Hyundai Motor India recently launched the Hyundai Elite i20 facelift at the Auto Expo 2018. However, the upcoming Creta Facelift was conspicuous by its absence. That said, the 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift has been spied testing in Chennai ahead of its launch in the country. Hyundai India is yet to reveal the launch timeframe of the new Creta, however, media reports suggest the SUV will be launched in the country by mid 2018. The Creta facelift will carry a slight premium over the current model and is expected to be priced in the range of INR 9.5 lakh to INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom). Also Read: 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 vs Maruti Baleno Comparison
The mid-life facelift on the 2018 Hyundai Creta will be limited to minor updates to the exteriors and interiors. The Creta facelift will sport the Cascading front grille to give it a more familiar look along with revised bumper and fog lamps. The car will get new alloy wheels while the rear profile will be slightly updated with a new bumper. Interiors will largely remain the same, but Hyundai could use better plastics for the dashboard. We can also expect more features and an updated infotainment system. Read More: New Hyundai Creta 2017 Starts Testing in India Check Spy Images
The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift will continue to get the same petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine produces 121 BHP of power and 154 Nm of torque. The car gets two diesel engines, a 1.4-litre CRDi diesel motor that produces 89 BHP of power and 220 Nm of torque, while the 1.6-litre CRDi VGT diesel engine produces 126 BHP of power and 260 Nm of torque. Read More: 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 Petrol Automatic India Launch in May
All the engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines also get a 6-speed automatic transmission as an option. The current Hyundai Creta with the 1.6L diesel motor is infamous for its turbo-lag. Hyundai is said to have worked on this issue with the Creta facelift by offering the same amount of torque at lower revs, similar to the new-generation Hyundai Verna. The 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift will help the company in consolidating its position in the compact SUV segment.