South Korean carmaker Hyundai has revealed the 2017 ix25 (Creta facelift) at the Chengdu Motor Show in China.
The new ix25 or the Creta facelift features cosmetic and technical updates. The overall design has not changed much, but there are subtle tweaks done to the front and rear of the compact SUV.
The front fascia of the facelifted ix25 features a new grille with chrome border extending to the headlamps and repositioned LED daytime running lights below the fog lamps. The lower part of the bumper is finished with black cladding.
The rear of the updated compact SUV sports a new stepped up bumper design, revamped tail lamp cluster and dual-pipe exhaust tip. Hyundai also retails the Creta facelift in Brazil, but there are slight differences when compared to the China-spec model.
The interior of the new ix25 sports a black theme with red accents around the AC vents. The seats and the gearbox console also gets red stitching. The centre console receives subtle tweak with hazard light switch moving above the touchscreen infotainment system replacing the digital cock.
The 2017 ix25 draws power from a 1.6-litre and 1.4-litre petrol engines. The newly introduced 1.4-litre turbocharged motor churns out 130bhp. Hyundai is expected to launch the Creta facelift in India in 2018 with the existing 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options.
The India-spec Creta facelift might not be identical to the ix25 but could carry forward the changes done to the front and the rear. The updated Creta will rival the likes of upcoming Ford EcoSport facelift, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.