Hyundai Motor Brasil has released a teaser image of the Brazilian-spec Creta. The car will be revealed at 2016 Sao Paula Motor Show in November, and will be built at Hyundai’s Piracicaba plant, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is expected that the car will likely to go sale in 2017 and could be launched in India around mid-2017 as a facelift model.
According to the teaser images of Hyundai Creta, the car gets a larger grill, horizontal foglamps (opposed to the vertical ones on the present Creta) and a newly designed bumper. At the rear, one can spot reworked tail lamps, redesigned bumper and a chrome strip above the number plate. In Brazil, the Creta will be using a HB20 1.6 L CVVT flex-fuel engine, that churns out 128hp of power and 161 Nm of max power, mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Motor India launched the compact SUV, Creta last year. The car is available in three engine options- 1.4L CRDi diesel (89bhp, 200Nm), 1.6L CRDi diesel (126hp,260Nm) and 1.6L VTVT(121hp ,155Nm). The 1.4L gets 6-speed manual gearbox while the 1.6L gets a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
After the Creta launch last year, the manufacturer has received more than 1 lakh bookings. The company has sold 94,474 units of Creta in India. The demand led to a waiting period of the SUV ranging between seven and eight months. Off late though, owing to new competition and increased production capacity, the waiting period has come down to about a month. Once the facelift Creta is launched in India, expect the demand to go up a bit.
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