Hyundai Creta is slated to get a midlife facelift, likely around early next year. Here’s everything that we know about the SUV update so far
In a strategic move to maintain its competitive edge, Hyundai is steadfastly honing its upcoming offering — Creta facelift — for the Indian market. Set to roll out in early 2024, the revamped model has been spotted undergoing rigorous testing. The Creta’s refreshed iteration is poised to make a distinctive entrance, potentially revolutionizing the market with its enhanced features and aesthetic updates.
Recent spy shots of the 2024 Creta, shrouded in a veneer of camouflage, offer tantalizing insights into the forthcoming changes. Among the discernible elements are the halogen headlamps and updated wheel design. It will get Palisade-inspired LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) at the front, complemented by redesigned taillights at the rear. It will also get overhauled grille, reworked front and rear bumpers, etc.
While interior specifics remain veiled in secrecy, a leaked spy shot showcases an elegant all-black theme, evoking a sense of sophistication. It will get a four-spoke multifunction steering wheel, and rumours suggest that a fully digital instrument console, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, and an expansive touchscreen infotainment system would also be offered.
Hyundai will also offer a ton of safety equipment on the updated SUV, like six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control, 360-degree parking camera, etc. We anticipate the possible incorporation of an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) as well. Similar to the current model, the interior space will be impressive, and suitable for five adults.
The facelifted Hyundai Creta will probably carry forward the current 1.5-litre NA petrol and 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engines. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol motor, however, would be replaced by the new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is also available on the new Verna. Transmission options will include a 6-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, CVT, 6-speed AT, and 7-speed DCT.
With its imminent arrival on the horizon, the 2024 Hyundai Creta facelift is one of the most highly-anticipated upcoming cars in our market. Upon launch, it will continue to rival the likes of Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Maruti Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and its cousin Kia Seltos. The upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross is also set to join the fray very soon.