The 2018 Hyundai Creta has been launched in Asia, is priced from Rs. 9.43 lakhs.
The compact SUV that made the entire automobile industry sit up and take notice has been given a facelift. Yes, the 2018 Hyundai Creta has been launched in Asia with prices starting from Rs. 9.43 lakhs (ex-showroom, Asia). The compact SUV gets subtle styling tweaks both inside out but mechanically remains the same. Bookings for the vehicle have commenced across Hyundai’s dealerships in Asia and deliveries are expected to commence soon.
In terms of design and styling, the front and rear-end get minor tweaks. There is a new cascading effect grille with a chrome surround and flanked by projector headlights. The LED DRLs have been moved from the headlights to the lower part of the bumper near the fog lamps housing. They have a C/D shape to them depending on the viewing angle and look quite cool. The design of the fog lamps has changed too. The bumper features wider airdams with a silver skid plate that extends upwards to form a bull-bar like design. At the sides, there are new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with a new design (only on the top-spec SX (O) trim), lower variants get 16-inch alloys or steel wheels.
The interior vastly remains identical to the pre-facelifted car but now gets new features. While the 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel and the instrument cluster are carried over unchanged, there is an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen AVN system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink on offer. In terms of features, apart from the automatic climate control, push-button start, steering mounted audio controls, ARKAMYS Sound System, rear AC vent and rear parking sensors with camera, the facelifted Creta also gets an electric sunroof, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, wireless charger, wearable ‘Smart Key Band’ and cruise control.
The 2018 Hyundai Creta draws power from the same 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The compact SUV is also available in a 1.4-litre diesel engine option. The 1.6-litre oil-burner puts out 128 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque while the 1.6-litre petrol produces 123 PS and 151 Nm. The 1.4-litre diesel makes 90 PS of power and 220 Nm of torque. Both the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel powertrains get a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission but the 1.4 diesel does the job with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
2018 Hyundai Creta Price
* 1.6 E – Rs. 9.43 lakhs
* 1.6 E+ – Rs. 9.99 lakhs
* 1.6 SX – Rs. 11.93 lakhs
* 1.6 SX Dual tone – Rs. 12.43 lakhs
* 1.6 SX AT – Rs. 13.43 lakhs
* 1.6 SX (O) – Rs. 13.59 lakhs
* 1.4 E+ – Rs. 9.99 lakhs
* 1.4 S – Rs. 11.73 lakhs
* 1.6 S AT – Rs. 13.19 lakhs
* 1.6 SX – Rs. 13.23 lakhs
* 1.6 SX Dual tone – Rs. 13.73 lakhs
* 1.6 SX AT – Rs. 14.83 lakhs
* 1.6 SX (O) – Rs. 15.03 lakhs
(all prices, ex-showroom, Asia)