tech2 News Staff11 November 2021 12:15:18
The 2022 Hyundai Creta restyling was world-premiered at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2021 (GIIAS 2021), finally revealing in full the changes made to Hyundai’s popular midsize SUV. The teasers had left little to the imagination and the official images of the Crete makeover look a lot like the next-generation Hyundai Tucson SUV that debuted last year.
The design of the second generation Creta definitely has an opinion and to address it, Hyundai has made complete changes to the front of the Creta 2022. The prominent nose and split headlight assembly are gone, replaced by a new grille incorporating lights daytime running lights, inspired by Hyundai’s “Parametric Jewel” design philosophy.
These cleverly disguised DRLs will feature a mirror finish, making them look like part of the grill when turned off. Also included are new larger LED headlight clusters, a new front bumper and a brushed silver finish to accentuate the new grille.
While largely unchanged at the rear in terms of design, the Creta 2022 sports a slightly modified taillight layout and a redesigned rear bumper. The overall length has increased by 15 mm with the restyling, but in all other dimensions the Creta 2022 remains the same as the pre-restyled model.
The interior of the 2022 restyled Hyundai Creta facelift sees no major changes, but is equipped with the 10.25-inch fully digital instrument display, something that is not currently available on Creta in India, but is available with the three-row Hyundai Alcazar .
More interestingly, the 2022 Hyundai Creta packs Hyundai’s “SmartSense” Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), including Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist ( LKA), Lane Following Assistance (LFA), Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assistance (BCA). and assistance in collision avoidance in rear cross traffic (RCCA). ADAS is currently not offered on any Hyundai model in India, but with the MG Astor marking the entry of these features into the segment, it is very likely that Hyundai will also bring these to the specific Crete restyling for India.
As for India, the restyling of the Hyundai Creta should continue with the current series of engines: the 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol with 115 hp and 144 Nm of torque, a 1.5-liter diesel engine with 115 hp and 250 Nm of torque and a 1.4-liter turbo petrol with 140 PS and 242 Nm of torque. In addition to the six-speed manual, the engines will continue to be available with a CVT automatic (1.5 petrol), a six-speed torque converter automatic (1.5 diesel) and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (1.4 turbo-petrol) .
The restyling of Hyundai Creta is expected to launch in India in the second half of 2022, due to delays caused by the global shortage of semiconductors and the fact that the current model continues to dominate the sales charts. It will compete with its cousin, the Kia Seltos, and will also face renewed competition from the feature-rich MG Astor. Expect the prices of the Hyundai Creta makeover in 2022 to be around Rs 30,000 – 50,000 more than the current Creta, which currently ranges from Rs 10.16 lakh to Rs 17.87 lakh (former showroom).