for the popular SUV in India.
- The Creta facelift will likely feature a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and is set for production at Hyundai’s Chennai facility in mid-January 2024, with a market introduction scheduled for February of the following year.
The current-generation Creta started on sale in India in March 2020, and Hyundai announced a facelift for Indonesia in late November 2021. The facelift spotted in Indonesia, however, has not yet been released in India because the Creta headed here will feature design cues that differ from the 2021 facelift. A new series of spy photos confirms that Hyundai is working on another Creta facelift, which will most likely be released in India.
What’s new is upcoming Hyundai Creta Facelift ?
Despite the test mule being heavily covered, new spy shots of this SUV seen in Korea confirm quite a few new details. First and foremost, the facelift has a substantially broader grille with elements akin to the new Verna sedan. The headlamps are now divided into two portions, with the top ones having LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) similar to the Venue makeover, and the bottom ones being rectangular units that appear to be divided into two sections for high and low beam units.
The H-style DRL pattern could also be seen on the Creta facelift’s headlights, as seen on the yet-to-be-unveiled Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and the India-bound Hyundai Exter mini SUV. The top of the headlamps appear to contain another LED unit, similar to the connected LED light bar seen on the latest-generation Verna. These spy pictures also indicate that the SUV has a dedicated camera and ADAS suite on the grille, confirming a 360-degree camera setup as well as ADAS technology, which is quickly becoming standard in almost all midsize SUVs.
There aren’t likely to be many stylistic distinctions in profile. While there will be minor changes to the chrome application and door cladding, the alloy wheel design may or may not change, as the test mule still has the current-generation Creta’s 17-inch alloy wheels. The makeover was observed wearing JK Tyres manufactured in India. Back there will be some stylistic changes, including a new rear bumper and tailgate design, and the connected tail-lamps will almost certainly be carried over from the current Verna.
Engine options in New Upcoming Hyundai Creta Facelift
The Creta is now available in India with a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol engine. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol has been phased out due to RDE regulations that went into force earlier this month. The Creta facelift will use the same 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that debuted in the Verna. However, it is unclear whether Hyundai will include this engine in the current pre-facelift Creta or include it with the facelift.
According to our sources, Hyundai will begin production of the facelifted Creta at its Chennai facility in mid-January 2024, with a market introduction scheduled for February of the following year. This suggests that the Creta facelift will be released after the Kia Seltos facelift, which is expected to be released in July of this year. Hyundai, on the other hand, will launch another significant product in India, the Exter micro-SUV, which will go on sale in August.