e
img
img
img
HOME > NEWS > CARS > HYUNDAI CRETA FACELIFT SPOTTED TESTING AGAIN, LAUNCH EXPECTED SOON

car NEWS

Hyundai Creta Facelift spotted testing again, launch expected soon


Published: 08-May-2018

News - Hyundai Creta Facelift spotted testing again, launch expected soon

Hyundai Creta made its first appearance in the Indian market three years ago. The vehicle grabbed a lot of attention back then. Thanks to the company’s designer team who rendered the vehicle its stunning style and rigid design!

Years later, the company is getting ready to launch the new Creta Facelift anytime soon in India. It is clearly seen that Hyundai has yet again come up with an updated design on the 2018 Creta that shares a short resemblance to the Brazilian-Spec Creta Sport. This sports model too might be launched here in India as per reports from close sources.

Aiming to strengthen its base further, the Korean manufacturer has introduced a range of features with the new Creta. However, the engine spec remains the same as the previous one.

The petrol version comes with the 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine generating 123bhp of power and 151Nm of torque. The diesel version of the car gets a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre option producing over 89bhp and 126bhp respectively. The gearbox is mated to a 6 speed for AT and manual transmission.

In the front, the Creta Facelift gets all new chrome frame combined with hexagonal grille. The sweptback headlamps and projector lamps with LED DRLs adds to the freshness in design. The air dams and fog lamps are now positioned close to each other.Not to forget that the air dams get chrome inserts as well as bumpers in the front.

Other interesting features include the dual-tone alloy wheels, body colored ORVMs with integrated turn signals. The top-spec model receives dual tone paint scheme with a black roof.

Interiors of the Creta Facelift also receive some very cool updates. The dual tone upholstery now comes in a much improved quality. Although borrowed from the i20, the touch screen infotainment system is placed properly. Another interesting feature in the top spec variant is the optional sun-roof. However, the changes do not bring in any change to the cabin space.

New Creta is expected to be priced at a premium of Rs.50,000 than the outgoing model, taking into consideration the premium features it has included in the revised design.

Design Editions of Q3 and Q7 launched in India

Design Editions of Q3 and Q7 launched in India


Audi launched special design editions of Audi Q3 and Q7 in India at Rs.40.76 lakh and Rs.82.37 lakh respectively. The new design editions get cosmetic tweaks on the exteriors while their interiors receive additional equipment


Maserati Ghibli 2018 launched in India at 1.33 Cr INR

Maserati Ghibli 2018 launched in India at 1.33 Cr INR


The entry of the Maserati Ghibli dates back to 2014 and was then introduced in the midsize luxury sedan segment. The 2014 Ghibli was offered with a turbocharged Six-cylinder engine satisfying both luxury and performance equally. The latest, 2018 Ghibli gets a little cosmetic adjustment from Maserati which is appealing in all its senses.

 Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month
Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

• Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately


Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors
Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.


Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Old wine in a new bottle  Find out
Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Old wine in a new bottle Find out

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.


Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017
Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.


Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car
Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.


Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh
Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.


Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh
Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.


2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount
2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.


car COMPARISON

MARUTI SUZUKI Swift 2018

MARUTI SUZUKI
Swift 2018

ZDI
7.49 Lakh

img
HYUNDAI Elite i20 2018

HYUNDAI
Elite i20 2018

Diesel Sportz
7.83 Lakh

Hyundai Elite i20 gets CVT transmission variants at Rs 7.04 Lakh

Hyundai Elite i20 gets CVT transmission variants at Rs 7.04 Lakh

Hyundai India launched the CVT transmission of their best seller hatchback Elite i20 in two variants namely Magna Executive and Asta. Priced at Rs.7.04 lakh and Rs.8.16 lakh respectively, these two trims fall below the competitors in the segment making them the most affordable of the lot.

Hyundai Kona Electric teaser out ahead of global debut

Hyundai Kona Electric teaser out ahead of global debut

Hyundai let out a teaser of their all new electric SUV, Kona that is about to make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The compact SUV was unveiled last year and the fully electric version will be launched in the second half of 2018 in US. However, the details and specifications of Kona will be officially made available at the end of this month.

A quick look at the much awaited Hyundai Verna 2017

A quick look at the much awaited Hyundai Verna 2017

While the launch of 2017 Hyundai verna is awaited by many in India, the Korean carmaker has officially let out a teaser of the same to amuse these enthusiasts. From this, few details have been revealed though not all of them. The facelifted mid-size sedan was launched in China last year. But the Indian spec model will resemble Hyundai Solaris that was unveiled in Russia earlier this year and not the China one. Hyundai verna 2017 will be manufactured at the company facility in Chennai from where it will also be exported to other global markets. The launch is expected to be in the month of August this year.

image
DATSUN Redi-GO

Kolkatta: A city of dirty streets and bungalow type colonies. At the same time, a city of grand residential “palaces” and skyscrapers . City of yellow-painted Ambassador taxis. It was at the last stage of a drive from Kochi to Bhutan that we landed in Kolkatta. The route to Bhutan was from Kochi to Kolkatta-Siliguri-Jaigaon.

This time, the visit to Kolkatta was with a different purpose. The purpose was to test drive the small hatchback DATSUN Redi-GO. This is the vehicle segment that sells most in India. The land of Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Reno Quid. Into this market enters DATSUN Redi-Go. The earlier models of DATSUN were GO and GO+. Lack of standard was the reason for their failure. The Indian prefers a vehicle of high standard even if somewhat more costly. The cost-reduction focus was the undoing of GO and GO+. While driving Redi-GO, one felt that DATSUN had learned the lessons from these failures. Here follows a detailed Test Drive Report.

image
Vitara Brezza

All these years, Maruti Suzuki lacked just one thing inspite of earning the fan following of millions of Indians- a compact SUV. Even though an SUV Vitara was launched into the market long back, its heavy pricing and lack of a diesel variant kept it away from us Indians who had a general notion of opting any other brand instead of Maruti while planning for an expensive vehicle. But as they introduced the launch of a premium sedan Ciaz and a lifestyle hatchback Baleno retailed through its lifestyle showroom Nexa, the whole approach of people towards Maruti Suzuki changed. People came forward to buy expensive vehicles from the same brand they had ignored a couple of years ago.

ALTERNATIVE MODELS

MAHINDRA TUV 300 Plus

MAHINDRA TUV 300 Plus

90.0 Lakh TO 10.99Lakh

HONDA City Facelift

HONDA City Facelift

8.75 Lakh TO 13.82 Lakh

MARUTI SUZUKI Ciaz Facelift

MARUTI SUZUKI Ciaz Facelift

7.83 Lakh TO 11.62 Lakh

HONDA Jazz 2018

HONDA Jazz 2018

7.35 Lakh TO 9.29 Lakh

TATA Nexon

TATA Nexon

5.98 Lakh TO 9.45 Lakh

MARUTI SUZUKI 2017 S Cross

MARUTI SUZUKI 2017 S Cross

8.62 Lakh TO 11.33 Lakh

Quick Enquiry