Monday, May 29

Hyundai Creta facelift launched with AWD in Russia

The South Korean auto major has launched the new Hyundai Creta in Russia.

The premiere of the new Creta took place at the brand’s Russian production facility in St. Petersburg where it is locally assembled. The original Creta was on sale for almost five years in Russian and the new version builds on the success of its predecessor with a redesigned exterior and a more advanced interior along with new features and technologies. The SUV gets two engine options as well as an all-wheel-drive system

Compared to the India-spec model, it has some visual updates . As part of the facelift, the Creta gets a new cascading grille that seems to suit the car rather well. The front bumper has also been tweaked slightly and houses a pair of fog lamps. Also gets pronounced wheel arches, smooth flowing character lines, new LED tail lamps, silver roof rails, sporty alloy wheels and skid plates up front and rear.

The interior of the car looks similar to the Indian Creta. It has a dual-tone dashboard with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 4-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel.

In the Russian market, the new Hyundai Creta uses two engine options: a 121 BHP 1.6-litre petrol or a 148 BHP 2.0-litre petrol engine. The biggest difference between the Russian Creta and the Indian version is that the former comes with an all-wheel-drive option. As for the transmission, a six-speed manual and an automatic are provided. The Smart Sense security package can be chosen from the options list.


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