The restyled 2024 Hyundai Creta debuted this week, becoming a significant event for the Korean automaker. The new Creta will initially launch in the Indian market but will be made available globally over time.
The first impressions of the facelifted Creta come courtesy of a video released by Hyundai and images revealed by the Indian media. The changes affected both the appearance and interior of the car.
Major design innovations
The car's body now looks more angular and box-shaped, giving it an SUV-like appearance. It is especially popular in the Indian market.
- Box body. The design of the updated Creta looks more angular, bringing the model closer to SUVs, which is popular in the Indian market.
- Radiator screen. The new model received an updated radiator grille with large polygons and a noticeable metal edging on top.
- Head optics. Thanks to the new design, the headlights have become more compact with T-shaped LED strips inside.
- Front bumper. The changes also affected the front bumper, which is now complemented by a massive metal trim.
- Rear end. The rear optics have also undergone changes, introducing a long headlight with T-shaped bands that highlight the style of the car.
The Creta features two 10.25-inch screens inside the cabin, although it is unclear whether these will be part of the standard or optional equipment. The crossover also gets a more premium interior with two-tone trim and faux leather seats on higher trims. In addition, Hyundai engineers have updated some interior elements, making them more uncluttered, and added new storage compartments.
In terms of specifications, under the hood of the new Creta there will be 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated and turbo-diesel engines, as well as a new 1.5-litre turbo engine that will produce up to 160 PS.
The cost of the new Creta has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be around 1.1 million rubles. This offering from Hyundai in the Indian market could help the company strengthen its position with updated design and improved features.
The launch of the updated 2024 Hyundai Creta in early January was a significant event for the Korean automaker, especially given Hyundai's recent losses in the Indian market. The model update comes in response to Hyundai's declining sales in India, where the brand has lost ground, dropping to third place in terms of sales. It will initially launch in the Indian market and will then be available in other markets.