2018 Hyundai Creta facelift comes with exterior updates and interior revisions; powertrain remains the same
Hyundai Motor India Limited debuted the Creta compact SUV in July 2015 as an immediate response to growing young customers opting towards buying big five-seaters instead of compact hatchbacks and sedans.
While meeting the latest trend, Hyundai also enjoyed export benefits from Creta as a dual-jackpot with large volumes of shipping to South Africa, Latin America, Australia, Asia Pacific, Middle East and some African markets.
The success of Hyundai Creta can be related with the fact that it’s currently the bestselling model in the Indian UV segment barring Maruti Vitara Brezza. With the latest generation Hyundai Verna making huge strides in sales, the revised Creta will look to consolidate its position at the top of SUV charts in its segment.
Here’s everything you need to know the 2018 Creta from Indian market’s perspective:
Hyundai showcased the facelifted Creta at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show with styling updates and it has triggered a mid-life update for India. With the launch happened officially today, an all-new generation is also tipped for arrival by 2021.
|2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Price||Rs. 9.44 lakh to Rs. 15.04 Lakh|
The price for the entry-level 1.6 E Petrol is at Rs. 9,43,908 while it goes all the way up to Rs. 15,03,934 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the 1.6 SX (O) top-spec variant.
|Fuel||Variant||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Petrol||1.6 E||Rs. 9,43,908|
|Petrol||1.6 E+||Rs. 9,99,900|
|Petrol||1.6 SX||Rs. 11,93,934|
|Petrol||1.6 SX DT||Rs. 12,43,934|
|Petrol||1.6 SX AT||Rs. 13,43,834|
|Petrol||1.6 SX (O)||Rs. 13,59,948|
|Fuel||Variant||Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|
|Diesel||1.4 E+||Rs. 9,99,900|
|Diesel||1.4 S||Rs. 11,73,893|
|Diesel||1.6 S AT||Rs. 13,19,934|
|Diesel||1.6 sx||Rs. 13,23,934|
|Diesel||1.6 SX DT||Rs. 13,73,934|
|Diesel||1.6 SX AT||Rs. 14,83,934|
|Diesel||1.6 SX (O)||Rs. 15,03,934|
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Engine Specifications and Mileage
|Enging||1.6L Petrol / 1.4L Diesel / 1.6L Diesel|
|Power||128 bhp / 89 bhp / 121 bhp|
|Torque||150 Nm / 224 Nm / 265 Nm|
|Transmission||Six-Speed MT or Six-Speed AT / Six-Speed MT / Six-Speed MT or Six-Speed AT|
The new Hyundai Creta is powered by the regular three engine choices. A 1.6-litre CRDi VGT diesel engine delivers 121 bhp and 265 Nm of torque and comes paired to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission alongside a 1.4-litre CRDi diesel rated at 89 bhp and 224 Nm of torque.
The sole petrol engine available is a 122 bhp producing 1.6-litre Dual VTVT engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission. It pumps out 154 Nm torque at 4,850 rpm. In the process of expanding the lineup, the Korean brand added an automatic transmission to the petrol engine last year and it is continued.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Mileage
|1.6L Petrol Mileage||17 kmpl|
|1.4L Diesel Mileage||22 kmpl|
|1.6L Diesel Mileage||20 kmpl for MT and 18 kmpl for AT|
The ARAI efficiency figures of the 1.6 petrol, 1.4 diesel and 1.6 diesel MT and AT are 15.29 kmpl, 21.38 kmpl, 19.67 kmpl and 17.01 kmpl respectively.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||190 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 litres|
The 2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift measures 4,270 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width, 1,627 mm in height and features a wheelbase of 2,590 mm and 402 litres of bootspace. The ground clearance stands at 190 mm while the fuel tank can hold a rated maximum of 60 litres. All these dimensions are as identical to the outgoing model.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Colours
The colour palette for the five-seat compact SUV contains Polar White, Phantom Black, Mystic Blue, Red Passion, Sleek Silver, Pearl Beige and Stardust options. The new dual-tone choices are Marina Blue and Passion Orange along with new Dual Tone Passion Orange and Black.
The Creta, also known as Cantus in some markets, is a global version of the ix25 SUV. It comes boasting different radiator grille with chrome surrounds and newly designed bumpers up front and rear as well as sleeker fog lamps.
At the rear, the Creta is equipped with restyled tail lamp cluster with chrome strip running between the lamps and the bumper is applied with minor changes alongside new reflectors. The facelifted Creta showcases identical design language as the outgoing avatar with addition of new set of LED Daytime Running Lights.
The interior of the new Creta looks premium and upmarket with not much change compared to the outgoing model. It features a multifunction steering wheel with mounted controls, stylish instrument cluster and a centre console housing a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the high level grades.
The touchscreen infotainment system is flanked by dual AC vents on both sides which sport vertical slats and are positioned on either side of the dashboard as well. The base E trim now gets driver’s seat height adjust and a front sliding armrest as standard. Additionally, the top-end SX (O) gains powered sunroof, wireless charging support, cruise control, six-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, a smart key band and six airbags.
Other main features are 17-inch alloy wheels, AVN infotainment system with an IPS display, projector headlamps and cruise control. Emphasising safety, the Creta is offered with ABS and EBD as standard while mid variants get dual front airbags as side and curtain airbags, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) are limited to the top-end SX trim. it is also sold with new Tangerine Orange interior theme.
2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Key Rivals
The facelifted Creta competes against Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Hexa, Renault Captur and the likes.