South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motors is all set to launch the facelifted version of its popular mid-size SUV, Creta in the Nepalese market in the coming months. The 2022 Hyundai Creta facelift was revealed in several international markets earlier this week. The upcoming SUV is said to come with a design inspired heavily by its larger sibling Tuscon/Santa Cruz. The new sketches of the 2022 Hyundai Creta facelift have already been teased across social media. Hyundai is expected to launch the facelifted Creta in Nepal during the new year 2022.
The upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift design updates are most likely to change while the profile and rear end look pretty much the same as the older generation. The new Creta will come with Hyundai Sensuous Sportiness design language with some new design touches like redesigned rectangular headlamps, new parametric grille, new spilled tail lamps, and other such elements. The design for the LED tail lamps has also been tweaked. The upcoming Creta will arrive with an all-digital instrument cluster that adapts its UI as per the drive mode selected which includes a panoramic sunroof and premium Bose speakers.
Hyundai has included some new features on the facelift, like a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (like the one seen in the Alcazar) including a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Hyundai is set to introduce the Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) on new updated Creta. ADAS is equipped with blind-spot collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist. While the overall design and layout of the cabin remain the same.
The upcoming Creta facelift will be powered by a 115hp, 144Nm, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, that can be had with either a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox option in Indonesia. However, once launched in Nepal, we can also expect it to feature a similar powertrain which is 115hp, 1.5-liter diesel, and 140hp, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine options from the current model. The Creta facelift will be paired with a six-speed manual and automatic transmission. The current model of Creta is offered in both petrol and diesel option.
Hyundai Motors hasn't given any final word on its Nepal launch but we expect it to arrive at our shores by the first half of 2022. Hyundai will price the new Creta Facelift at a premium over its current Creta pricing. Once launched, in Nepal Hyundai Creta facelift will continue to compete against the likes of Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, Nissan Kicks, and the new entrant MG Astor.