The Hyundai Creta reigns supreme as the most popular vehicle in India’s compact SUV segment, consistently outshining its competitors. Despite the continuous influx of new SUVs in the market, the Creta maintains its dominance. However, as time has passed since its initial launch, a facelift for this model has become increasingly anticipated. Reports have circulated for a while suggesting that Hyundai is diligently working on the facelift for this popular SUV. Recently, an informative video showcasing two test mules of the Hyundai Creta facelift undergoing testing has surfaced online, providing a comprehensive look at the exterior and interior updates of this upcoming SUV.
The video, shared by The Car Show on their channel, begins with an introduction to the model and proceeds to showcase the test mules in action, supplemented by images of the vehicles. It is mentioned that the current-generation Creta, introduced in 2020, is in line to receive this facelift. Furthermore, it is speculated that the facelifted model may hit the market by January 2024. Initially, the plan was to unveil the model at this year’s Auto Expo in Delhi; however, the launch was postponed for undisclosed reasons.
Exterior upgrades of 2024 Hyundai Creta
In the video, the presenter highlights that much like its cousin, the Kia Seltos, which received a facelift featuring fresh design elements and enhanced features, the Hyundai Creta is set to undergo a similar transformation. The focal point of this facelift centers around an entirely new exterior design. Notably, the front of the vehicle will see substantial changes, including a revamped headlight arrangement, daytime running lights (DRLs), and grille. The top-spec variants will feature a new LED headlight setup, while the lower trims will sport a new projector headlight setup. The grille design has also been reworked, and the fog lamps have been removed, as observed in the video.
Additionally, two significant feature upgrades are anticipated for the 2024 Hyundai Creta. First, the vehicle will incorporate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and front parking sensors. These systems will utilize cameras and radar for enhanced accuracy and will include features such as emergency braking, aligning with the offerings on the new Kia Seltos.
Turning to the side profile of the Creta, the changes appear to be relatively subtle. One of the test mules showcased in the video was equipped with a fresh set of 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, while the other retained the same 17-inch alloy wheels from the previous model.
Moving to the rear of the 2024 Creta, despite the heavy black camouflage, it was discernible that alterations had been made to the taillights. The video revealed that the vehicle will feature new rectangular LED taillights, reminiscent of the design seen on the previous Venue sub-compact SUV. Furthermore, the video showcased the functioning rear turn signals, which will employ sequential-type indicators in the upcoming 2024 Hyundai Creta.
Interior updates of 2024 Hyundai Creta
The video proceeds to provide insights into the interior of the test mules. It is mentioned that the naturally aspirated petrol and diesel models will feature interiors adorned in a harmonious black and beige color scheme. However, for the 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol-powered Creta, an all-black interior, akin to the Hyundai Verna petrol turbo sedan, will be introduced. Notably, the rear seats will be equipped with adjustable headrests for all three passengers, a practical addition. Additionally, two USB Type-C charging ports and rear AC vents will enhance passenger comfort in the rear cabin.
Subsequently, the video transitions to showcasing the front portion of the interior. Regrettably, the entire dashboard is concealed with black covering, obscuring any visible details. However, it is suggested in the video that the new 2024 Creta is likely to adopt the same connected dual-screen setup as the new Kia Seltos. Both the digital instrument gauge cluster and the touchscreen infotainment system will boast generous 10.25-inch screens, equipped with an array of modern connectivity features to cater to the tech-savvy driver and passengers.
In the closing segment, the presenter delves into the drivetrain options for the upcoming 2024 Hyundai Creta. It is revealed that the SUV will offer a versatile selection of three engine choices. Firstly, there will be a robust 1.5-liter petrol turbocharged engine, delivering an impressive maximum output of 160 bhp, ensuring spirited performance.
The other two available options consist of the dependable 1.5-liter diesel engine and the reliable 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. These diesel powerplants are expected to generate approximately 115 PS of power and a robust 250 Nm of torque, delivering commendable performance. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated petrol engine is projected to produce around 113 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque, delivering a balanced performance for everyday driving needs.
The presenter underscores that the company was actively testing both the diesel and naturally aspirated petrol variants of the Creta, reaffirming the commitment to refining and optimizing the SUV’s performance.