The current-generation Hyundai Creta has only been on the market for two years, following its debut in April 2019. Compared to the rest of the lineup, it still looks very fresh and modern. However, it seems the Korean automaker wants to change up the design of the pocket-sized crossover already. Hyundai recently revealed teaser photos of the 2022 Creta.
Based on the teasers, the Creta will abandon its current design and adopt an all-new identity. The front-end alone looks nothing like the one on sale today. It adopts the brand's new design language first introduced in the new Tucson. The 2022 Creta will feature a wide grille that integrates with the headlights. Meanwhile, the lower half of the bumper gets restyled as well, giving the crossover a more rugged look.
While the oversized wheels make the facelifted Creta look cool, these will be downsized in the production version. Despite the major changes to the front, the side profile and rear quarter appear to be a carry-over from the current model. The new LED taillights help make the crossover look a lot more modern.
Hyundai also released a teaser sketch of the Creta's interior, which interestingly is in right-hand drive configuration. The cabin appears to be carried over without any major changes to the layout. A closer look does reveal a digital instrument cluster and what could be a new touchscreen infotainment system.
The automaker has yet to reveal details about the engine along with the specs and features available on the 2022 Creta. But the facelifted crossover could use new powertrains and even come with suspension and chassis revisions to improve handling and comfort.
Will we see the Hyundai Creta in the Philippines? It's possible since the automaker did introduce the previous-generation Creta in 2017. An insider also told us last year that the Creta will be exported from Indonesia to the country. Assuming Hyundai Philippines does offer the Creta locally, hopefully, it will be the facelifted model already.