A Comprehensive Review of the 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift.

The All New 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift ,Design, Features, Performance, Safety, and Pricing.

2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift’s Design And Interior :

Dimensionally, the new Creta is the same as the outgoing model except for the 30 mm addition in length. Moreover, for the facelifted Creta, Hyundai has followed its ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language, something which we have seen on the new Hyundai Verna.

The new 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift gets an all-new face which looks more upright and boxy with a new rectangular grille, featuring three horizontal slats with a full-width LED DRL strip that ends with inverted L-shaped elements at the edges. The main LED headlamp cluster is now a rectangular split quad-beam headlight setup stacked vertically on the revised bumper.

The rear profile highlights a completely new tailgate with full-width LED tail-lamps mimicking the front L-shaped LED DRL patterns. Moreover, there is a redesigned number plate housing, a chunkier bumper, and a variant-specific badging on the right side. While the side profile is largely unchanged the new Hyundai Creta gets newly-designed 17- & 18-inch alloy wheels, depending on the variant.

On the inside, the Creta retains the dual-tone theme, but there is a newly designed dashboard that seems to be inspired from the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Doing a great bit to uplift the modern quotient are the twin 10.25-inch connected screens, which are likely to be the same as that of the Kia Seltos.

The front passenger side of the dashboard features a piano black panel housing the side AC vent and below it there is a recess with ambient lighting. The redone centre console sports redesigned central AC vents and still merges into the HVAC controls which seem to be integrated on a touch-enabled panel.

Cruising into the Future: A Comprehensive Review of the 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift

Engine and power :

The 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift is on offer with three engine options. There’s a 115hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol; a 116hp, 1.5-litre diesel and a new 160hp, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol that replaces the older 1.4-litre turbo-petrol.

We’ve experienced the new turbo-petrol unit on a host of Hyundai and Kia products already, and found it well suited to the Creta too. While not as punchy as the Volkswagen Group’s 1.5 TSI engine, Hyundai’s direct-injection engine is strong through the rev range and makes the 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift deceivingly quick.

Good refinement and ready power also make the engine suited to the everyday grind. The 7-speed dual-clutch auto the engine comes paired with is nice too, but it does tend to trip at low speeds, occasionally fumbling through the lower gears. Over spirited driving, you’ll like how the DCT shifts gears in auto mode and how it responds to commands at the paddleshifters and gear level in manual mode.

As before, the Creta also packs in drive modes. Most drivers won’t really bother with the settings but the powertrain does feels more energetic and there’s also slightly more weight at the steering in Sport mode. There are terrain modes too but there’s only so far the front-wheel drive Creta can take you in the rough.

Of the other engines, the 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol unit feels likeable as ever with pleasant performance for urban duties. In fact, the 1.5 petrol with the CVT (iVT as Hyundai brands it) is the combo we’d recommend for most buyers. Buyers with lots of running who aren’t spooked by the government’s anti-diesel sentiment will find a great match in the Creta 1.5 diesel.

The engine is smooth and quiet by diesel standards; there’s enough poke for highway duties and fuel economy is a highlight with an official figure of 21.8kpl for the manual gearbox version. Were it down to us, we’d trade some economy (a still impressive 19.1kpl) for the convenience of the torque converter automatic transmission-equipped diesel.

SAFETY :

More reinforcement and the use of HSS steel to improve safety, mainly. This could mean Hyundai targeting 5-star B-NCAP scores, but this has also leant a sense of robustness to the driving experience. The sensations that the Creta delivers has improved marginally — it feels more sophisticated, doesn’t feel as floaty and soft as before and rides with a composure that was absent in the erstwhile model. The Creta has always been focussed towards the comfort end of the ride/handling spectrum and that hasn’t changed.

It just rides with more maturity, now. The 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift continues to ride on 17-inch wheels at the top end unlike the Seltos that were upsized to 18s on the X-Line and compromised on ride, but again this indicates the possibility of an N-Line more than anything else. 

As for handling, the steering remains lacking in feel. It has an artificial weight in sport mode, but that doesn’t do much to help the feeling of connection. That said, it is accurate and the car is easy to place at speed. The roads of Rajasthan have long, sweeping bends more than they have switchbacks and the Creta is more than happy hustling along at highway speeds, putting lateral loads into the chassis.

It may not be segment-best in terms of handling chops, but it can hold its own against the sportier competition. Worth noting is the fact that the Creta now gets rear discs as standard. Should improve braking distances compared to before.

Pricing :-

It is highly likely that the pricing for the 2024 Hyundai Creta Facelift will surpass the current cost structure of the second-generation model. Currently, the Creta is priced between ₹10.90 lakh and ₹19.20 lakh (ex-showroom). While the base variant of the 2024 Creta may retain its current pricing at ₹10.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

Leave a comment