The regular cascading grille has been ditched in favour of a vertical seven slats that play a key role in differentiating the Compass from rest of its competitors
Hyundai Creta is the best-selling SUV in its segment prompting other manufacturers to seriously evaluate a rivalling contender on their own. The compact SUV’s success is largely down to its feature-loaded package as well as its sharp exterior. However, there are some enthusiasts and owners wanting it to look rather different and in comes a new front fascia inspired by the upmarket Jeep Compass.
The regular cascading grille has been ditched in favour of a vertical seven slats that play a key role in differentiating the Compass from rest of its competitors. The bumper section and protection guard appear the same as stock version but the fog lamp area is slightly altered courtesy of the customised kit. Overall, the mod looks decent and it was not overtly sculpted.
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No powertrain details of the custom job is known yet but we do not think any performance changes have been made. The stock Hyundai Creta is powered by three engine choices: A 1.6-litre CRDi VGT diesel, 1.4-litre CRDi diesel and a 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol. The former produces 121 bhp and 265 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission while the smaller 1.4-litre unit makes 89 bhp and 224 Nm of torque.
The 1.6-litre gasoline mill pumps out 122 bhp and 154 Nm torque at 4,850 rpm and is linked to a six-speed manual and an optional automatic transmission. The ARAI efficiency figures of 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. The recently updated Hyundai Creta measures 4,270 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width, 1,627 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,590 mm, along with bootspace of 402 litres.
The cosmetic changes on the facelift included an updated radiator grille with chrome surrounds, newer bumpers and sharper fog lamp units. At the back, it comes equipped with reworked LED tail lamp and chrome strip running between the lamps and the bumper. Sold in as much as 13 variants, the regular 2018 Hyundai Creta costs between Rs. 9.44 lakh and Rs. 15.11 lakh (ex-showroom).