The Hyundai Creta is currently the most popular vehicle in the compact SUV segment in India. No matter how many new SUVs are launched in its segment, it continues to triumph over everyone. However, it has been out for quite some time now, and a facelift is now due. For the longest time, it has been reported that the company is working on the facelift of this model, and recently, a clear video showing two Hyundai Creta facelift models being tested has been shared online. The video reveals all the exterior and interior updates of this new SUV.
The video of the Hyundai Creta facelift test mules has come courtesy of The Car Show. The video was uploaded on their channel. The video starts off with the introduction of the model and then shows the test mules being driven and also shares some pictures of the cars as well. It mentions that the current generation Creta, which has been out since 2020, will be getting this facelift. It added that the car could most likely be launched by January 2024. The model was supposed to be launched at this year’s Auto Expo held in Delhi; however, it got delayed.
Exterior upgrades of 2024 Hyundai Creta
The presenter in the video mentions that, as the Hyundai Creta’s cousin, Kia Seltos received a facelift with new design and features, the Creta will also be getting the same. The major highlight of this facelift will be a brand new exterior design. The front of the vehicle, as seen in the video, shows that the headlights, DRLs, and the grille will be fully changed. The car will get a new LED headlight setup on the top-spec variants and a new projector headlight setup on lower trims. The grille has been revised as well. The presenter adds that the fog lamps have now been removed from the vehicle.
Next up, he adds that two of the major feature upgrades on the new 2024 Hyundai Creta will be the addition of ADAS and front parking sensors. The car will come with cameras as well as radar-based ADAS for more accuracy; it will also be getting features like emergency braking, as seen on the new Kia Seltos. Moving on, the changes on the side profile have been kept to a minimum. One of the two spotted test mules was seen with a set of new 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, although the other was equipped with the same 17-inch alloy wheels from the outgoing model.
Following this, the video then shows the rear end of the new 2024 Creta. Now, although the car was spotted wearing heavy black camouflage, it could be noted that the taillights have been changed. The video showed that the car will come with new rectangular LED taillights, similar to the old Venue sub-compact SUV. Additionally, the rear turn signals were shown working, and they will be sequential-type turn indicators in the new 2024 Hyundai Creta.
Interior updates of 2024 Hyundai Creta
Next up, the video shows and talks about the interior of the test mules. It mentions that the naturally aspirated petrol and diesel engined models will get the same black and beige-colored interiors. However, the 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol-engined Creta will come with an all-black interior like the Hyundai Verna petrol turbo sedan. The rear seats now will get adjustable headrests for all three passengers and will also get two USB Type-C charging ports along with rear AC vents as well.
Following this, the front portion of the interior was shown in the video. Sadly, the entire dashboard was covered with black covering, so nothing was visible. However, the video mentions that most likely the new 2024 Creta will get the same connected dual-screen setup as the new Kia Seltos. Both the digital instrument gauge cluster and touchscreen infotainment system will be 10.25-inch screens. These screens will come equipped with all the modern connectivity features.
Lastly, the presenter talks about the drivetrain options for the new 2024 Hyundai Creta. He mentions that the SUV will be offered with three engine options. The first will be a 1.5-liter petrol turbocharged engine, which will be producing a maximum of 160 bhp. The other two options will be the 1.5-liter diesel and 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. These diesel engines will produce around 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated petrol engine will make around 113 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque. The presenter adds that the company was testing the diesel and naturally aspirated petrol Creta.