Hyundai has unveiled the 2017 ix25 (Creta for Indian market) facelift at the Chengdu Motor Show in China. The facelift will compete against the rivals till an all new model hits the shelves in 2020. The facelift ix25 gets a revised fascia with the addition of a new grille along with bumper integrated fog lights and daytime running lights. The side and the rear profile isn’t massively different from the outgoing model although you’d spot the new alloy wheels, slightly tweaked tail light design and the dual exhaust pipes.
Interiors get a mild upgrade too. The air-conditioning vents, for example, get contrasting surrounds while the upholstery gets a contrasting stitch. The contrasting surrounds and stitching will most likely match the car’s exterior paint. Another notable upgrade is the re-positioned hazard-light switch, which now sits above the infotainment system.
The 2017 ix25 also gets a new 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine which replaces the existing 1.4-litre motor. Apart from the new turbocharged motor, the ix25 facelift will be available with a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine in the Chinese market. Hyundai will most likely skip the turbocharged motor for the Indian market and retaining the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine options.
While there is no official statement about the India launch of the facelifted Creta, the updated compact SUV is expected reach the Indian markets by early 2018.