New information has come about Hyundai Motor’s Creta. The facelift version of this car will get a new 1.5L turbo petrol engine. This new gasoline unit will replace the existing 1.4L engine, as it does not meet the upcoming BS6 Stage II emission norms. The new stringent norms will be effective from April 2023. To comply with the new BS6 II norms, car manufacturers must upgrade the vehicle’s hardware and software.
What is the speciality of the new engine?
Hyundai’s new turbocharged 1.5L gasoline engine will generate 158bhp power and 260 Nm torque. It will be brought to the market with 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT gearbox options, which are available with the existing (current) 1.4L turbo petrol engine. The New 2023 Hyundai Creta facelift will get 115bhp power 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol and 115bhp power 1.5L turbo diesel engine options. Along with this, the option of CNG can also be given in it.
Many changes are expected in the exterior and interior of the new Creta, while there will be no change in its dimensions. The SUV will get an updated 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and Hyundai’s BlueLink-connected car tech offering features like stolen vehicle tracking, immobilization, and valet parking mode. Also, this car will get a significant feature update from an advanced driver assistance system.
Will compete with Seltos facelift
The 2023 Kia Seltos facelift is expected to be offered with similar powertrain options, including the 1.5-litre NA petrol motor, 1.5-litre diesel mill and the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. Transmission options could include:
- A 6-speed manual unit.
- An iMT unit.
- A 6-speed automatic torque converter.
- A CVT unit and a 7-speed DCT unit.