2021 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launched - Exteriors
Hyundai Creta facelift sports an all-new front end that takes huge inspiration from the 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The cascading grille with triangular elements merges seamlessly with the LED DRLs whereas the main headlights are fitted lower down on the bumper. The fog lights are enclosed the headlight casing itself, in a single unit. Hyundai has also added many brushed silver elements on the grille and lower bumper for a complete stance.
Coming to the side profile, not much has been changed as the new Creta carries over the current alloy wheels and the overall silhouette is intact too. On the rear though, there have been some changes in form of a bulged out boot lid and tweaked LED taillights design with a boomerang-style layout. Other than the front profile, the changes made to the new Creta are minimal, however, the new front end gives it a new appeal.
2021 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launched - Interiors
As we stated earlier, the interior layout of the 2021 Creta facelift is similar to that of the India-spec model. However, there have been some feature addons to make the package more attractive. Firstly, the instrument cluster is the same unit we get in the Alcazar with fully-digital instrumentation with variable themes. In addition to that, the new Creta also gains ADAS capabilities with features like auto emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and more. Talking about features, the Creta facelift offers Bose sound system, an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Bluelink, six airbags, ambient lighting, smart air purifier, panoramic sunroof, paddle shifters and more.
2021 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launched - Engine Options
In the Indonesian markets, Creta only gets the 1.5-litre Smartstream petrol engine. It produces 115Hp and 144 Nm of torque and comes with either a 6-speed manual or IVT gearbox. In the Indian market, Hyundai also offers 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol engine options. With the launch of the Creta facelift in the Indian market, Hyundai will carry forward with the same set of engine and gearbox options. In addition to that, Hyundai could also launch the iMT variants of the petrol and diesel engine options, following the trend of Kia Seltos.
Hyundai India is expected to launch the Creta facelift in the first half of 2022. It will appeal to the new set of customers and may change the formed opinion about the Creta being too radical for the mass market. Once launched, it will give tough days to other compact SUVs like the Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Kushaq and Nissan Kicks.
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