The all-new 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift was spotted testing on Indian roads for quite some time now, and the spy images kept crawling up on the internet by auto enthusiasts. The leaked images reveal that the SUV is likely to be the most premium Creta ever. The facelift edition is all set to go on sale on May 22nd, according to dealers, who have already begun accepting bookings for the SUV, for a token amount of Rs 30,000. Also, the leaked images of the scanned brochure for the 2018 facelift edition suggests that the SUV has started arriving at the dealerships, while the deliveries may begin on the launch day itself.
The leaked brochure images unveil the 2018 Creta facelift to come in 6 variants – E, E+, S, SX, SX (dual tone) and SX (O). The competition including the Jeep Compass, Renault Captur and recently facelifted Mahindra XUV500, makes sure to expect that the new 2018 Creta will be more equipped than the ongoing model, to compete with its rivals. Moreover, two fresh new colour options, according to the leaked brochure are arriving along with the SUV’s latest edition – Passion Orange and Marina Blue. The existing colour options are also available to choose from as a dual tone option with a black roof, along with the existing Polar White with a Phantom Black shade, while the single colour options being same as current offerings.
Under the hood, the concealed beast remains the same, not needing any modifications or improvements whatsoever according to the South Korean carmaker, offering the same engine options as on the ongoing models. The existing engine options include the 89 bhp 1.4-litre diesel, the 123 bhp 1.6-litre petrol, along with the top-end 126 bhp 1.6-litre diesel. The inferior 1.4-litre diesel comes equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission on offer, while both the 1.6-litre engines come with two options to choose from — a 6-speed manual, or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Since the new edition is a facelift, we can expect some cosmetic changes to the SUV as well, which includes a revised front grille, new headlamp clusters and a redesigned front bumper with silver trim on the edges, while the fog lamps are outlined with C-shaped LED DRLs. The rear end of the vehicle gets a new bumper and tweaked tail lamps, and the higher trims of the SUV are offered with dual-tone 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a sunroof. The mid variants will come equipped with standard 16-inch alloys and the lower trims will get 16-inch steel wheels with wheel caps.
The interiors get minor tweaks from the ongoing models, including the metallic trims around the air-conditioning vents among several other subtle changes. The 2018 Creta features a touchscreen infotainment system that supports smartphone connectivity, a first in class wireless phone charger, along with ergonomic enhancement features like 6-way power adjustable driver seat, sliding front armrest, automatic climate control and cruise control. The smart key band offered with the new Creta can be worn around the wrists without the need of taking it out at all during the course of the journey. It is not just another smart car key used to lock or unlock the doors and tailgate of the SUV, but also doubles as a fitness monitor, which is capable of displaying your step count, calorie count and has a built-in sleep monitoring function as well, while the additional features include a time display with an inbuilt alarm and incoming call alert. So, adding to the perks of owning a 2018 Hyundai Creta, you won’t need a separate fitness monitor for tracking your health.
Not compromising on the safety, Hyundai is offering features like driver and passenger airbags and ABS – standard across all variants. The top-end trim gets a set of 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Hill Start Assist. The much-needed features like Rear parking sensors and the wide-angle camera will be offered on all variants except for the base variants – E and E+.
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