Since its introduction in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has garnered an impressive sales figure of the Korean carmaker. In just one year of its launch, the urban SUV managed to clock approximately one lakh unit sales, which is a testimony to its popularity. In order to maintain its competitiveness, Hyundai India will introduce a facelifted version of the Hyundai Creta by early 2018. The company showcased a facelifted version of the Hyundai Creta at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show and it is expected come to India after the next generation Hyundai Verna. The Creta will be designed on the company's 'Fluidic Sculpture 2.0' design language and like other new offerings/facelifts in the country, the signature hexagonal grille will take centre stage up front. In addition, the SUV will also have a revised headlamp cluster, tail lamp cluster, fog lamps and a new alloy wheel design.
Powering the 2017 Hyundai Creta will be the existing set of engines, however, a notable change would be the inclusion of a mild-hybrid system in order to achieve better mileage figures. The 1.6 litre diesel, as well as petrol and the 1.4 litre diesel, will continue with the larger capacity engines available with a 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes, but, the smaller diesel unit is believed to come only with a 6-speed manual transmission.
At the recent launch of the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift, YK Koo, Managing Director, Hyundai India stated in a roundtable conference that the Korean carmaker will also foray into AMT or Automated Manual Transmission cars in future alongside the mild-hybrid feature. The company will also introduce a compact SUV based on the Carlino Concept showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The production-ready version will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra TUV 1OO.