Hyundai has teased the facelifted version of its compact SUV Creta in South America which was initially revealed at the Sao Paulo Auto Show.
Among the teasers, the images reveal the grille extending to the headlight clusters with chrome finish, a design highlight which is not seen on the Indian model or even the China-exclusive ix25.
Also seen are the changes include a wider hexagonal grille with chrome surrounds, horizontal fog lamps, a redesigned bumper, tweaked taillamps with chrome garnish.
The design updates are expected to be seen in the India and the China facelift Creta in the near future.
In the South American market, the Hyundai Creta features a 1.6-litre CVVT flex-fuel engine which is borrowed from the Hyundai HB20 family.
This engine produces 127bhp and 161Nm of torque and is expected to be mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, it is to be seen if an AWD system will be offered.
The Creta will be manufactured in Hyundai's Piracicaba (Sao Paulo) plant for the South American market. The sales are expected to begin early-2017.
As for the Indian market, the new Hyundai Creta facelift version is expected to come in 2017; however, with good sales of the current model, Hyundai might take some time before it can offer it to the Indian market.
Here is the current model of the Hyundai Creta which does not have the connected front grille.