Hyundai Creta Facelift spied testing in Africa with sunroof

Hyundai Creta Facelift gears up for launch in Africa later in 2018.

Launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has been on sale in Africa for the past three years. It is time now for the family SUV to get a mid-life facelift. Over the last few months, the 2018 Creta has been spied multiple times. It has been spied testing once again. But this time, it is noted with a host of new updates – One of the being a sunroof.

2018 Hyundai Creta will be seen with new front and rear bumper designs, a cascading front grille, a new sunroof and diamond cut alloy wheels. It is also seen with LED lamps and fog lamps that sit flush within the newly designed air dams. The sides remain much the same at the earlier model but at the rear, a new dual exhaust set up is seen with fresh LED tail lamps.

The cabin is also expected to get a thorough update. Expect the new cabin to be similar in design to the new gen Hyundai Verna. It will get a dual tone dashboard, 7” touchscreen infotainment system with GPS, MP3 player, Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in. Android Auto and Apple AvtoPlay are also among its connectivity features.

Engine specs are expected to remain same on the Creta Facelift. This means, it will continue to be powered by a 1.6 liter petrol engine offering 122 bhp power and 151 Nm torque. It also gets 1.4 and 1.6 liter turbocharged diesel engines offering 89 bhp power and 220 Nm torque and 126 bhp power and 260 Nm torque respectively. All engines are mated to 6 speed manual or automatic gearbox options.

Once officially launched in Africa, the Hyundai Creta Facelift will find competitors in the form of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross for the entry level variants and the likes of Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Captur for the top end variants. The Facelift is slated to enter company dealerships by the second half of 2018.

Price of the current Hyundai Creta ranges from Rs 9.29 lakhs to Rs 14.67 lakhs, ex-showroom. Expect the prices to remain more or less similar to current Creta upon launch.

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