Upcoming Hyundai Creta Facelift Coming Next Year
New Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift will arrive in India by mid-2018, soon after its grand debut at the biennial event. Hyundai Creta is a crucial product for the company and it accounts for a huge chunk of Hyundai’s monthly sales. To keep the demand intact amid intense competition, Hyundai plans on bestowing intermittent updates on the SUV. The facelift version, set for launch by mid-2018 will act as a buffer until the new generation model is rolled-out in 2021. In line with Hyundai’s new strategy for the Indian market, it plans to introduce mild hybrid technology in its vehicles; however with the recent withdrawal of the subsidy to mild hybrids under the FAME scheme, there is yet no clarity if Hyundai will use this technology for its volume products.
Giving insight into the changes made to the facelift version, Hyundai had showcased Brazil bound Creta facelift at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show. The displayed model sported subtle styling updates, visible largely on the front profile. The view from the side was kept unchanged, hinting at superficial tweaks. Minor changes were seen on the rear end with a new tail-lamp and bumper.
Inside the cabin, the Brazil-bound Creta facelift sported new equipment including new climate control system with new colour backlight and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto for the infotainment system. Since these updates were seen on the Brazilian model, it is likely that India-spec model could inherit either some of all of the changes from the former.
New Hyundai Creta 2018 India Launch
Hyundai is expected to bring Creta facelift to the 2018 Auto Expo, slated to begin from February 9, 2018 at Greater Noida. The launch, albeit will take place post the biennial event by mid-2018.