In order to maintain its popularity as well as competitiveness, the South Korean company is set to release the 2018 Hyundai Creta. The Hyundai Creta was first launched in 2015 and since its introduction, Hyundai has made impressive sales. Within one year, the SUV sold about one hundred thousand units. This is crystal clear that SUV is one of the fastest selling units in India. The Hyundai aims to become the leader in SUV market before Kia is launched in India. It is worth noting that a Brazilian-spec version has already been introduced at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show and it is expected to come after Hyundai Verna.
2018 Hyundai Creta – Body Appearance and Interior Design
The main focus of the facelift will be its exterior look. The Brazilian-spec model showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo show had new elements. And since the Indian model is expected to get significant changes on the same line, the exterior will have a significant number of changes such as surging grille as seen on the latest version of Grand i10 and Xcent. The intelligent changes to tail lights will feature at the back. Reverse lights and turn indicators will be positioned below the main stop lamps. The front details are in line with the Hyundai’s sophisticated design language. 2018 Hyundai Creta comes with a new rear bumper and new reflectors.
Nothing much is expected to the cabin; the uncomplicated layout of the dashboard will remain the same. However, it is expected that the Korean manufacturer will add new technology that guarantees comfort and safety. Outstanding features such that ESC, touchscreen AVN system, automatic climate control, VSM, and rear parking camera will be available in the 2018 Hyundai Creta.
The 2018 Hyundai Creta will have a similar engine set like its predecessor. The vehicle’s diesel engine consists of 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT and a 1.4-litre CRDi unit. While 1.4-litre CRDi unit has a capacity of producing 89 hp power with a supreme torque of 220Nm, the 1.6-litre engine is best suited for 126 hp and maximum 259Nm of torque. Petrol range of SUV will be run by a 1.6-litre dual VTVT unit that gives extreme 121 hp power production and 151Nm torque. It is reported that the mild hybrid technology will be also introduced. The transmission alternatives will be the standard 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit.
Launch Date and Price
It is projected that Hyundai will showcase its subcompact SUV 2018 Hyundai Creta at the Auto Expo 2018, set to start from February 9th. And the launch will be after the mid-2018 biennial event.
The Korean carmaker has not revealed anything officially about the Hyundai’s baby Creta but is thought to have similar features as the Brazilian-spec model. The only major changes expected could be mild-hybrid technology rather than the subsidy one, but again these are just speculations. As a result, the SUV compact is expected to have insignificant price raise. We will keep you updated on any changes concerning the 2018 Hyundai Creta.