2022 Hyundai Creta N Line Unveiled
The 2022 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 shape have emerged.
Inside and out, the Creta N Line receives unique design touches, as well as small mechanical changes, as seen on the rest of the Hyundai N Line portfolio around the world. The SUV gets a new triangular fog light housing and a significantly taller front bumper with a larger air intake. Tucson-style inlays are finished in dark chrome on the grille.
The space between the grille and the headlamps is likewise dark chromed, giving the grille a larger appearance. Above the grille, there is a horizontal vent that adds to the Creta N Line’s style. 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 ordinary Creta’s.
The 2022 Hyundai Creta N Line has noticeable badging on the front fender, all-new 17-inch alloy wheels, side skirts, and darkened window line portions on the sides. The rear bumper is also distinct, with large N Line hallmark design elements, a false diffuser, and twin exhaust tips.
The Creta N Line’s interior features conspicuous badging on the seats, red stitching on the fabric, and an N Line-themed gear knob and steering wheel, among other alterations.
The 2022 Hyundai Creta N Line is powered by a 120hp 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine, which is the entry-level powerplant in many overseas markets such as South America. The 2.0-liter NA petrol engine is the alternative engine option. The 1.0-liter petrol engine is used in the Hyundai Verna and i20, as well as the Venue (which is set for a facelift soon), while the 2.0-liter engine is used in the Hyundai Alcazar SUV.
According to insiders, the next Hyundai N Line in India will be the Venue, and it will launch later this month. It’s a reasonable 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 fierce competition from not one, but two new midsize SUVs planned 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 domestically produced Ioniq 5 EV in India in the coming months, in addition to the Venue makeover anticipated next month.