Hyundai Creta facelift: spy shots reveal expected features


Hyundai India seems to be rigorously testing the upcoming Creta facelift across the country, and new spy shots have surfaced online revealing fresh details about the features and design updates. Sources tell us that Hyundai will begin production of the Creta facelift at its Chennai factory starting January 2024.

  1. Creta facelift to be launched early next year
  2. Will feature an ADAS suite and a 360 degree camera
  3. Will come with three powertrain options

2024 Hyundai Creta facelift: what all will be new? 

As we've previously reported, the India-spec Creta facelift's design will take inspiration from the new Hyundai Palisade. Differentiating itself from the Tuscon-inspired Creta sold in ASEAN markets, the made-in-India Creta (codenamed SU2i, where i stands for India) facelift features heavily updated designs across the board. It will sport an updated bumper, revamped tailgate and H-shaped LED DRLs like the Exter sub-compact SUV. Besides this, the Creta facelift will also get a split-unit vertical headlamp design with cube-like detailing and an updated front grille.

Whilst the silhouette remains largely the same, spy shots show that the alloy wheel design is similar to the current-gen Creta. There have also been sightings of Creta facelift test mules with larger 18-inch wheels from the Alcazar. 

Talking about the features, the updated Creta will feature an ADAS suite and a 360-degree camera like its Kia sibling. While there are no major changes expected on the interior front, there will be new shades for the upholstery and some minor changes here and there. The 10.25-inch screen for infotainment will most likely continue on the updated Creta.

With this facelift, the new 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine will finally make its way to the Creta. The same engine powers the Kia Seltos facelift, Hyundai Alcazar, Hyundai Verna and the Kia Carens. Transmission options are expected to be a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The other engine options include a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine; both engines churn out 115hp.

2024 Hyundai Creta facelift launch date, rivals

We expect Hyundai to launch the Creta facelift early next year. The Creta's rivals include the Kia SeltosHonda ElevateMaruti Suzuki Grand VitaraToyota HyryderSkoda KushaqVolkswagen Taigun and MG Astor. Once the Creta facelift is launched, the Alcazar SUV, which is essentially a three-row Creta, will also get a mid-lifecycle refresh.

Hyundai also has plans for an electric Creta. While there's been no confirmation on its launch date, sources say production will begin sometime in late 2024, with sales beginning in early 2025.

Also see:

Hyundai Creta facelift continues testing; 1.5-litre diesel test mule spotted

Hyundai Creta EV takes shape ahead of 2025 launch


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