The market of subcompact crossover might seem overflowed to as but if you ask carmakers, there are never enough small SUVs, especially if we consider the specifics of certain markets. As one of the major companies in the business, Hyundai has the same approach and offers a variety of models, including those that are designed for specific markets. The Creta is one of them and if we can trust the latest reports, some pretty interesting changes are coming in the next year, with the 2023 Hyundai Creta model.
From what we know so far, the next year’s model will receive a mid-cycle refresh, which will bring changes in various aspects. Of course, styling is the first thing that comes to mind, but it looks like the new model could also come with some interior updates. On the other hand, we don’t believe that the next year’s model could bring bigger changes on the inside.
2023 Hyundai Creta Design
The current, second generation of Creta has been around since 2019 and the Korean manufacturer is already preparing updates. From what we know so far, the focus will be on aesthetics. It looks like the company wants to introduce a new design, particularly at the front. From what we can hear, the updated 2023 Hyundai Creta will come with a front-end design that closely resembles the new Tucson. In other words, we expect to see that interesting design of the grille and headlights, commonly known by the “angel wings” moniker. Such a version was already introduced for the Indonesian market, so we presume it could come to other parts of the world as well.
By the way, the Creta is offered in various parts of the world, most of Asia, the Russian Federation, South America and other developing markets. Therefore, it’s no wonder it features a pretty simplistic design, especially in terms of mechanics. For example, the rear suspension features a torsion beam, which may not be the best solution in terms of handling but on the other hand, the setup is very soft. As a result, the ride is smooth and comfortable.
Interior updates are possible too. At this point, we still don’t know the details but it looks like we could see some revisions to the dashboard. The dash might come with some changes regarding design, while we are pretty sure that the company will come up with a bigger infotainment screen and maybe even a digital instrument cluster.
Still, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. This cabin features decent quality and even though some areas feature cheap plastics, everything seems assembled pretty well. Furthermore, the amount of passenger space is pretty good and both rows can accommodate adult passengers. The front seats are comfortable and offer decent side support, while the driving position is good, both in terms of visibility and ergonomics.
The cargo area is typical for the class and offers around 430 liters behind the second row.
2023 Hyundai Creta Engines
We don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect. The Creta is offered in various specific parts of the world, so it’s no wonder that the engine lineup includes a variety of options. For example, models for the South American market come with two units on the offer, a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder unit or a 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four. The first one puts out 120 horsepower and the latter is good for 160 horsepower. On the other hand, the Russian-market version relies on a good-old 1.6-liter inline-four with 120 horsepower.
The Chinese-market version is available with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine or with a 1.5-diesel unit. Both engines feature a max output of 115 horsepower, but the diesel also offers a pretty respectable 240 Nm of max torque. In certain parts of the world, you can also get a 1.4-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 140 horsepower and 240Nm of torque.
All models come standard with a manual gearbox. Most of them are also available with a 6-speed automatic, while the 1.4-liter turbo-four is available with a dual-clutch transmission.
2023 Hyundai Creta Release Date
The new 2023 Hyundai Creta is about to arrive already this fall. Of course, the exact date will vary from market to market.