Hyundai Motor Brasil has teased the Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta, and straightaway, the different front end styling catches the eye. The South American version of the premium compact SUV appears to have Hyundai’s new, trapezoidal. ‘Cascading grille’ that debuted on the new generation i30. Apart from the different grille, the Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta’s fascia is also likely to feature new fog lamps and a more adventurous front bumper.
At the rear, the Brazilian-spec Creta appears to feature slightly tweaked tail lamps, while a full-length, slim chrome strip seems to be bridging them. A differently designed rear bumper, replete with new reflectors and a contrast coloured trim insert is also expected on the Creta for Brazil. What’s confirmed for the South American country, however, is the Creta name, unlike China, where it is called the ix25.
The Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta is expected to draw power from the Hyundai HB20’s 1.6-litre, four-cylinder flex-fuel (bio-ethanol and petrol) engine that is good for 128 hp and 162 Nm of torque. Transmission choices should include 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes. The Hyundai Creta will be locally manufactured in South America at the Piracicaba plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will reportedly debut in Brazil at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November and go on sale in 2017.