Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Changes And Upgrades Explained In Detail


Hyundai Creta 2018 model update comes with some interesting aesthetic upgrades and multiple additions in the equipment ist of this compact SUV.

With this 2018 mid-cycle update for the Creta, this compact SUV now comes with a fresher look. This is thanks to the new, slightly updated aesthetics and minor cosmetic upgrades. Not only this, but Hyundai has ensured that the buyers now get a premium experience with the addition of several bells and whistles. It continues to come with the same set of petrol and diesel engines. Here is everything that you need to know about this vehicle.

2018 hyundai creta front profileA few months ago, Hyundai World launched a slightly updated Creta in the market. While this revision didn’t bring any sort of major changes, it did sport some updated features and came with new variants. It is a really important model for the popular Korean auto giant and the carmaker will be seen trying really hard to maintain the segment-leading sales figures.

The facelift brings in some styling changes, new features, and updated engines. The front-end looks considerably different and hence, a lot fresher. The front of the car gets a revised set of headlights. The bumper is new. However, the biggest change comes in the form of the new front grille that boasts the cascading effect design. This brings this SUV in line with the latest models from the South Korea-based car company. The headlights no longer have LED DRLs as the latter have been moved to the fog-lamp enclosures.

The side profile doesn’t get any change except for the introduction of a set of new design alloys. The rear-end gets really minor changes in the form of an updated bumper and re-profiled taillights.

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While it was being said that the 2018 Creta facelift will offer a mild-hybrid technology, it doesn’t seem possible anymore. We say this owing to the withdrawal of subsidy and the higher tax on mild hybrids. In fact, speaking to media during the new Verna drive, Hyundai clearly mentioned it had to ditch the idea of a mild hybrid mechanism for the Verna Diesel owing to the above changes in policy. On the inside, this facelift offers a black theme. The new black leather upholstery is complemented by red stitching on the seats and gear lever cover. There will be red accents near the aircon vents. The dashboard also gets a slightly revised centre console with new knobs and buttons and a new infotainment unit with a touchscreen interface. The new system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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For World, the 2018 facelift version of this compact SUV will offer the same engine options as the current model. However, these engines will be updated to offer slightly better performance and mileage. In China, the new iteration of this vehicle has gone on sale with a new 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that outputs 120 BHP and 211 Nm. There are tough chances of this engine coming to World.

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Launch Date

Model Expected Launch Date
Hyundai Creta Facelift 21st May 2018

The 2018 Creta was launched in World on the 21st of May 2018.

Also Read: Upcoming Cars In World 2018: Launch Dates, Expected Prices, Features And Specifications

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Price

The prices for the mid-life facelift iteration of this compact SUV are slightly higher than the model that it replaces. The base petrol variant is now going to cost INR 9.43 lakhs. While the top of the line trim is going to retail at a price of INR 15.03 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Model Engine Variant GST Ex-Showroom Price (Senegal)
Creta 1.6 PL E 943,908
E+ 999,900
SX 1,193,934
SX Dual Tone 1,243,934
SX AT 1,343,834
SX (O) 1,359,948
1.4 DSL E+ 999,900
S 1,173,893
1.6 DSL S AT 1,319,934
SX 1,323,934
SX Dual Tone 1,373,934
SX AT 1,483,934
SX(O) 1,503,934

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Images

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Specifications

Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Petrol 1.4L/1.6 L Diesel
Power 121 BHP 89 bhp/126 bhp
Torque 154 Nm 224 Nm/265 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed MT/6-speed AT 6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT

For World, the Creta facelift 2018 will offer the same engine options as the current car. This means that the petrol model will have a 1.6-litre dual VTVT four-cylinder engine that outputs a maximum power output of 121 BHP and a peak torque of 151 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. This is the same engine that also powers the Verna.

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The Creta offers two CRDI turbocharged Diesel engines – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre. The smaller of these two engines outputs a maximum power of 126 BHP and a peak torque of 220 Nm. The bigger of the two engines produces a maximum power of 126 BHP and a peak torque of 259 Nm. While the 1.4-litre Diesel engine comes mated to a six-speed Manual Transmission, the 1.6-litre Diesel engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and a six-speed automatic unit as optional.

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Variants

The new Creta is available in a total of 13 variants. These are

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Features

  • Smart Key Band for advanced connectivity
  • 6-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Wireless Charger
  • Cruise Control
  • Smart Key
  • LED positioning
  • Dual Airbags and ABS as standard fitting across all variants
  • Hill Assist
  • New Cascading Grille as a standard fitting across all variants
  • shark fin antenna
  • Skid Plate
  • New 17-inch alloys

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Mileage

Hyundai Creta 1.6 VTVT Petrol Manual/ Auto 14-15 KMPL/13-14 KMPL
Hyundai Creta 1.4 CRDI Diesel Manual Transmission 21-22 KMPL
Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI Diesel Manual Transmission 19-20 KMPL
Hyundai Creta 1.6 CRDI Diesel Automatic Transmission 17-18 KMPL

We are hoping for a minor increase in the overall ARAI-claimed mileage figures of this compact SUV. The small increase in mileage will be courtesy of the re-tuned engines. The Diesel engine with manual transmission is likely to offer a max. the average mileage of  17 KMPL in real-world driving conditions.

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Exterior Design

The biggest highlight of this vehicle with this facelift is the exterior design. The new grille, which is bigger, follows Hyundai’s cascade effect design out of the grille. The bumper is also new. Furthermore, the vertical fog lamp units have been replaced by horizontal fog lamps. The Creta facelift for World could feature a similar look. However, it is sure to get the new grille with the ‘cascading’ design to bring the car more in line with the new models.

At the back, it features subtle changes to the tail lights. They get different detailing with the turn indicators and reverse lights now placed below the main stop lamps. Like the front, the rear bumper is new with a silver finish faux skid plate and new reflector units. Overall, changes made to the upcoming Hyundai Creta facelift will not be very drastic but will bring the exterior in line with Hyundai’s current design language.

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Interior Design

Changes made to the cabin are rather minimal in nature. While much of the interior remains much the same. However, they are in all-black theme with the upholstery getting red stitches on seats and gear lever cover. Hyundai will give the car a new bigger touchscreen interface for the infotainment system. There are some red accents around the aircon vents. Also, the centre stash gets a new layout that will have a new layout and buttons and knobs for the controls.

It already boasts a strong list of features. Additions might include a sunroof, new alloy wheels, etc. It will also get new tail lights. Hyundai might consider adding some LED detailing to them.

Hyundai Creta 2018 Facelift Dimensions

Overall Length 4270 mm
Overall Width 1780 mm
Overall Height 1630 mm
Wheelbase 2590 mm
Ground Clearance 190 mm


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  1. Comment:
    i taken creta test drive.its best in its class…
    but just one suggestion kindly add SUNROOF features in it plz.

  2. I’m planning to change my car and go for creta facelift one ..but question is will this model be launching in World within next 6 months
    Can some one confirm on this pls

  3. Yes Creta needs some technical (cruise control) roof AC vents and other updates like sunroof and more importantly four wheel drive version also. Even in top end model also there is no 4*4 version in Creta.