William Shakespeare once said, ‘What’s in a name?’, but sometimes a little difference in the name makes a lot of difference. Like Mercedes-AMG, BMW M, Toyota GR-Sport, and many other examples. With the launch of the all-new Hyundai Creta, Hyundai has given a thorough update to its bestseller, but the story does not end here. Our little birdie tells us that there’s a Creta N Line on the cards! These spyshots are from a recent advertisement shoot that was happening in Pune.
The Hyundai Creta N Line distinguishes itself with N Line-specific design elements, including sportier front and rear bumpers and red accents along the lower portion of the SUV. Notable exterior features include larger 18-inch wheels, deviating from the standard Creta’s 16- and 17-inch options. The SUV has been spotted in blue and matte grey, aligning with the existing Hyundai N Line color palette.
Inside the Creta N Line, a departure from the standard dual-tone offering is evident, as it features an all-black interior color theme. N Line-specific interior elements, such as the steering wheel and gearshift lever, add a touch of sportiness to the cabin. The use of red stitching across the cabin contributes to a more dynamic look, as captured in spy shots.
The Creta N Line is based on the regular Creta and is expected to come with the standard equipment, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital driver’s display of the same size, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a Bose sound system, a wireless charger, and a powered driver’s seat. Safety features includes six airbags, ABS with EBD, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, electronic parking brake with auto-hold, and an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) suite.
Anticipated to house a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine delivering 160 bhp and 25.3 kgm of torque, the Creta N Line is expected to mirror the standard Creta facelift in terms of performance. A 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is likely, with the potential inclusion of a 6-speed manual transmission. Performance enhancements, including a retuned suspension setup, reworked steering dynamics, and a sportier exhaust, are anticipated in line with the N Line tradition.
While the standard Hyundai Creta Turbo is priced around INR 20 lakh (ex-showroom), the N Line variant is expected to carry a premium. The potential inclusion of a lower-spec N Line version or a manual option could provide a more budget-friendly choice. Market competition includes rivals like the Kia Seltos GT Line and VW Taigun GT, positioning the Creta N Line as a sportier alternative to the MG Astor and Skoda Kushaq.
In summary, the Hyundai Creta N Line presents a blend of design changes and performance enhancements, catering to a segment that seeks a more dynamic driving experience. As the official launch approaches, automotive enthusiasts will be keen to explore how the Creta N Line stands out in a competitive market.
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