New refreshed Hyundai Creta unveiled; Indian launch in 2017
South Korean car major, Hyundai has unveiled the new refreshed 2017 Creta at the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. The highly popular Hyundai Creta compact SUV’s facelift model has been endowed with several cosmetic updates to make it look more aggressive and alluring. The new model also boasts of a number of new added features that make it more feature-rich and increases its overall value.
South Korean car major, Hyundai has unveiled the new refreshed 2017 Creta at the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. The highly popular Hyundai Creta compact SUV’s facelift model has been endowed with several cosmetic updates to make it look more aggressive and alluring. The new model also boasts of a number of new added features that make it more feature-rich and increases its overall value. The new Hyundai Creta facelift model will be officially launching in the Brazilian car market by the end of 2016. As for the Indian market, where the Creta has been enjoying a phenomenal success, the new facelift model is likely to launch early in 2017.
Hyundai, which is India’s second largest car maker, launched the Creta compact SUV in the Indian market in July 2015 which became a runaway success with shy-high demands. The Hyundai Creta was launched in Brazil around the same time of its Indian launch, and received a very warm response there. As the capable SUV has been around in both the Indian and Brazilian car markets for more than a year now, it is a good decision from Hyundai to bring in a refreshed model to keep the customer interest fresh.
The new refreshed Hyundai Creta comes with a number of updates both on the outside and inside. The most noticeable update is the SUV’s new front fascia. The facelift model flaunts a new more aggressively styled hexagonal radiator grille along with chrome border, a newly designed front bumper and revised horizontal LED fog lights. These entirely new features make the SUV look more premium and attractive. The SUV retains its headlight design, bonnet and its bold visual stance, although its butch appeal has been a bit toned down.
The Hyundai Creta facelift retains the side profile of the outgoing model, but flaunts newly designed alloy wheels. At the rear, the new model boasts of restyled tail lights, newly designed rear bumper and a larger faux skid plate to complete the newer visual appeal.
On the inside, the 2017 Hyundai Creta largely retains the cabin design and the most noticeable update is its new dual tone interior color scheme in brown& black along with matching leather seat covers. The SUV also comes with a few added features which include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the enhance safety quotient with cornering lights, hill-climb assist, stability control, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc.
The Brazil-spec new refreshed Hyundai Creta gets powered by a 2.0-liter D-CVVT and a 1.6-liter D-CVVT engine choice. The first engine offers 164 bhp of power, while the other generates 126 bhp. Both these petrol mills come paired to a manual and an automatic transmission options.
On the other hand, the India-spec Creta facelift will continue to get powered by the same 1.6-liter Gamma Dual VTVT petrol, the 1.6 liter U2 CRDi VGT diesel and the 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel engine options. The engines come coupled with a 6 speed manual transmission, while the 1.6L petrol and diesel mill also get a 6 speed automatic transmission choice.;
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