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Sneak preview of Hyundai Creta 2018 comes up

Arijit Roul / 12 Mar 2018

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Hyundai India is gearing up to launch the facelift version of Creta, its compact SUV that has been highly successful in the last two years since its launch. The facelift version that will be launched this year will take on contenders like Renault Duster, Honda BR-V and Nissan Terrano.

Hyundai India has started test runs for the updated version to be launched and there have been test mules spied on Indian roads.  The carmaker would be making the car more attractive and its updated version, internally code named ix25, is already launched in China last year.

From the spy images it is evident that the car is based on the Fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai. The cascading grille that is characteristic of the car would come with a restyled bumper. This will help distinguish the car from the existing model. There would be new fog lamps as well. Tweaks can be expected in the tail lights as well as in the rear bumper. The dimensions would remain the same and hence, the wheelbase and ground clearance would also stand the same as the existing gen model.

The interiors of the car would have comprehensive updates in line with the new Verna and the Elite i20. Hence, one can expect a new touch screen infotainment system along with automatic climate control, AC vents in the rear, ORVMs that are adjustable, power steering, ABS and EBD features, power steering, dual airbags and so forth.

The updated version would probably sport the same powertrain options. The petrol variant of the car with a 1.6 liter Dual VTVT engine would come mated with a six speed manual as well as six speed AT units. The diesel variants would comprise of 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter variants that come with a six speed manual and six speed automatic transmission systems.

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There are several other expectations from the facelift version, which would make the car more premiere than the updates that were introduced in 2017. The price of the car would be probably being around Rs 9.5 lakhs onwards. The updates that were introduced in 2017 such as a piano black roof top along with a black spoiler to add a sporty look would probably remain with the different variants. The dual tone options would remain such as the black and white or the red and black that has gained popularity over time.