Brazilian spec Hyundai Creta appears to be a facelift with new grille, bumper, lights
Posted on: Sep 16, 2016 - 4:51pm IST
Considerably different from Indian-spec Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai Motor Brasil has released teasers of the Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta and confirmed that it will not use the ‘Hyundai ix25’ nameplate for the SUV.
However the headline is that the Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta is considerably different from the Indian-spec Hyundai Creta in terms of design and styling. Up front, the Brazilian model appears to have chrome surrounding on the radiator grille which also could be different, horizontal fog lamps and differently styled bumper. At the rear, the tail lamps have been tweaked, while the tailgate appears to have a full-width chrome strip between the tail lamps. The reflectors and bumper appear different as well.
The Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta will reportedly get powered by the Hyundai HB20’s 1.6-litre CVVT flex-fuel engine that produces up to 128 cv (128 hp) and up to 16.5 kgf.m (161.81 Nm) of torque. This engine could be offered with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions.
The Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta will be built at the Piracicaba plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will reportedly debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November and go on sale in 2017.