As a global player, Hyundai offers a wide range of models, including the ones that are designed for specific markets. Among them, you can find a model called Creta, a small crossover that has been engineered to satisfy the needs of drivers in developing markets around the world. This model is offered in China and India, but also in South America, Russia and Mexico, to name a few. It is currently in the second generation and if we can trust the latest reports, the 2023 Hyundai Creta could bring some interesting updates.
It looks like we are about to see a facelift. Such a version debuted in Indonesia for the 2022 model year and the 2023 Hyundai Creta will bring a new design to other markets as well. This means we may count on a new styling, particularly at the front, that utilizes the new Tuscon-like design language.
The updated versions should arrive in the second half of the year.
2023 Hyundai Creta Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current model is in the second generation, which has been around since 2019. The Korean manufacturer already prepared updates, which will make this small crossover more competitive in this highly crowded segment.
From what we can see, the 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift is about to bring a completely new front end. We are about to see the same face we’ve seen with the recent Tucson redesign. The new, “angel wings” layout seems to be the brand’s new design language and it’s easy to presume that this design philosophy will characterize other Hyundai models in the future as well.
Other than that, we don’t expect to see significant changes. A few more tweaks are possible on the rear end. We also count on things like new color options, new wheels and similar novelties that are typical for mid-cycle updates.
On the other hand, things won’t change that much on the inside. We would expect to see a couple of new tech features, including a bigger infotainment screen and bigger digital instrument cluster and similar things. Still, the overall cabin layout should remain the same, which wouldn’t be an issue at all. Simply, the current cabin already looks pretty good. There’s a pretty nice dashboard design, which utilizes nice materials and offers good build quality.
The rest of the cabin is also built pretty well, while the front seats are supportive and offer a decent level of comfort. The front row accommodates adults pretty easily, while the second row is typically tight for the segment. The cargo area offers average ratings for the segment – around 430 liters behind the second row.
2023 Hyundai Creta Engines
The engine lineup probably won’t change much. So, you may count on a variety of options, depending on the market. For example, the Chinese version comes in just one version, with a 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine, which puts out around 115 horsepower. In India, this engine is also offered, but buyers can also pick a diesel version, with a 1.5-liter unit that also puts out around 115 horsepower but offers way more torque – around 250 Nm. Finally, drivers from this part of the world can also pick a 1.4-liter turbo-gasoline engine. This one is good or about 140 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. Also, this engine is available with a dual-clutch transmission, while the other two are available with a classic 6-speed automatic.
On the other hand, versions for the South American market come equipped with either a 1.0-liter turbo three-cylinder engine, or with a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated unit that put around 120 and 160 horsepower, respectively. The Russian version is also available with a 1.6-liter inline-four, with around 120 horsepower.
2023 Hyundai Creta Release Date
We expect that the 2023 Hyundai Creta will arrive in the second half of the year. The exact date will depend on the exact market.