A little over a year ago, Hyundai announced a sporty N Line version for Creta in Brazil and now the automaker has returned with a special dark-themed edition. The Hyundai Creta N Line Night Edition is limited to 900 units exclusively for the Brazilian market, uniting a stealthy look with magnificent equipment and the most powerful engine available in the local line of SUVs.
The Night Edition is based on the Hyundai Creta N Line sports body kit, which includes unique bumpers with a wider grille, hood vent and a diffuser. The difference here is that the chrome elements are gone and everything is painted black, including the emblems. The SUV also gets a new set of 18-inch black alloy wheels with N emblems on the hubcaps. The same theme is applied to the headlight and taillight clusters, while the only shiny part is the twin exhaust pipes.
Inside, the highlight is the eight-speaker Bose premium sound system, available exclusively on the Night Edition, and the door sills numbered 001-900. stitching, glossy black accents, a healthy dose of N badges, a panoramic sunroof, etc. There is also automatic air conditioning, a ventilated driver's seat, six airbags and the Hyundai SmartSense ADAS suite.
Under the hood is the naturally aspirated 2.0 SmartStream flex engine, producing 167 hp (124 kW / 169 PS) and 202 Nm (149 lb-ft) of torque when burning LPG or 157 hp (117 kW / 159 PS) when burning regular gasoline. Note that while this powertrain was already available on the Crete, the N line only came with the turbocharged 1.0. As in the aforementioned unit, power is transmitted to the front axle exclusively through a six-speed automatic transmission.
As with other Hyundai models, the N Line badge is not limited to aesthetics, as engineers have tweaked the suspension and steering setup, improving the SUV's driving dynamics.
The special edition is available for pre-order in Brazil starting today. Pricing starts at R$ 181,490 ($ 34,448), which is a premium of R$ 14,500 ($ 2,775) compared to the regular Creta N Line.
Note that the Brazilian specification Hyundai Creta looks different from the Indonesian specification that appeared in 2021 with a Tucson-inspired face. Still, the market-specific Creta N Line in Night Edition flavor is probably the most attractive version of the SUV model – at least in our eyes.