Hyundai Creta ix25 to make Brazilian debut at Sao Paulo Motor show

Hyundai Creta ix25 to make Brazilian debut at Sao Paulo Motor show
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The crossover is reported to enter production in Brazil by end-2016.The Hyundai Creta (called as ix25 in China) has been spotted testing in Brazil for the first time. The compact crossover seems to be on track for its Brazilian debut at Sao Paulo Motor Show in November.

The crossover is reported to enter production in Brazil by end-2016.The Hyundai Creta (called as ix25 in China) has been spotted testing in Brazil for the first time. The compact crossover seems to be on track for its Brazilian debut at Sao Paulo Motor Show in November.

The prototypes are most likely sourced from India (an import export website log shows that few units of Creta have been shipped to South America). Local media reports that Hyundai’s Brazilian factory would be prepared for the local assembly of the Creta which is set to commence sometime towards the end of 2016.

Hyundai Creta spyshot Brazil front
The Creta will be pitted against HR-V in Brazil.The prototype was fully camouflaged, preventing onlookers from appreciating the finer details but we don’t expect any significant styling differences compared to the India-spec model. However, it remains to be seen whether the crossover will adopt the Creta or ix25 moniker.

The Latin American version would be adopting a flex-fuel version of the 1.6-litre engine which is modified to run on both petrol and ethanol. The motor would produce 128 PS while running on ethanol. Transmission options include 6-speed MT and AT units. Only FWD variants are expected to be on offer.

Hyundai Creta spyshot Brazil rear
The 1.6-litre flex-fuel engine would be offered with 6-speed MT or AT.

According to local media, Hyundai Brazil is benchmarking the Creta against the Honda HR-V. Competition would also come from the Renault Duster.

This article was first published on: Rushlane.com

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