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2022 Hyundai Creta Automatic Top Variant – First Look Walkaround



2022 Hyundai Creta facelift. Image – AutonetMagz

The 2022 facelifted Creta will be launched first for the Indonesian market, followed by South Korea and China

Hyundai has finally unveiled the 2022 Creta at the ongoing GIAAS – Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2021. The most prominent change in the facelifted Creta is its design. The SUV gets a completely revised front, which has been designed using Hyundai’s new Sensuous Sportiness design ideology. The design shares many features with the Creta’s bigger cousin, the new generation Tucson.

2022 Hyundai Creta Automatic Top Variants

At the front, the middle part is a redesigned grille that gets a parametric jewel pattern that blends into the LED DRL units. The front bumper has also been revamped to accommodate new rectangular LED headlamps, a slimmer air inlet, silver faux skid plates and new fog lamp units.

While from the front the 2022 Creta looks like a brand new car, it clearly flaunts its true Creta features. Apart from the introduction of new dual tone alloy wheels, not much has changed on the side.

At the rear too, the changes are subtle, as most of the components remain the same as the pre-facelift version, or there are very few changes. To comment on the looks, we would just like to say at this time that the design is extremely polarizing. Take a look at the detailed walkaround of the automatic top variant of the 2022 Hyundai Creta in the video below by AutonetMagz.

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Since its launch, Creta has been a feature rich product. With the introduction of the 2022 model, Hyundai has now added features like ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) to the SUV. The ADAS functionality will help Hyundai compete better with the competition as models like the MG Astor are already leading the way in this space. The India-spec model is also expected to get ADAS once it is brought to the country in the latter half of 2022.

The SUV also gets an all-new digital driver display, an updated BlueLink connected car tech pack and an updated 360-degree camera. Security features like stolen vehicle tracking and stolen vehicle stabilization have also been added.

The Indonesia-spec Creta will get a single engine option, which will be a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor that can churn out 114 bhp and 142 Nm of maximum torque. However, in India, we expect Hyundai to continue with the existing powertrain line-up that includes a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel and 1.4-litre GDi turbo petrol motors. Transmission options include manual as well as automatic.

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new hyundai creta

Competition and launch timeline

Competition for the Creta will remain the same as it is currently facing. Primary rivals will include Kia Seltos, MG Astor, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and select trims of MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV 700. Speculations also suggest that the Alcazar or Grand Creta should also receive this facelift update sometime in the future. The 2022 Creta will definitely be priced higher than the one that is currently on sale.

The Indian launch of the 2022 Creta will mostly take place in the latter half of 2022. As of now, Hyundai is struggling to ensure adequate supply of the current variant of the Creta. With the waiting period running into 8-9 months, it is clear that demand is certainly not a concern for Hyundai yet, so a delayed launch of the 2022 model will make a strong business case.


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