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Hyundai’s Mystery Teased N Line Model Will Be The Sportier Creta


Interestingly, it’ll be based on the pre-facelift model instead of the updated model that showed up in November

 

  • Design changes include a snazzier front grille, sporty front bumpers and dual exhaust tips.

  • Cabin should get N-branded steering wheel and gear selector knob with features likely remaining similar to the standard top-spec Creta.

  • Likely to be limited to a turbo-petrol motor like the i20 N Line with a throatier exhaust note and a revised suspension.

  • India is likely to get the Creta N Line with the facelifted model.

Remember barely four days ago when Hyundai teased a new N Line model brewing in Brazil? Well now we know it’s the Creta getting the N Line makeover, thanks to images surfacing online. The sportier SUV will make its debut in June in the South American country.

That the Creta will be Hyundai’s new N Line offering, comes down to the snazzier front grille mesh that matches with the teaser image. But look at the rest of the SUV, you’ll notice that the N Line trim seems to be based on the pre-facelift model. Nevertheless, in true N Line fashion, the Creta gets a bolder set of front and rear bumpers, as well as dual exhaust tips. We didn’t notice any red touches in these images, but certain panels disguised in white seem to give a clue as to where we can expect them to show up.

 

We haven’t had a look at the cabin yet, but the sporty factor will also make a presence here. That being said, it’ll likely be in minor doses in the form of an N-branded steering wheel and gear selector knob, and like the Creta Turbo in India, some splashes of red on an all-black theme. Expect the features to be largely similar to the top-of-the-line standard Creta.    

We don’t know yet what will be under the hood, but considering it’s an N Line model and not the hardcore ‘N’ trim, the sportier Creta should retain its existing engine lineup. Like the i20 N Line, the Creta N Line should utilise a turbo-petrol engine (140PS 1.4-litre motor in the Creta) in an unchanged guise as well as minor tweaks to the suspension. In India, aside from the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol mill, the standard Creta also comes with 115PS 1.5-litre diesel, 115PS and 1.5-litre petrol engines with manual, automatic and clutchless manual gearbox options, depending on the powertrain. 

Post its overseas debut in June, it won’t be a long shot to expect Hyundai to bring the Creta N Line to India. But it won’t be this specific model as the pre-facelift Brazil-spec Creta showed up quite a while after the India. We should get the N Line treatment in the facelifted model which is expected to show up in Q1 2023. It’ll have the likes of the Skoda Kushaq Monte Carlo, Kia Seltos X Line, and VW Taigun GT to take on.

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