Facelifted Hyundai Creta Lands In SA


Hyundai South Africa has an SUV to cover just about all needs. Its nearby offerings begin with the little Venue (which we claimed on in this article) to the massive and roomy Palisade. In the middle of these two lies the Creta, a relatives-sized SUV that has been obtainable locally for some time. As of this 7 days, a facelifted Hyundai Creta is now on sale in SA.

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New Looks

The facelifted Hyundai Creta sports activities a new visual appeal. The most apparent changes just take put on the entrance end of the car. This hottest edition has, what Hyundai phone calls, a parametric jewel-pattern grille. Eager observers may be aware that is equivalent to the entrance-finish therapy of the Tucson. 

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Apparently, Hyundai will manage a a little unique look for the 7-seat Grand Creta (which you can browse more about right here). This continues to be as the two products are sourced from unique crops. In addition it can help established the two variants apart in the minds of the shopper.

Facelifted Hyundai Creta comparison front and rear

The visual changes proceed in profile. Considered facet-on you can see a a silver accent line that runs along the roof and terminates as the C-pillar. There are also darker-coloured alloys. The final of the exterior modifications is a resculpted rear. The restyled rump has a kind of X-motif on the tailgate, performing absent with the physique-large light-weight strip. You can see all the changes on the new motor vehicle (crimson) vs . the previous (white) in the pic higher than.

Less Obvious

Significantly less recognizable, absolutely to onlookers, is the fact that the two-tone inside of the pre-facelifted model has been changed by a complete black therapy. The seat coverings are fabric in lower spec derivatives and fake leather-based in the Quality-spec. Incidentally, all versions have the substantial infotainment display screen with rear-facing digital camera display, handbook air-conditioning, multi-purpose steering, cruise manage and a electronic instrument cluster as normal fitment, among others.

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Underneath-the-pores and skin Improvements

The facelifted Hyundai Creta has one big beneath-the-skin improve. Hyundai has completed away with the 1,4-litre turbocharged petrol and the turbodiesel engines. A 1,5-litre the natural way aspirated petrol unit is now the sole engine alternative. Most energy is rated at 84 kW along with a peak of 144 N.m of torque. This motor can be mated with handbook or automated transmission. 

Transient Style

We attended the Western Cape presentation of the facelifted Hyundai Creta. At the celebration we bought to expertise the revised product very first-hand. The new seems are fairly fetching and actually give the Creta a distinct visual appearance when compared to most of its rivals.

From driving the wheel we could also try out the new powertrain. We have to confess, the fat wedge of torque provided up by the prior turbocharged variety-topper is skipped. The in a natural way aspirated engine truly does have to be revved to get the finest out of it.


If you are procuring for an SUV less than a million rand, Hyundai will have an alternative for you. The revised Creta, close to the center of the ladder is a compelling model for a relatives that needs a mid-dimensions model. 

Throughout the Creta variety there are choices at a couple of rate details (see down below) each with an rising degree of normal products. Factoring in the peace-of-head afforded by the assistance strategy and guarantee provides a degree of competitiveness that will simply account for the amount of new Cretas you are going to quickly see on the streets.

Facelifted Hyundai Creta Pricing

High quality MT R409 900
Quality IVT R429 900
Executive IVT R469 900 

Costs involve a seven-yr /200 000 km producer warranty, a four-year/60 000 km assistance strategy and 7 yrs/150 000 km of roadside guidance.

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