The much-awaited Hyundai Creta is all set to make its international debut on 11th November at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. However, much to Hyundai’s dismay, the Creta facelift has been leaked online. The Creta facelift will go on sale in Indonesia first which will be followed by India in the latter half of 2022. Let’s take a look at everything new with the Creta facelift:
The exterior of the Creta facelift receives a ton of changes. The front fascia is going to be completely new from the ground up and the face is going to be similar to the next generation Tuscon which is on sale in the international markets. It seems like Hyundai is going to have a ‘family look’ for all of its SUVs to differentiate it from the competition. The 7-seater Creta i.e. the Alcazar also drew inspiration from the full-size SUV Palisade for its grille design. The LED DRLs are integrated into the blacked-out cascading grille and the headlights are placed on the lower end of the bumper just like the current Creta. The headlights are LED projector units and are placed vertically instead of the current tri beam LED setup. The rear gets some subtle changes in the form of mildly reworked taillights and boot lid.
The interiors are more or less similar to the current Creta. The interior gets an all-black theme with piano black inserts on the centre console. One thing to note is that the touchscreen infotainment system is the 8-inch system that is currently seen on the lower variants of the Indian spec Creta.
All the features from the current Creta are carried forward such as panoramic sunroof, Bose sound system, 10.25 inch HD touchscreen, Hyundai Bluelink with connected car features, tri-beam LED headlights, ventilated seats, electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, air purifier, ambient lighting, and cruise control to name a few. The facelifted Creta also borrows the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster from the Alcazar. The Creta facelift now gets ADAS features such as lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and autonomous emergency braking.
The Indonesian spec Creta facelift is expected to be powered by a sole 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The Indian spec Creta facelift will continue to be powered by the 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter gearbox and the aforementioned 1.5-litre NA petrol engine.