The 2018 Creta gets several new features, including a sunroof. And although the prices of mid-spec variants have fallen, the range-topping ones have become dearer!
Hyundai has launched the 2018 Creta facelift in the country at a starting price of Rs 9.43 lakh for the base petrol E variant. The new starting price is around Rs 14,000 more than the older version. In fact, the mid-life refresh of the best-selling compact SUV has breached the Rs 15 lakh mark for the first time as the range-topping diesel variant is now priced at Rs 15.03 lakh (ex-showroom).
The prices of the mid-spec variants of the Creta have gone down, while range-topping variants have become dearer due to the addition of several new features. The 2018 Creta comes in a total of five variants as opposed to the seven variants that were available with the pre-facelift model. Yes, Hyundai has given the S+ and SX+ variants a miss this time around.
- Hyundai has increased the base price (E variant) of the petrol-powered Creta variant by Rs 14,000, while the E+ is offered at the same price as before
- The old SX+ variant is now known as the SX and is priced lower than before
- The petrol dual-tone version, which is available in select colours, sees a marginal hike of Rs 3,000
- The automatic variant is priced at Rs 40,000 more than the previous model. It has received several new features such as an electric sunroof, cruise control, a new 7-inch infotainment system, Hyundai telematic services, Isofix child seat anchors, and daytime running LEDs (DRLs)
- Hyundai is offering a fully-loaded SX (O) variant with the petrol-powered version of the Creta for the first time. At Rs 13.59 lakh, it is now the most expensive variant in the Creta’s petrol lineup
- Hyundai has discontinued the previous S+ variant and it is now known as the S variant
- While the base price (E variant) of the Creta 1.4-litre diesel has remained unchanged at Rs 9.99 lakh, the top-spec S variant is now more affordable by around Rs 54,000
- The base automatic variant (S AT) of the Creta facelift powered by the 1.6-litre diesel engine is now Rs 50,000 lesser than before
- The base manual variant (previously known as SX+ and now called SX) is priced around Rs 25,000 less than before, while its dual-tone version is now more affordable by Rs 13,000
- Surprisingly, the price hike associated with the 1.6-litre diesel automatic is less when compared to the equivalent petrol variant as the SX diesel automatic attracts a hike of Rs 24,000 when compared to Rs 40,000 in the case of the petrol-powered SUV. The major new addition in both variants is the electric sunroof
- The top-spec SX (O) variant of the Creta now attracts a premium of around Rs 51,000 over the outgoing version. That’s because of the new features it has received such as a 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, electric sunroof, smart key band, cruise control, wireless charging and auto dimming IRVM (inside rearview mirror)
Check out what each variant of the Creta facelift packs here: Hyundai Creta Facelift Variant And Features
The 2018 Hyundai Creta features a revised front fascia featuring a new grille, which is now placed closer to the headlamps. The restyled bumper comes with daytime running LEDs around the fog lamp housing. The headlamp silhouette remains the same but the internal layout is new. Like before, it continues to feature halogen projector headlamps. The Creta facelift is available in seven colours: Polar White, Sleek Silver, Stardust, Fiery Red, Phantom Black along with Marina Blue and Passion Orange, which have been introduced with the facelift. These new shades are also available with the Elite i20 facelift.
As far as the side profile goes, the newly-designed 17-inch machine-finished alloy wheels are the only elements that separate the Creta facelift from the previous model. The rear gets a new dual-tone bumper and tail lamps with new graphics. Sadly, Hyundai has decided not to offer LED elements in the tail lamps that are otherwise available in the China-spec model. The cabin, too, has been carried forward with the same dual-tone black-and-beige theme. The dual-tone variants, however, feature an all-black cabin with orange highlighters as before.
The Creta facelift remains mechanically unchanged and continues to be powered by the same 1.6-litre and 1.4-litre diesel engine along with the 1.6-litre petrol motor. The 1.6-litre engines come with an option of a 6-speed automatic, while a 6-speed manual is standard across the range.