2018 Hyundai Creta gains Santa Fe looks in new facelift

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Hyundai tweaks their other B-segment crossover for 2018

While it's unlikely that we'll be seeing the Hyundai Creta on our roads, the B-segment crossover gets a facelift in other parts of the world. The Korean automaker has given their B-SUV contender tweaks to the exterior, upgrades to the cabin, and tech updates.

For 2018, the Creta now follows the brand's new corporate look. It gets a wider and larger hexagonal grill, much like the one seen in the Santa Fe. The trimmings within the grill adds to the 'T-shape' look of the panel. Aiming for an edgier design, the front bumpers also get reshaped with more defined corner edges and new foglight housings. The finishing touch to the front fascia is a faux skid plate by the apron.

As for the rest of the body, it carries over largely unchanged, albeit with minor tweaks to keep the small crossover looking fresh. New roof rails and diamond-cut alloy wheels are some of the small changes made for the 2018 Creta. Like the front end, the revamped Creta gets a new rear bumper, which also sports a faux skid plate.

Inside, the design is mostly unchanged from the pre-facelift model. However, there are additions to trims and it now uses new materials as well. The center stack has been slightly redesigned to accommodate a wider, 8-inch touchscreen. Speaking of which, the top-spec infotainment system features smartphone linking applications such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also new is the instrument cluster featuring new graphics and a TFT screen.

Engine specs have yet to be revealed but it is likely that these will be carried over from the current Creta. These include a 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter gas engine, and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel unit. As it stands, all engine choices come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and a six-speed automatic can be optioned for the 1.6-liter gas and diesel engines.

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