India-made 2018 Hyundai Creta to be launched in South Africa soon

15/06/2018 - 11:55 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Towards the end of last month, the 2018 Hyundai Creta was launched in India. Soon, the India-made updated model will be launched in South Africa, as per a report from

2018 Hyundai Creta facelift front
The 2018 Hyundai Creta is the first model in its segment to come with a Smart Key Band.

The Hyundai Creta has received minor cosmetic changes, new comfort and convenience features and some performance improvements with its mid-cycle refresh. Key design changes include tweaked headlamps, Cascade design radiator grille, LED DRLs new dual-tone bumpers, new skid plates and tweaked tail lamps.

Passive keyless entry was already available in the Hyundai Creta, but Hyundai allows its owners to flaunt the feature in a new way now. A Smart Key Band, featuring an integrated fitness tracker, comes with the SUV. All an owner has to do now is wear it like a regular fitness band. This is a first-in-segment feature, at least in India. Other newly introduced features include an electric sunroof, 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, wireless smartphone charger, sliding front armrest and Auto Link smartphone app support for the infotainment system.

The Hyundai Creta’s engine/transmission combinations have remained the same post facelift. Hyundai has improved the 1.6-litre diesel engine to deliver maximum torque from lower engine speeds and across a wider band.

2018 Hyundai Creta facelift rear
Hyundai has improved the Creta's 1.6L diesel engine with its mid-cycle refresh.

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There’s no word on the expected pricing of the 2018 Hyundai Creta for South Africa. The outgoing model is priced from R 3,29,900 (INR 16,66,986.45).


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