2017 Hyundai Creta unveiled at Sao Paulo, India launch next year

The facelift will have minor cosmetic and software updates but there would be no mechanical changes for India when launched in 2017

By: | Published: November 11, 2016 11:27 AM
2017-hyundai-creta-at-sao-paulo-auto-show-main-image The 2017 Hyundai Creta will have revised bumpers and a new alloy wheel design

Hyundai has unveiled the facelifted Creta at the 2016 Sau Paulo Motor Show and is expected to be introduced in India in 2017. Mechanically, the SUV will have no updates and will be sold with a choice of diesel and petrol engines. However, there will be additional convenience and safety features, along with some cosmetic changes. These include revised front and rear bumpers, blackened out hexagonal grille with chrome outline and a new alloy wheel design.

Move to the inside of the 2017 Creta and there are minimal but significant changes. The tidy look with a plush feel is intact. The infotainment system, though, gets a software update and will support Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. Other than this, the upcoming SUV will retain its design cues on the inside but is expected to come with a new brown/black colour scheme for the dashboard and seats. Additional features would also include a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Along with this, the existing safety features will be carried forward, including stability control, hill-climb assist, ABS with EBD, SRS airbags and more for the higher variants.

In Brazil though, the 2017 Hyundai Creta will have mechanical updates and will sport a 1.6-litre U2 CRDI diesel engine and a 2.0-litre Nu petrol motor that has been seen in the current generation Hyundai Elantra in India. We expect the facelifted Creta to be launched in India in the second half of the calendar year 2017. With the above mentioned new features, one could expect a marginal price increase on the existing prices.