Hyundai’s Creta N: Hyundai, the South Korean automotive giant, is set to introduce a new version of its popular Creta SUV in India. The company is planning to launch the Creta N Line, which will compete against rivals such as the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kushaq. The new SUV is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2024, along with the updated version of the Creta.
The Creta N Line will be the third N Line product that Hyundai will offer in India, following the Venue N Line and the i20 N Line. It is currently available in the South American market, but it will soon be introduced in India as well. The Creta N Line is expected to come equipped with a 157bhp 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, the same powertrain that is available in the Alcazar and the new Verna. The engine is likely to be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Creta N Line will feature a number of design changes, including a new front grille pattern with dark metal studs and an N Line badge. The front bumper has also been redesigned and now looks more aggressive, while the blacked-out faux bash plate gives the SUV a sporty look. The vehicle has enhanced wheel arches, bold character lines on the side panels, and a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, the bumper has been updated with an all-black honeycomb grille with chrome streaks on the upper part. The dual exhaust pipes are now finished in metal.
The Creta N Line will come with an all-black cabin, with red stitching on the seat covers, headrests, steering wheel, and gear stick. The transmission handle will also feature red inserts. Based on the Creta N Line available in Brazil, the Indian version is expected to come equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) with functions such as an autonomous braking system, lane departure warning system, and lane keep assist, among others. The 7-inch instrument cluster will come with a driver fatigue detector, and the cabin will feature a 10.25-inch infotainment system. It will also offer safety features such as six airbags, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, and traction control, along with a tyre pressure monitoring system. The Creta N Line will continue to offer connected car technology.
The Creta is currently available in two powertrains: a 113bhp 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with an output of 114bhp. The petrol engine is available with both a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT, while the diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Due to new BS6 Phase 2 emissions, Hyundai has dropped the 1.4-litre turbo engine, and the Creta N Line is expected to get the 157.5bhp 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with 253Nm of torque. This is the same powertrain that is available in both the Alcazar and the new Verna. The Creta N Line will offer multiple transmissions, including the 6-speed manual and the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The Hyundai Creta has been one of the best-selling SUVs in India, and with the introduction of the Creta N Line, the company is aiming to further strengthen its position in the market. The new SUV will come with a number of design changes and updated features, and it is expected to offer a more engaging driving experience. With the launch of the Creta N Line, Hyundai is