Korean automaker, Hyundai plans to launch the 4 new SUVs in the Indian car market before the end of 2022. The company will launch the new-gen Tucson SUV, Venue facelift, Creta facelift and the Kona Electric facelift. It is reported that the Venue facelift will come before the Creta facelift.
The new Hyundai Venue facelift is reportedly to be launched in the middle 2022. The SUV was first introduced in our market in 2019, and is now due for a mild-life update. The 2022 Venue facelift has been spotted testing multiple times in South Korea. It will come with significantly updated design changes.
The SUV will debut the brand’s new design language, which we have already seen on the new Tucson. It will come with Tucson-like front grille, featuring a new parametric grille and rectangular shaped headlamp unit placed lower on the bumper. The LED DRLs are likely to look the new Creta, and will appear like a part of grille. The SUV will have significantly revised rear profile, featuring a new tailgate and a completely re-designed LED tail-lights. There could be a thick chrome bar connecting the new tail-lights, and a sportier double-barrel exhaust.
It is likely to get a sportier N-Line variant, which will join the i20 N Line. The cabin is likely to receive minimum changes in the form of an updated infotainment system, new BlueLink connected car tech, and new colour upholstery.
It is likely to retain the existing engine set-up comprising a 83bhp/113Nm, 1.2L NA petrol, a 118bhp/175Nm, 1.0L turbocharged petrol and a 99bhp/240Nm, 1.5L turbo-diesel. Transmission choices include a 5-speed MT with 1.2L petrol, a 6-speed MT as standard, an iMT and 7-speed DCT with 1.0L turbo-unit.
Hyundai had showcased the Creta facelift at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021. The new model comes with the company’s new Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy with more aggressive front fascia. The front design is heavily inspired by its bigger sibling – the new Tucson. It gets a new parametric jewel pattern grille that integrates LED DRLs and a new rectangular shaped LED headlamps. The revised bumper accommodates a slimmer air inlet, a silver coloured faux skid plate and newly styled fog lamp housing.
The side profile looks largely identical to the current car; however, it gets a new set of alloy wheels. The new model misses out on the connecting strip that runs across the width of the tailgate and connects the LED tail-lights.
The cabin remains largely identical to the outgoing model. The India-spec model is likely to get the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), a new digital driver’s display and an updated BlueLink connected car tech. The vehicle is also expected to get a 360 degree camera.
The Creta facelift is not likely to receive any mechanical changes. It will be offered with 3 engine options – a 113bhp, 1.5L NA petrol, a 113bhp, 1.5L turbo-diesel and a 138bhp, 1.4L turbocharged petrol. Transmission options are likely to be similar to the existing model.
Source – AutoCarIndia