The world of SUVs is a very competitive space where constant refreshes are key to effectively selling more cars. Which is why it is not a surprise that Hyundai has come out with a mid-cycle refresh of one of the best-selling SUVs in the market i.e. Creta. However, it hasn’t brought everything to the table as it plans to launch an N Line version to give all the bells and whistles of its Sister, Kia Seltos, to itself. Today, we will explain why this also means that it is good news for enthusiasts who are into tuning and extracting maximum performance and thrill.
We will start off by talking about what powers the thing as that is the juicy bit. There are 3 engine options for 2024 which include a 1.5 litre Diesel which produces 116hp and 250 Nm of torque, a 1.5 litre NA engine which produces 115hp and 143 Nm of torque as well as the engine you would like the most which is the 1.5 litre TGDI Turbo engine which produces 160hp and 253 Nm of torque. This motor already makes more power than it’s german counterparts but a 6-Speed Manual would be appreciated as it’s rumoured to be offered only with a DCT. A dream scenario would be more power possibly at 180hp or 200hp as well as AWD. A mark of a true SUV is to be able to go off-road will make it a crazy deal considering Tata doesn’t have is AWD on their Safari/Harrier models. But it is realistic to assume the Creta N Line will not have all that as it will be more of an appearance package which is sporty to compliment other variants.
The Hyundai Creta N Line makes more sense as there are tuners which are developing stage 1 and 2 tunes for the Turbo engines with a 40% power and torque increase. These engines are meant to be economical but have shown enough punch that they can cater to the enthusiast as well. it could be safe to assume that the Creta N line would enjoy a better suspension setup as we’ve seen on the i20 N line which could improve handling and make it a better car in terms of handling dynamics.
What also needs to be considered is that the Creta is a really good daily driver with all the whims and fancies you would want at its price tag. The interior gets a full revamp, where the dashboard has the gauge cluster as well as an infotainment system joint together with the use of digital screens. The responsiveness of these screens is top notch but they miss out on wireless Apple carplay and Android Auto. The main screen has a Jio Saavn subscription for one year worth Rs. 750. Other than that it has gotten several safety features such as ADAS Level 2 with Adaptive Cruise Control with stop and go function. What could’ve been better with the Creta were more interior colours as seen with Seltos but the only shade is a black and white interior finish.
Ultimately, we should mention that the styling has also changed, the previous car which had the Tucson-looking headlights is changed for a more unique front and rear design with chunky grilles seen in the venue facelift as well. The N Line version would mean more younger buyers for the Creta as well as more understated power houses which could smoke most SUVs sold in India. With the features and improvements, the new Creta N Line version will be seen in the characteristic Blue and Red colour scheme and it would be a welcomed addition to one of India’s most popular SUVs when it hopefully launches in the future!