The Hyundai Creta has been a popular choice in the C-SUV segment since its launch in 2015, thanks to its impressive range of features and powertrain options. Even with the release of the second-generation Creta in 2020, the model continues to dominate the market due to its strong brand recall in India. While the Creta facelift has been launched in global markets, Hyundai India has not yet introduced the updated model in the country. However, recent spy shots of the Creta have surfaced online, which appears to be a different version of the facelifted SUV currently available in Indonesia and Thailand. It remains unclear if this could be the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift for the Indian market.
2023 Hyundai Creta Facelift Design Details
Although the test car is covered in camouflage, we can discern some details of the new Creta facelift, particularly from its front profile. The updated model is expected to feature a wider grille with larger rectangular chrome elements. Additionally, it may come equipped with split LED headlights similar to those seen on the Venue and upcoming Exter SUV. The top section of the headlight cluster may include LED DRLs and turn indicators, while the lower section could house individual LED lights for the low and high beams.
2023 Hyundai Creta Facelift With 360-Degree Camera, ADAS
The upcoming 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift is expected to introduce several new features, including a 360-degree parking camera and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The recently leaked spy shots showcase the placement of a front parking camera just below the Hyundai logo, as well as a visible radar sensor on the lower bumper. Presently, the MG Astor is the sole C-segment SUV offering ADAS features, but the forthcoming Honda SUV is anticipated to become the second contender in the segment to provide ADAS capabilities.
2023 Hyundai Creta Facelift Powertrain Details
It’s highly likely that the 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift will continue to offer the current model’s 1.5L normal petrol and 1.5L turbo diesel engines. Additionally, the updated Creta may also feature the latest 1.5L turbo petrol engine, which is found in the new Verna sedan. This particular engine is already available in the Creta-based Hyundai Alcazar, generating 160PS of power at 5500rpm and 253Nm of torque between 1500rpm and 3500rpm. It’s paired with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2023 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launch Details
According to a spokesperson from Hyundai, the Creta facelift will not be released in India in 2023. As a result, it is speculated that the recently spotted test model of the new Creta facelift could potentially launch in 2024. The upcoming Indian version of the Creta facelift is expected to differ significantly from the model that’s currently available in Indonesia and Thailand.
The Hyundai Creta has been a popular SUV in the Indian market since its launch in 2015, and the second-generation model that was introduced in 2020 has continued to dominate the segment. While a facelifted version of the Creta has been released in global markets, it has not yet been launched in India. However, recent spy shots of a camouflaged Creta have surfaced online, indicating that a facelifted version of the SUV could be in the works for the Indian market. The upcoming model is expected to feature a redesigned front profile, advanced driver assistance systems, and the possibility of a new turbo petrol engine. Although the launch date of the new Creta facelift is still unknown, it’s anticipated to be different from the facelift that’s currently available in other countries.