Will the 2018 Hyundai Creta get these 5 changes?

04/04/2017 - 16:25 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Expected to arrive sometime next year.

The Hyundai Creta was launched in India in mid-2015. Sometime next year, it will receive a facelift to stay fresh while competition increases in the segment with the arrival of new crossovers like the Renault Captur and the Tata Nexon, as well as refreshed and new variants of existing models. Here are the 5 expected changes for the 2018 Hyundai Creta.

2017 Hyundai Creta front three quarters
The Indian-spec 2018 Hyundai Creta should have an exterior similar to that of the Brazilian-spec 2017 Hyundai Creta.

1. New exterior

The Hyundai Creta should receive fresh exterior styling with the facelift. The new look could somewhat mimic the Brazilian-spec version which features a prominent radiator grille, air dam grille, horizontal fog lamps, sculpted bumpers and fresh taillights and alloy wheel designs. Two-tone exterior colour schemes have just arrived for the Creta, and the facelift may bring more two-tone colour options.

2. Interior revisions

The interior may not receive extensive updates. Changes should revolve around new trim and upholstery and a revised equipment list. A report last year said Hyundai is planning a seven-seat version of the Creta with the release of the next-gen model in 2021.

3. New features

The facelifted Hyundai Creta could receive new features like cruise control. HMIL is not interested in the Creta 4WD, but it could consider offering the AT in the top-spec SX (O) variant.

4. Infotainment system

The Hyundai Creta is about to receive an upgraded version of the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which will feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink soon this year. With the facelift, Hyundai may improve the functionality of this system with a software upgrade.

5. Mild-hybrid technology

2017 Hyundai Creta dashboard
The 2018 Hyundai Creta could feature mild-hybrid tech for improved fuel economy.

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Beginning this month, mild-hybrid vehicles no longer receive a subsidy under the government's FAME scheme. However, at least for offering more fuel efficiency, Hyundai could employ a mild-hybrid technology in the Creta. Reports last year said that the company may offer mild-hybrid technology in the Verna too.

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