Hyundai just launched the facelifted version of its stellar model, Creta in India on May 21, 2018 and the SUV has already received 14,366 bookings within ten days of its launch. The model is retailed in several markets including India where it was first launched in July 2015. Reiterating its success on a global level, Hyundai has sold over 4 lakh units of Creta globally. A popular model in India, its cumulative sales surpassed 2.5 lakh units in March 2018 in the country, testifying its popularity in the domestic market. Moreover, the SUV has received over 70,000 enquires for the facelifted model within 10 days of launch.
Coming to the 2018 Hyundai Creta, it gets a bunch of cosmetic changes such as the redesigned projector headlamps, new ‘Cascade deign’ radiator grille, new bumpers, new faux skid plates, new positioning and LED daytime running light. At the side, it gets 17.0-inch alloy wheels and reworked split tail-lamps. It additionally packs a slew of new comfort and convenience features including some of the segment first tech. Among the new features, the 2018 Creta gets Smart Key Band with an integrated fitness tracker, cruise control, electric sunroof, wireless phone charger, sliding front armrest and 6-way power driver seat.
There 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system too gets an update that now offers improved viewability and smoother operation. It is supported by Hyundai’s AutoLink smartphone app which helps the owner keep a check on vehicle’s well being, monitor driving pattern, get roadside assistance, manage parking and make a service request.
Mechanically, the new Hyundai Creta remains unchanged with the same set of engines powering the line-up. That said, it gets the 1.4-litre dual VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre, U2 CRDi diesel unit and the high displacing 1.6-litre U2 VGT CRDi diesel powertrain. Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed auto box.