Apart from the styling changes, the Creta N Line receives suspension upgrades as well, with the vehicle initially being sold in the South American market.
The new Hyundai Creta N Line SUV has been unveiled. The sportier version of the popular Creta has been teased in recent weeks, and photos of the SUV’s near-production form have recently leaked.
- Creta N Line gets unique styling bits
- Gets specially tuned suspension as well
- Equipped with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine
Hyundai Creta N Line has a Distinct Design
Inside and out, the Creta N Line receives unique styling touches, as well as minor mechanical upgrades, as seen on the rest of the Hyundai N Line portfolio around the world. The SUV gets a new triangular fog lamp housing and a much taller front bumper with a larger air intake. Tucson-style inserts are finished in dark chrome on the grille. The area between the grille and the headlamps is also dark chromed, giving the grille a wider appearance. Above the grille, there is a horizontal vent that adds to the Creta N Line’s styling. The Hyundai N Line badge is prominently displayed on the grille of the SUV. The Creta’s full LED headlamps appear to be the same as the standard Creta’s.
The Creta N Line gets prominent badging on the front fender, all-new 17-inch alloy wheels, side skirts, and darkened window line bits on the sides. The rear bumper is also distinct, featuring prominent N Line signature design elements, a faux diffuser, and twin exhaust tips.
The Creta N Line’s interior features prominent badging on the seats, red stitching on the upholstery, and a N Line-themed gear knob and steering wheel, among other changes.
The Creta N Line is powered by a 120hp 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which is the entry-level powerplant in many overseas markets such as South America. The 2.0-litre NA petrol engine is the other engine option. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is used in the Hyundai Verna and i20, as well as the Venue (which is due for a facelift soon), while the 2.0-litre engine is used in the Hyundai Alcazar SUV.
The Hyundai Creta N Line is Set to Debut in India
According to sources, the next Hyundai N Line in India will be the Venue, and it will debut later this month. It’s a safe bet that the Creta N Line is on its way as well. In India, the Creta N Line would compete directly with the Kia Seltos GT-line and higher-end variants of other midsize SUVs such as the Tata Harrier and MG Hector, among others.
Meanwhile, the Hyundai Creta will face stiff competition from not one, but two new midsize SUVs set to debut this year, jointly developed by Toyota and Maruti, with the Toyota version set to debut on July 1, 2022. Hyundai will launch the Tucson SUV and the locally assembled Ioniq 5 EV in India in the coming months, in addition to the Venue facelift due next month.