Hyundai Creta has got a lot of love from Indian customers and it has been selling like hot cakes since its launch in 2015. However, with newer cars in the competition like the Jeep Compass, the car has started to show its age and the company intends to fix that. According to reports an all new Hyundai Creta was in the works and was to be launched in early 2018 which we can now confirm since the car was spotted under heavy camouflage on Indian roads.
Hyundai Creta 2018: What to Expect?
The new 2018 facelift will try to keep the cars like Jeep Compass from eating into the sales of the Hyundai SUV. To counter that, an all wheel drive might be in the pipeline too along with the existing two wheel drive on the Hyundai Creta. In terms of mechanicals, no huge changes are expected and the SUV is likely to make a comeback with the same set of engines which we also get in the Verna. The infotainment list in the previous generation was not very impressive, and it is expected that the new Hyundai Creta will offer both Apple Carplay and Android Auto along with the cooling seats that are offered on the Korean company’s sedan Verna. To make the car look more rugged and SUV like there will be heavy use of black cladding around the car, something which can help the Hyundai Creta to appeal to a larger audience.
Hyundai Creta 2018: Launch and Price Details
The existing Hyundai Creta competes with cars like Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano but frankly is priced at quite a premium and ends up in a segment above. Expect the pricing to be very similar to the existing model but if a four wheel drive option is offered it might take up the price of the top end variant by up to 1.5 Lakh Rupees in India. There have been rumours that the Hyundai Creta 2018 will launch early next year and the fact that it has been testing on Indian roads already, it is likely to be launched by March. It might also be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 in Noida.