The 2018 Hyundai Creta is a compact crossover SUV targeted mainly at Asian market is getting a makeover for 2018. It was also sold as the Hyundai Cantus and ix25. The 2018 version is being prepared for release and the images of test versions have already been published on the web.
2018 Hyundai Creta – Design Specs
The 2018 Hyundai Creta SUV sports a bold and sleek exterior styling. The signature hexagonal front grille is now revamped and bumpers also get a revision. The lamps at back and front side have also been revised to an extent. The car may get 6 trims and several exterior colors. It is expected that the car will be sold with different wheel choices.
Not much is known about the cabin of 2018 Hyundai Creta. But it is expected that the cabin will get better quality materials and there will be customization choices. It will be a 4 seater car. Cargo space may also be the same as 2017 model. The cabin is also expected to have convenient small item storage cubicles.
The 2018 Hyundai Creta will get laden with top safety features. It will be equipped with Hill-start assist control, Electronic stability control, six airbags, Rear parking assist system, ABS with Electronic Braking Force Distribution, Vehicle stability management. These are decent but advanced safety features like blind spot monitor, 360-degree camera and lane keep assist are not present.
The touchscreen infotainment system will have support for navigation, USB, Bluetooth audio streaming. HD radio and Smartphone integration are also expected. Features like 2-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, heated seats, heater steering wheel and parking sensors are also expected. However, top trims will get such features as standard. The inclusion of Cluster Ionizer is one handy feature and it helps purify air inside the cabin.
2018 Hyundai Creta – Drivetrain Configuration
As per the updates, 2018 Creta will have the same engine options as the 2017 model- which is not a bad thing after all. The 1.4-litre diesel engine and a larger 1.6-litre unit will be there. They get mated with 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. You can also opt for the 1.6-litre gasoline engine too. There are rumors about Hyundai introducing a hybrid power train but nothing is confirmed.
2018 Hyundai Creta – Price and Release Date
Hyundai is yet to declare pricing details of 2018 Creta. However, it is likely to be made in sync of that of its predecessor. It will be released in late 2017.
Hyundai Creta 2018 compact SUV receives some nice exterior styling changes and minor in-cabin upgrades. The styling updates are welcome but the car continues with same powertrain options- more or less. The safety features are decent but there are rivals notably those from stables of Ford and Mazda that score better in these segments. Besides, the amenities are standard in the top trim only. Hyundai should not raise the price much given the steep competition in this segment.