Hyundai Creta Facelift vs Old Creta — Top 5 Key Changes

Hyundai has changed many aspects of the popular Creta SUV including exterior, interior and features

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Hyundai has lifted the curtains off the new facelifted Creta in Brazil. The new Creta SUV has a fan following in India and the facelifted version will not disappoint new fans as well. 

So, how does the Creta facelift differ from the old Creta (which does not look old and looks fresh even today)?

Here are top 5 key changes that will set each apart.

1. New Front Profile

Hyundai has not overly done the changes to the front profile, with subtle changes, the Creta facelift continues to carry the aura of its distinctive SUVish approach.

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A new front horizontal three line grille inserts have made for a fresh and thick dark colored slats. The front bumper sports a new wider faux skid plates, while the fog lamp housing which used to be vertical in design has changed to a slim horizontal design.

The headlight and the hood have been untouched retaining the Creta facelift look same as the old model with fine touches.

2. Side Profile Remains Unchanged

Hyundai has not touched the side profile especially the door and its styling cues. However, there has been a minor touch, a new 17-inch diamond cut alloys which differentiates itself with the old Creta, although it does not make much of a difference.

3. Rear Profile Tweaked

The taillights cluster remains the same; however, the arrangements inside have been reworked. The bumper has been reworked to give it a butch feel and sports a wider faux skid plate.

Hyundai has left much of the body shell same as the old Creta on the facelifted Creta, though Hyundai has lifted the spirit to the next level in the Creta SUV's life in the automotive industry.

4. Interiors - Think New Colors

There are not many changes, the dashboard has been slightly tweaked while the steering wheel and the overall layout remains the same.

So where are tweaks? The Hyundai Creta facelift has got itself a new dual tone interior with a black and brown combination. This is equally complemented with a color theme in the leather seats to the side door pads on the panels. Also, the driver seat is ventilated in the facelifted Creta.

5. Features - New Gadgets To Your SUV

The Hyundai Creta boasts some of the best features and the facelifted Creta has added more to it giving you a rich and solid feature list on the Creta.

New features such as start/ stop button, cornering lights, and tyre pressure monitor will be seen in the Creta facelift. The 7-inch infotainment system has been added with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto enhancing your entertainment experience.

Hyundai will launch the Creta facelift in Brazil early 2017 and will soon be followed by its launch in the Indian market.

The Brazilian-spec Creta facelift has been powered with two engine options, a 2.0-litre D-CVVT and a 1.6-litre D-CVVT diesel engines, churning out 164bhp and 126bhp respectively. Both these come paired to a either a manual or an automatic gearbox.

While India will get the same engine spec found in the current Hyundai Creta model which is the 1.6-litre Gamma Dual VTVT petrol engine and the 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT and 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel engines. All the mills are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard while the 6-speed automatic gearbox comes as optional in the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines.

Observation:

The Hyundai Creta facelift lifts the already good looking SUV to another level and will go on to stamp its authority in the compact SUV segment in India. Hyundai has given Creta a subtle facelift yet a crisp and characteristics of an SUV.

The Hyundai Creta rivals the Renault Duster in India and the Renault has its work cut out to dust off the competition.

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Story first published: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 16:21 [IST]
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