Eastern Asian market has few favorite carmakers and models. One of them, 2018 Hyundai Creta, is coming very soon. Built as ix25 in some markets, the highlight of the compact crossover is fuel economy. Also, Hyundai is leaving ix-series and giving these cars other names. So, ix25 is now Creta, while ix35 is Tucson. Nevertheless, fans know to recognize quality and styling. Also, Korean company bases its popularity on the durable and reliable product, and it is exactly what will Creta offer. In combination with good price and excellent fuel economy, this is going to be a true budget-saver.
2018 Hyundai Creta design
The Creta crossover dates from 2014. Released as the 2015 year model, it hasn’t major updates yet. Now it is time for a mid-cycle redesign. The revisit is going to bring many changes. Dimensions of the 2018 Hyundai Creta are the same as for its predecessor. Also, specific grille and big bumpers are adding aggressiveness. Furthermore, the rear end will get new taillights. Inside, update on infotainment system is modest. Same is with seating layout and materials used for seats. This is not a luxurious crossover, so we won’t see breathtaking features. But, Creta will fulfill its goal – to be a functional vehicle at first place.
2018 Hyundai Creta drivetrain
So far, ix25 used four different drivetrains in its short history. Now it seems like engineers dropped the biggest 2.0-l. Also, new 2018 Hyundai Creta doesn’t have a diesel in its lineup. Two powertrains survived big cleanup. These are 1.6-l 4-cylinder as a base unit, and 1.4-l as optional. Diesel is still possible, and it would be 1.4-l. Transmission box is a 6-speed manual for all trims. Another option is automatic gearbox with 6 shifts.
2018 Hyundai Creta launch date and trim levels
As always, pricing of every car depends on its features list. The 2018 Hyundai Creta will probably appear in 5 trim levels. Nevertheless, in next few months, we could see the entry model. It will cost under $15,000. Top of the lineup will be again SX(O) with a price tag of $25,000. Main markets for 2018 Creta will be the Far East and South America. Buyers in India, Philippines, and Brazil will be the first to have a chance to buy this economical crossover.