Hyundai SA has taken the knife to its popular Creta and Tucson models, which have emerged from surgery looking more prim and proper than before. The former gets a new grille, which is taller in aspect than the outgoing model with a cascading effect and some chrome embellishments that give it a more integrated and tidier look. That front valance has also been chiselled slightly and receives a satin silver scuff plate, while the front fog lamps now feature chrome housing inserts. At the rear new light clusters and a revised bumper round off the exterior updates. Moving into the cabin of the Creta, little has been altered, save for the new eight-inch touchscreen, which can be specified with navigation for an additional R2,522. As part of its Executive trim, the entire Creta range comes standard with leather seats, cruise control, electrically folding mirrors and rear park assist with reverse camera. Motivation still comes in the form of the normally aspirated 1.6l petrol engine that ma...

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