The Creta has always been a popular name in the compact SUV space while also being a considerable contributor to Hyundai sales in the country. Information accidentally leaked out indicates that the automaker is planning on revising the Creta trims with a host of features as well as cosmetic upgrades in order to retain customer interest in its product.
These updates are however, primarily offered in the higher trims. The base E variant has been left untouched and it continues to be offered in petrol guise. The E+ variant which was limited to 1.6-litre petrol, will now also be available in a 1.4-litre CRDi engine option with a manual gearbox. Moving up, the S trim has also left unchanged, while the S+, SX+, SX+ Dual Tone and the SX(O) variants will be offered with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirrorlink and Arkamys Sound Mood. Additionally, the SX+ trim in manual will get new dual tone colour options - Polar White and Red Passion with Phantom Black coloured roof and pillars. The SX+ dual tone version will also be available with all black interiors and red and black seat upholstery.
The 2017 Hyundai Creta will continue to be powered by existing engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 1.6-litre engine that generates 122bhp of power and 154Nm of torque. The diesel variant is available in two engine options – 1.4-litre engine that generates 89bhp of power and 224Nm of torque, while the 1.6-litre engine generates 126bhp of power and 265Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines are available in six-speed manual as well as six-speed automatic transmission options, while the smaller 1.4-litre diesel is offered only with a manual transmission.
Loaded with fresh upgrades, the 2017 Creta is expected to witness a further boost in sales and strengthen its competition against the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the country.