2018 Hyundai Creta spied undisguised while out for TVC shoot

Already on sale in Brazil, Africa launch of the new Hyundai Creta facelift is scheduled to take place in a few weeks.

The Hyundai Creta facelift was officially unveiled in Brazil at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in November last year. Early this year, the Creta facelift was launched in Brazil, with prices starting from R$ 69,990 (INR 15 lakh). Available in a total of five trims, the top end variant costs R$ 99,490 (INR 21 lakh).

The new Creta facelift for Inida is now ready for launch. The car was spied by Team BHP while it was out for a TVC shoot. From the image, new grille and the new front is clearly visible.

Compared to the current Hyundai Creta, 2018 Creta has a chrome lining surrounding the front grille, revised bumper style, and horizontal fog lamps. At the rear, tail lamp design is revised, while there is a thin chrome lining running between the tail-lamps. Biggest addition is that of a sunroof.

On the inside, the basic layout is similar to African Creta, but the facelifted Brazilian variant comes with an advanced infotainment system that offers compatibility with Apple AvtoPlay and Android Auto. Expect these same updates and changes to also feature on the Africa-spec Hyundai Creta facelift.

The Latin American Creta has adopted a flex-fuel version of the 1.6-litre engine which is modified to run on both petrol and ethanol. The motor would produce 130 hp @ 6,300 rpm and 161.81 Nm torque @ 4,850 rpm. In addition to this, there is also the 2.0-litre flex-fuel engine on offer. This delivers 166 hp @ 6,200 rpm and 201.04 Nm torque @ 4,700 rpm. Transmission options include 6-speed MT and AT units with the 1.6l unit while the 2.0l engine is only offered with AT. Both engines are offered only with FWD system.

In Africa, Hyundai Creta facelift will continue to be offered with the same set of engines as has been seen on the current variant. Price too will be more or less same as before.