Hyundai is working on a new Creta which has been spotted testing. The Creta is currently the best selling Compact SUV segment in India. The company intends to keep up the momentum by updating the SUV with new styling and a revised feature list.
The Hyundai Creta second generation was unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo and launched in March 2020. This model exhibits styling largely inspired by the Hyundai Palisade. From the spy shots, we can see that the new Creta styling is largely inspired by the Hyundai Tucson which is already sold in few international markets. This hints that Hyundai is updating Creta with its family design language.
What is updated in the 2022 Hyundai Creta?
The exterior design cues are borrowed from the big brother, Tucson. However, the bodyshell of the SUV will remain the same. From the pics, we can see the updated parametric grille, the SUV features and the new LED DRLs blending into it. The headlights placement is the same but it is more rectangular now with a dark finished cluster. The side profile is likely to remain unchanged but gets redesigned alloy wheels, bumpers and bonnet.
Inside the cabin, the SUV is expected to get few updates but is likely to remain similar to the ongoing model. It could receive an updated upholstery and few tweaks.
The Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos are the most feature-loaded SUVs in the segment. The current features include ventilated front seats, powered driver seats, auto-dimming rearview mirrors inside, a smart panoramic sunroof, cruise control, traction control, paddle shifters and more.
The SUV is planned to be introduced with few extra features. To enrich the list the company might introduce a new heads-up-display (HUD) unit and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) enabling autonomous driving technology.
No mechanical updates for the upcoming Creta
There will be no mechanical changes for the 2022 Creta. The already present petrol and diesel engines will be continued. The 1.5L MPI naturally aspirated petrol engine is offered in a 6-speed manual and an IVT transmission. The 1.4L GDI turbo petrol engine is only offered with a DCT gearbox. The 1.5L diesel engine is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and a torque converter automatic transmission.
Additionally, the compact SUV could feature a 6-speed transmission for the 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine for all the petrol enthusiasts.
Hyundai Creta facelift launch in India
The ongoing Creta is priced between ₹10.0 lakh to ₹17.66 lakh (both ex-showroom) for the SX Opt Turbo dual-tone trim. The introduction of new features could bump up the price up to Rs. 35000-50,000 (approx) over the current pricing. There is no official word on the launch of the facelifted Creta, but we expect it to arrive somewhere in the second half of 2022.
The Creta goes against the Kia Seltos, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Harrier, all-new Skoda Kushaq and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun.
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