South Korean automaker Hyundai is likely to launch the VRT 2018 Creta on the Indian market next year. Faced with this, the Creta 2018 was spotted in China without any disguise.
Redesign of 2018 Hyundai Creta
The main discussion point of the 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift will be its exterior design. The images shown here of the Brazil-spec model illustrate a new interface. There is a new grille that is larger and the bumper is also new. In addition, vertical fog lamps were replaced by horizontal fog lamps. The facelift of Creta for India could have a similar appearance. However, it is sure to have a slightly different grid with the new “cascading” design seen on the updated versions of the Grand i10 and Xcent. Backwards, the new Creta presents subtle changes to the taillights. They get different details with the turn indicators and the reverse lights now placed under the main stop lights. Like the front, the rear bumper is new with a silver-tone non-slip plate and new reflectors. Overall, the changes to the next Hyundai Creta facelift will not be very drastic, but will ensure that the exterior is consistent with Hyundai’s current design language.
Changes to the cabin will be minimal. In fact, the basic design and layout of the dashboard will remain the same. Hyundai recently added a new 7-inch touch screen to the Creta and Dual Tone paint options.
Hyndai Creta 2018 Engine
The updated Creta will share the same engine set of the current model. The petrol variant of the car will be powered by a 1.6-liter VTVT dual unit that will produce a maximum power of 121bhp and a maximum torque of 151Nm. The SUV’s diesel range includes a 1.4-liter CRDi unit and a 1.6-liter U2 CRDi VGT. While the former is capable of producing 89bhp of power and 220Nm of torque, the 1.6 liter engine is good for 126bhp of power and 259Nm of torque. The company was considering introducing a gentle hybrid technology both in gasoline and diesel. However, nothing official about the same was revealed by the manufacturer. The transmission options on the carline will include the standard 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic unit
Concerning its competition, this compact SUV of the South Korean automaker will continue to compete with Renault Meuse, Nissan Terrano and Honda BR-V.