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Hyundai is all set to launch the new Creta 2018 facelift with updates to the exterior and interior design. Hyundai has also begun the bookings for the new facelifted Creta in India. The new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift can be booked by making an advanced payment of Rs 25,000 across all the Hyundai dealerships in the country.
So, what has changed in the new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift as compared to the old Creta? Is the new Creta worth the wait? We bring you the detailed comparison between the Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift and the old Creta on design, specifications, features, mileage and price.
The front fascia of the new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift features subtle changes as compared to the old Creta. The new Creta gets a revamped front bumper, newly designed hexagonal cascading grille, prominent skid plate and new fog lamp housing.
On the side profile, the overall design of the 2018 Hyundai Creta remains identical to the current model except for the new diamond-cut alloy wheels and redesigned roof rails. The rear profile of the facelifted SUV also remains unchanged. But the facelifted Creta gets a slightly larger skid plate and redesigned bumper at the rear.
The old Hyundai Creta features a hexagonal chrome-slat grille ad prominent black cladding at the front. The side profile of the SUV also gets black plastic cladding running across the body. The rear of the SUV features a chrome applique on the boot, skid plate and reflectors on either side of the bumper.
Engine Specifications, Gearbox And Mileage
The Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift is expected to draw power from the existing 1.6-litre petrol and 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 121bhp and 154Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre diesel engine churns out 88bhp and 224Nm of torque, while the 1.6-litre version is good for 126bhp and 256Nm of torque.
Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel variants will also get a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The manual version of the petrol and diesel engine returns a mileage of 15.29kpl and 21.38kpl, respectively.
The automatic variant of the petrol and diesel model delivers a mileage of 13kpl and 17.01kpl, respectively.
Similar to the exterior design, the interior of the Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift will also sport the same overall design with the same layout and design elements. But the 2018 Hyundai Creta will get a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The new Creta will also get upmarket seat upholstery and centre console.
As compared to the old Creta, the new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift will come with a host of new features such as a sunroof, rain sensing wipers, cruise control automatic headlamps and even ventilated front seats.
The safety features of the new Hyundai Creta is expected to remain the same as compared to the old Creta. The safety features of the Creta include six airbags, hill-start assist control, electronic stability control (ESC), static bending headlamps, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management and reverse parking camera.
The old Hyundai Creta is priced between Rs 9.29 lakh for the base variant and Rs 14.59 lakh for the top-spec trim. All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). The prices of the new Hyundai Creta is expected to be in the range of Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh ex-showroom.
The new Hyundai Creta 2018 facelift looks more premium and stylish due to the subtle changes to the exterior design. Although it is not an all-new model, Hyundai has made sure that the overall design remains refreshing.
Hyundai is expected to launch the new Creta in India by May 2018 and if you are planning to buy the Creta, we strongly recommend you to wait for the new Creta to be launched.