Hyundai Creta facelift incorporates several changes at exterior and inside cabin, expected India launch in late 2017 or early 2018
The Creta compact SUV was launched in India last year to emulate the success of the popular Grand i10 and Elite i20 hatchback twins. Over the period of a year, the Creta did achieve what it was set out to do and now stands as one of the most desired SUVs in the Indian market. It has beat key rivals like the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano quite convincingly and now can often be found tussling with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Toyota Innova Crysta for top spot in the UV sales.
The Creta with its latest fluidic design language hasn’t got any older in the eyes of the customers but inevitably down the line a mid-life facelift should be arriving next year or the year later to conform with the ever-changing market scenarios. With a whole new generation reported to arrive by 2021, the Brazil-spec Creta has given us preview of what we can expect for India.
Hyundai has unveiled the Creta facelift at the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. The SUV comes incorporating several cosmetic upgrades and new features, which altogether make the car more appealing than current model. The Creta facelift is ready to go on sale in Brazil from this year, while it will reach the Indian market sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.
The SUV has been given a new revised fascia, which looks less aggressive than existing model. But style of the facelift has been substantiated with its revised appearance. In the Indian market, the compact SUV is quite popular now and it has achieved success within a shorter period of time. With the facelift model, Hyundai Creta is expected to become more popular and grab more attention.
At the Indian domestic market Hyundai Creta takes on tough rivals like Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza etc. Here we will inform you about few changes the all-new 2017 Creta has received and compare them with the existing model.
Revised Front Fascia
The 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift sports a revised front fascia with new hexagonal front grille, which gets chrome bordering. Unlike the current model’s triple chrome garnished horizontal slats, the facelift model gets blackened horizontal slats, designed in-line with Hyundai’s new models. The shape of front grille has been changed as well.
The front bumper of the car also gets a little bit change in its appearance. Restyled central air intake system and skid plate add more muscle to the car, while the hood remains unchanged. So far, Hyundai Creta facelift looks much more appealing than the current model and these changes give the car’s front fascia less rugged look.
Headlamp with Cornering Lights
2017 Hyundai Creta facelift comes with similar looking swept-back headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The sharp looking projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights give the car’s front fascia a stylish appearance. Additionally it gets cornering lights, which simply enhance the car’s appeal further.
With the steering wheel movement the cornering lights provide extra lighting to the corners, illuminating the dark path ahead and giving clear view of pedestrians, animals or any other objects. This feature comes very helpful in the roads with steep curves. The Brazilian market-spec model gets cornering light technology and India-spec model is also expected to receive the same.
New Horizontal LED Foglamps
Upcoming 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift features new LED foglamps, positioned horizontally instead of vertically positioning in current model. With the blackened surrounding, the Hyundai Creta facelift’s foglamps surely enhance the style quotient of the car’s front fascia. Also the car comes with bit conventional and less aggressive fascia, with its redesigned set of foglamps compared to pre-facelift model.
New Alloy Wheels and Redesigned Roof Bars
All-new Hyundai Creta is equipped with little changes at side profile. The car gets 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels replacing the current model’s five-spoke alloy wheels. This new alloy wheels surely enhance the car’s sporty appeal and deliver a masculine vibe as well. Also the facelifted Creta sports revised roof rails, while the sharp character lines, turn indicator integrated ORVMs and black cladding remain similar to the pre-facelift Creta.
Revised Taillights and New Rear Bumper
The taillights of upcoming 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift come in similar shape, but they have been tweaked. Take a close look, and you can see the difference. Also the rear bumper in Creta facelift has been redesigned as well. In the upcoming Creta facelift model rear bumper looks more muscular and with the skid plate the rear fascia looks bolder than existing model.
So far, the entire rear fascia of 2017 Hyundai Creta appears with a sculpted look than current model. The integrated roof spoiler in upcoming model looks bit sharper than present model. Apart from that, the rear profile gets shark fin antenna, rear windshield wiper.
New Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
The 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift gets touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Therefore you can connect your iPhone or Android smartphone to the system through the USB port. The touchscreen also works as the display of navigation system and reverse parking camera as well. The touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto surely gives the car a premium touch.
Driver Seat Ventilation
The Hyundai Creta facelift is equipped with ventilated driver seat offering more comfortable driving experience. It can be operated by pushing a button positioned on the centre console, and this comes with three-level adjustment. The ventilated driver seat ensures heating and cooling of seats according to need of the driver.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
India-bound 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift gets host of safety systems and one of them is the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The system constantly monitors the air pressure and temperature in tyres and indicates when the air pressure is much lower than desired level. The TPMS is all-new in the Creta, as the existing model doesn’t come with this feature. Expect the India-spec model to get this feature as well.
The Brazilian market-spec 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift gets a truly amazing feature – Autopilot. This system enables the car with automatic speed control, which certainly increases driver’s comfort. No, don’t think that the upcoming Creta facelift offers a semi-autonomous driving system like Tesla, but the autopilot system in this compact SUV is purely a technology to control the car’s speed automatically while in cruise control mode. We hope the Autopilot system comes available in India-spec model as well.