Earlier this year, Hyundai unveiled the new Creta for the Brazilian market. The same facelift was reported to make it to India sometime in 2018. In the meanwhile, the company has launched the new model in China as well, christened the iX25 there.
The vehicle was unveiled at the ongoing Chengdu Motorshow. Changes include a new headlamp cluster, a new grille which is wider and larger than the outgoing vehicle and it also has a new bumper giving it a more macho stance The Chinese market gets LED DRLs on the bumper, something that was not seen on the Brazilian model. The front end also gets a skid plate which has been finished in black. At the back. the tail lamp cluster is all-new and so is the rear bumper, which has a bit more sportiness to it.
On the inside, the company has added more colour to the interiors with the AC vent surrounds finished in the red and the seat upholstery also finished in the same shade.
In the Chinese market, the Creta is on offer with the same 1.6 liter petrol engine that is on offer in India. Earlier, a 2.0 liter petrol engine was also on offer, however that has now been replaced by a 1.4 liter turbo petrol unit. This is a new unit which produces 130 Bhp and 211 Nm. In the Indian market, we will only be getting the 1.6 liter diesel and petrol and the company may even retain the 1.4 liter diesel from the i20 which is currently on sale.
The Indian version will get a touch screen system with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, navigation and rear parking camera.
The launch is expected to take place early next year. It was earlier reported that both the Creta and the Verna would get a mild hybrid system, however it seems unlikely now with the implementation of the GST.
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