A new 2018 Hyundai Creta lift test mule has been tested in India and these are some of the first decent images of the car. The SUV is heavily camouflaged to conceal its identity, style, and aesthetic changes, but the car’s silhouette is in plain sight to reveal that it’s actually the Hyundai Creta facelift. It has been more than 2 years since the SUV went on sale in the country and we have been waiting for some time for a mid-life facelift. With new rivals like the Jeep Compass and Captur Renault, it’s a good time for Hyundai to bring the Creta facelift.
The new 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift will be launched soon after the coming year and should even have a slightly more competitive price. This will allow the small SUV to continue to enjoy great demand. The facelift will bring some style changes, new features and updated engines. The front end will look considerably different and therefore much cooler. The front of the car receives a revised set of headlights. The bumper is new. However, the biggest change comes in the form of the new grille that boasts the cascading effect design. This puts the Creta in line with the latest models of the South Korea-based automotive company. The dipped beam lights are no longer equipped with LED daytime running lights because they have been moved to the fog lamp boxes. The lateral profile undergoes no change except the introduction of a set of new alloys. The rear gets very minor changes in the form of an updated bumper and re-profiled taillights.
While it was said that the Creta 2018 facelift will offer lightweight hybrid technology, this no longer seems possible. We say that because of the withdrawal of the subsidy and the higher tax on light hybrids. In fact, speaking to the media during Verna’s new campaign, Hyundai clearly mentioned that he had to give up the idea of the smooth hybrid mechanics for the Verna Diesel because of the policy changes above. Inside, the Creta facelift offers a black theme. The new black leather upholstery is complemented by red stitching on the seats and the gearshift cover. There will be red accents near the air conditioning vents. The dashboard also receives a slightly modified center console with new buttons and buttons and a new infotainment unit with a touch screen interface. The new system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new 2018 Hyundai Creta should have the same engine as the current model. The 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter diesel engines are expected to generate bhp power of 89 hp and 126 hp, respectively. The gasoline engine should be 1.6 liters, delivering 121 hp. The 2018 Hyundai Creta will offer lightweight hybrid technology, although this may be a rumor only because there is a higher tax on light hybrids and the subsidy has been withdrawn. However, no official statement regarding the specifications has been made or published by the Hyundai team to date.