2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift

16/07/2017 - 21:53 | Dhruv Saxena

Launched in 2015, the Creta became a runaway success for Hyundai selling 1.5 lakh units in less than two years. It also won the Indian Car of the Year 2015 trophy among other accolades. With the C2-segment SUV about to complete three years on sale in India, Hyundai has decided to give it a facelift. The upcoming 2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift could resemble the model that went on sale in Brazil in January 2017 or borrow from the China-spec model that was unveiled in August 2017. Quite obviously, Hyundai is yet to comment on Hyundai Creta facelift Launch in India as it will affect the sales of the current model. However, a report suggests the new model Creta will break cover in May 2018.

2018 Hyundai Creta facelift india front three quarters

Hyundai Creta – Overview

Launched in 2015, the Creta has been consistently averaging around 7,000 units a month making it the segment leader. It is also the most affordable Hyundai SUV currently on sale. Hyundai, in April 2017, introduced new variants of the Creta offering a dual tone paint scheme and an updated 7 inch touchscreen unit. The SUV is available with a 1.6 L Petrol with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options. Diesel options include a 1.4 L mated to a 6-speed manual and a 1.6 L mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Launch in India

Model Name Launch Date (expected)
Hyundai Creta Facelift May 2018

The launch of the new model Creta could take place by mid-2018 coinciding with the 3rd Anniversary of the popular SUV in India.

The facelift unveiled in China, where the Creta is sold as Hyundai ix25, is slightly different in terms of styling compared to the Brazil-spec Creta. It features a different grille with softer changes to the bumper. Which one the India-bound Creta facelift resembles more remains to be seen.

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Price in India

Variant Ex-Showroom Price (Estimated)
Base Model Rs. 9.30 lakh
Top Model Rs. 15.00 lakh

With the introduction of GST July 1, 2017 onwards, the Creta witnessed a big reduction in price. Although prices are now back to pre-GST levels. The addition of new features may lead to an increment in prices of top-end grades. Expect prices to fall in the Rs. 9-15 lakh bracket. Here’s the full Hyundai Creta price list for reference:

Hyundai Creta price list

Hyundai Creta variant Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
1.6L Dual VTVT 6MT E INR 9,29,000
1.6L Dual VTVT 6MT E+ INR 9,99,900
1.6L Dual VTVT 6MT SX+ 12,02,275
1.6L Dual VTVT 6MT SX+ (Dual Tone) 12,40,467
1.6L Dual VTVT 6AT SX+ 13,03,704
1.4L CRDi 6MT E+ 9,99,900
1.4L CRDi 6MT S 11,38,077
1.4L CRDi 6MT S+ 12,27,012
1.6L CRDi VGT 6AT S+ 13,69,052
1.6L CRDi VGT 6MT SX 12,50,484
1.6L CRDi VGT 6MT SX+ 13,48,282
1.6L CRDi VGT 6MT SX+ (Dual Tone) 13,86,654
1.6L CRDi VGT 6MT SX (O) 14,52,621
1.6L CRDi VGT 6AT SX+ 14,59,642

Competition Check

Hyundai Creta will continue to rival the current small SUVs/crossovers available in India –

  • Renault Duster
  • Honda BR-V
  • Maruti S-Cross
  • Nissan Terrano
  • Renault Captur

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Specifications

2018 Hyundai Creta Petrol
Engine 1.6 L Petrol
Power 123 PS
Torque 15.4 kgm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/6-speed AMT
Estimated Mileage 15-16 KMPL

Engine options for the Creta are likely to remain the same. The tables here show specifications of the model currently on sale.

2018 Hyundai Creta Diesel
Engine 1.4 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel
Power 90 PS/128 PS
Torque 22.4 kgm/26.5 kgm
Transmission 6-speed Manual/6-speed Manual or 6-speed Automatic
Estimated Mileage 21-22 KMPL/19-20 KMPL

2018 Hyundai Creta facelift specifications
Hyundai Creta 2018 likely to continue with the engine lineup of the current model

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Mileage

Variant Estimated Overall Fuel Efficiency
Petrol 21-22 KMPL
Diesel 19-20 KMPL

With the engine and transmission options unchanged, the fuel consumption figures may not differ.

Hyundai has been working on mild hybrid tech for its cars. There could be a 6-7% increase in fuel efficiency if Hyundai decides to equip the new Creta with mild hybrid technology. The tech brings in an ‘integrated starter generator’ and a start-stop system. What this means, in simple terms, is that the motor assists the engine when the vehicle is running and utilises the energy lost during deceleration to charge a battery which is later pumped back into the system. It also consists of a start/stop system that cuts in whenever the car is idling longer.

With the implementation of GST, mild hybrids now attract the highest taxes (28% GST + 15% cess). HMIL could either drop the idea of a Creta mild-hybrid or strap it into select variants.

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Images (Brazil Spec Hyundai Creta)

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Design – What’s New?

As is the case with all recent model updates, Hyundai will update the Creta in line with the latest design language. Spy shots have revealed Hyundai’s signature ‘Cascading’ type grille design as a prominent exterior update. There will also be a new front bumper with deeper set fog lamp enclosure and smaller fog lamp units. At the back, the tail lamps will be reprofiled and may gain LED detailing. A new two-tone alloy wheel design, similar to the one the Brazil-spec Creta Sport gets, will also be part of the model year 2018 updates.

2018 Hyundai Creta facelift front
Hyundai Creta facelift is expected with considerable updates to the front end.

Changes to the cabin, if any, will be minor. Hyundai Creta’s AVN already offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As seen in spy pictures published recently, Hyundai will offer the new Creta with a sunroof.

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Features

  • Cascading type front grille
  • Sharper front bumper with deeper fog lamp enclosures
  • Updated two-tone diamond cut alloy wheel design
  • Reprofiled glow pattern for tail lamps
  • New paint shades
  • New upholstery
  • Sunroof

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Dimensions

Length x Width x Height 4270 x 1780 x 1630 mm
Wheelbase 2590 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 16 inch alloys
Boot Space 400 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres

These dimensions are unlikely to change as the 2018 Hyundai Creta is not a full model change.

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Engine and Transmission Options

  • 1.6 L Petrol with 6-speed Manual or 6-speed automatic
  • 1.4 L Diesel with 6-speed Manual
  • 1.6 L Diesel with 6-speed Manual or 6-speed automatic

Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Director, Sales & Marketing, HMIL, at the inauguration of the Global Quality and Training Centre in India earlier this year said that upcoming Hyundai products in India will receive new turbo engines and dual clutch transmissions. Whether the 2018 Hyundai Creta facelift is a beneficiary remains to be seen.

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift - Spy Shots