Hyundai Creta facelift not coming to India for now – Report

Posted on: Jan 10, 2017 - 10:29am IST

Hyundai could introduce a facelift in 2018.

Motor Trend India reports that a facelift for the Hyundai Creta will not be coming to India for now. It was earlier rumoured to launch this year with design elements sourced from the Brazil-spec Hyundai Creta.

Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta front three quarters right side
The Creta facelift was earlier rumoured to borrow design elements from the Brazil-spec Hyundai Creta

The report states that the current iteration sold in India is performing well in the market, and Hyundai is concentrating on launching facelifts for the Grand i10 and Xcent duo as well as working on the next generation Hyundai Verna, which is expected to arrive in H2 2017.

A facelift is more likely to be introduced in 2018, when the Creta completes 3 years in its product lifecycle. It’s unclear if the facelifted Creta will look identical to the Brazil-spec model, or feature unique design elements, since Motor Trend India states that the styling of the Brazil-spec Creta loses some of the SUV toughness seen in the current Creta, which may not appeal to some buyers.

Hyundai Creta 1.6 Petrol Automatic front quarter Review
Another reason stated by Motor Trend India is that the styling of the Brazil-spec Creta loses some of the SUV toughness seen in the model sold in India.

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Another report suggests that the Hyundai Creta will get a mild-hybrid system in 2018, which could be equipped in the 1.6 CRDi diesel variant of the facelifted model.

Hyundai Creta – Image Gallery

[Source: Motor Trend India]

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