It looks like 2019 Hyundai Creta is going to get a mid-cycle update. The famous small crossover is in production for about four years, so it is a perfect time for an update. To remind you, this model originally came in 2014. Although these days carmakers usually design cars for the global market, there is still need for some models that will be in the offer for some specific countries. This mostly refers to those developing markets, such as India, China, Russia and many others. This crossover is one of those models. Its main markets are mentioned markets.
Simply, sometimes you need to sacrifice quality and advanced technologies if you want to be competitive. In these countries, affordable price is a priority. So, this model comes with shortages in some aspects, compared to U.S. and European models, for example. However, it still features an amazing balance between price and quality.
2019 Hyundai Creta possible changes
We expect to see a mid-cycle update for the next year. Although we still don’t know exact details about this refresh, we are sure that there are some nice novelties to come. Of course, base design characteristics will remain the same. The 2019 Hyundai Creta will continue to ride on the same platform, sharing many parts with the more familiar i30 hatchback. On the other side, we are about to see some novelties in terms of styling. For example, the new version will get several novelties at the front. We are about to see new headlights, new grille, and various others new details that will completely follow the brand’s latest design language. Changes in other areas of the car are also expected.
When it comes to the interior design, we should also see some changes, but not so significant. Expect some smaller tweaks on the dash and more standard features.
2019 Hyundai Creta features
Just like we mentioned, this model is designed for developing countries. Main characteristics of these vehicles are use of some older technologies and design solutions, in order to provide lower production costs. Also, list of standard equipment is a little bit shorter. The 2019 Hyundai Creta will not be an exception, but there will still be a plenty of standard features in the offer. For example, there is a touchscreen interface, advanced sound system, navigation and many other conveniences.
It will come in several trim levels. So, you can choose the one that will perfectly fit to you. The 2019 Hyundai Creta will also feature a pretty decent number of safety features. For example, there are things like ESP, ABS, Hillstart Assist, rear parking sensors and others.
2019 Hyundai Creta engines
There are various engines available in this crossover and their availability depends on market. For example, there are three units in the offer for the Indian market. The base model comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 105 horsepower.
There are also two diesel units. The first one has a displacement of 1.6 liters and delivers around 110 horsepower. If you are for some more efficient variant, there is a 1.4-liter CRDI with a max output of 90 horses.
In Russia and Brazil, there is also a more potent 2.0-liter gasoline engine in the offer. This unit delivers more than 150 horsepower. All engines are available with both automatic and manual transmissions.
2019 Hyundai Creta release date and price
The updated 2019 Hyundai Creta will most likely come in the third quarter of the year. However, we still have to wait for official confirmation. Changes in price are not expected. There are some differences between countries, but base models usually go under 15.000 dollars.