Hyundai Motors India is working on launching three cars out of which two cars are getting facelift update, and one is an all-new Micro SUV. The two facelifts are the I20 Facelift, and the Creta Facelift, and the other is the Exter SUV. Here is everything about these 3 Hyundai models that will be launching in India in the next 7 months –
Hyundai Motors will be launching the Micro SUV, Exter, on July 10th that will seat below the Venue SUV in line-up. At the front side, it has a H-shaped LED DRLs connected via a black strip which could possibly be a LED light bar for top variant. Below the LED DRL is the headlamps that is square shape projector headlamps which could be LED for top variants. The Exter rides on 16-inch alloy wheels with a funky design, and from the side, you’ll realize it has an upright stance with dual-tone treatment for the A and B-pillar. The doors seems to be big to accommodate easy in’s and out’s of the SUV. At the rear, it features an H-shaped taillamps with parametric pattern on the element at the center with Hyundai logo on it. The bumpers are skid plates and a small roof spoiler with shark fin antenna on top.
It has features like the 8-inch infotainment system, wireless charging pad, 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, voice commands, single-pane sunroof, and so on. The Exter is powered by the petrol and CNG powertrain – It has a 1.2-litre Kappa Engine produces 81.8 bhp and 113.8 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox, and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox. The other is the 1.2-litre Bi-Fuel (CNG) engine that puts out 67.72 bhp and 95.2 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox only, no Automatic Gearbox on offer.
Hyundai i20 Facelift
Hyundai had globally debuted the facelift of the i20 few weeks ago and made few tweaks in styling and other stuff. Now, Hyundai Motors has begin testing the facelift as it’s set to few minor exterior changes at the front and at the rear. The changes that can be observed are the new 5-spoke alloy wheels design that are a bit more angular. At the front, it is possible for Hyundai to have a bigger grille than the current one with a sportier front design, and sporty bumpers.
At the rear, it features a new taillight design where Hyundai might also add LED light bar for the connected LED taillights look. From the inside, it has a dashcam which is something that Hyundai currently offers in Venue N Line, and the upcoming Exter, other than that, minor changes will take place inside. As for the powertrains, we don’t expect Hyundai to add any new engines and hence continue offering the same engine options. It is expected Hyundai will launch the i20 Facelift before the end of this year.
Hyundai Creta Facelift
Hyundai Motors in testing the Creta facelift which is different than the one launched in Indonesia, and it’s being said that the iteration of facelift could launch in India. As per the images that had leak, the Creta facelift will get a much wider grille with inserts similar to the one’s on Verna. It has Verna-like LED DRL and below that is rectangular unit divided in two sections which will be for low and high beam. The top part of the headlamps looks to be a connected LED light bar similar to the new-gen Verna.
These spy shots also confirm it has camera on the grille, and ADAS suite at the bottom of the grille, few minor tweaks on the body, and current-gen 17-inch alloy wheels. The test mule of Creta was exported from India as it has JK Tyres that is made in India. At the rear, it’ll have connected LED taillights with styling tweaks on the bumpers and on the taillights. It’ll sport a new 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 157 bhp and 253 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual, and 7-speed DCT Gearbox.
It is being reported that Hyundai is expected to launch the Creta facelift in February 2024 with production beginning from January 2024.