Hyundai Creta (2018) Specs & Price

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Front Three Quarters Action Shot

The Hyundai's popular compact family car, the Creta, has received a mild facelift, although the range's line-up remains unchanged.

Since its introduction in early 2017, the Creta has found favour in the market (more than 8 000 units have been sold to date) thanks to its solid value proposition: it's a spacious, well equipped and -made vehicle, which was notably a finalist in its category of the 2017/18 Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank

What's New?

The aesthetic updates are relatively minor: they include a bolder, cascading grille with a chrome bezel; a new front bumper with a dual-tone finish and bigger skid plates; redesigned fog lamps with C-shaped LED daytime running light surrounds; plus lower-profile roof rails. The rear aspect of the Creta has also been revised: the tail lamps are similarly shaped as before, but now include LED detailing, the reflectors have been repositioned on the reprofiled bumper and the skid plate has been enlarged.

The new-spec Creta can be distinguished by its reprofiled bumpers/skid plates and lower-profile roof rails.

The interior has not changed dramatically; although it includes a few specification upgrades. Leather upholstery is matched with a similarly-trimmed multifunction steering wheel that includes audio-, driver info menu and cruise control (a new addition) toggles. The side mirrors fold electrically, the rear-view mirror dips automatically and the locally sourced touchscreen setup (radio, MP3, auxiliary-, iPod and USB inputs, RDS, Bluetooth) can be updated with satnav functionality for R2 522.

Other features include rear park assist with a reverse-view camera, dual front-, side- and curtain airbags and ABS with EBD, while aft occupants benefit from ISOfix child seat anchorage points, separate ventilation outlets, a pair of cupholders in the armrest and a 60:40-split seatback.

The new-look multifunction steering wheel now includes a toggle for the cruise control function.

All the derivatives in the range have the same spec (Executive) and although the engine and transmission combinations remain the same (a 90 kW/150 Nm 1.6-litre petrol with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic and a 94 kW/260 Nm 1.6-litre turbodiesel – automatic only), although the front suspension has an increased caster angle, while the rear damper geometries have been adjusted, for "smoother high-speed travel" and "increased lever ratio" respectively, Hyundai claims.

Prices for the Hyundai Creta in SA (September 2018)

These include a 5-year/90 000 km service plan, a 7-year/200 000 km warranty (comprised of Hyundai’s 5-year/150 000 km warranty – with an extended 2-year/50 000 km drivetrain warranty) and roadside assistance for 5 years or 150 000 km (whichever lapses first).

Creta 1.6 Executive (manual) ­

R339 900

Creta 1.6 Executive (automatic) 

R359 900

Creta 1.6 Executive Turbodiesel (automatic) 

R399 900

Further reading:

3 Reasons Why Hyundai Creta is #CarsAwards Finalist

Hyundai Creta vs Suzuki Vitara vs Renault Captur (2017) Comparative Video Review

Hyundai Creta (2017) Video Review

Compact Crossovers: Practical Hyundai Creta vs Stylish Toyota C-HR

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