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Hyundai Creta N Line Teased days before launch!

Hyundai recently unveiled the Creta in India, which has already garnered praise and is selling in high numbers. They want to take this success forward by launching a sportier and meaner-looking version: the Creta N-line. This N-line experiment will be familiar to them as they have tried it with the i20 N-line and the Venue N-line. However, this version will be of their people's favourite Creta and will come at a higher cost. Hyundai has released a small teaser of the model ahead of its launch in March. Read ahead to find out what they revealed and what you can expect. 

Creta N-line Teaser

Hyundai released a short video teaser that did not give away a lot of details but had a small glimpse of the car. There are a couple of takeaways from it. First, it will be available in a glossy blue colour. Second, looking closely, you can see its connected LED DRLs with an LED strip in the centre, like the standard Creta. 

How would it look? 

While Hyundai has not released any official pictures of the model yet, spy shots of the Creta N-line are already available. If we go by them, it will have multiple design changes. On the front, an N-line badge complements a smaller, sharper grill. There is also a new bumper with squarish chrome accents and a skid plate to add to the sportiness. The headlamps and LED DRLs might remain the same. 

Keeping up with the N-line tradition, the side skirts will be red-coloured, connecting the front to the rear. The wheels might see an overhaul in size and design, with new diamond-cut 18-inch alloy wheels replacing the 17-inch ones. These will get red brake calipers that go well with the theme. The rear might get a new diffuser and spoiler. The dual exhausts and red accents will also be a part of the rear package. Two colour options are currently expected: thunder blue and carbon steel, with the blue version getting dual-tone with a black roof. 

 What's under the Hood? 

The 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine on the Creta is already one of the most powerful engines in its segment. It produces 158 hp power and 253 Nm of torque. The same engine is expected to feature in the N line. The difference is in the transmission, as Hyundai might mate it with a 6-speed manual gearbox along with the 7-speed DCT available in the standard trim. 

How is it on the Inside?

The Creta N-line spy shots suggest that it will ditch the classy beige and grey theme of the Creta for a sportier all-black one. It will get a black dashboard with a red accent to give the N-line touch. The seats will also get red stitching. The features are expected to be the same as the standard model, with twin 10.25-inch infotainment and driver instrument displays, dual-zone climate control, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, level 2 ADAS and an electronic parking brake. It will be interesting to see if Hyundai decides to equip it with features like the heads-up display, rain-sensing wipers and auto up and down for all windows, which are available on the Seltos’ top trims but not on the Creta. 

Pricing and Launch 

While it is not precisely known what price Hyundai has decided for the Creta N-line, it is expected to be above 17 lakhs (Ex-showroom). At that price, it will lock horns with the GTX+ and X-line variants of Seltos. The model will be launched in the Indian market on 11 March. Can the N-line help Creta snatch the top-selling spot back from the Grand Vitara? 

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