The Hyundai Creta has been a strong performer for the South Korean automaker in India, and Hyundai is expected to launch the facelift for the popular SUV by the middle of next year. The 2017 Hyundai Creta facelift was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show for the Brazilian market, but Indians may have to wait until next year to get their own. The facelift shown at the motor show had various changes in is design and additional features as compared to the current Indian model sold here. In Brazil, Hyundai is expecting to start local assembly and begin selling the Creta before the close of 2016. The India-spec Creta is less than two years old in the market, however, so Hyundai may be taking its time with making changes over here. For now, the Hyundai Creta is still in high demand, with waiting periods of around a month.

New Hyundai Creta Facelift Rear
New Hyundai Creta Facelift Rear

On the exteriors front, the new Hyundai Creta facelift comes with a redesigned front facia. The front profile of the car sports new chrome garnished hexagonal grille with horizontal slats, redesigned aggressive front bumper flanked by LED fog lamps on either side while the wider air dam is placed at the bottom of the bumper. The front bumper also gets black plastic cladding along with silver skid plates at the front. The side profile of the new Creta facelift is largely similar to the existing model while the car gets a new alloy wheels design. The rear section sports redesigned taillights along with a new rear bumper that houses the silver skid plates. Also Read: New Hyundai Creta 2021 to get 7-seat layout; Creta facelift to debut next week

New Hyundai Creta Facelift Interiors
New Hyundai Creta Facelift Interiors

The interiors of the new Hyundai Creta facelift is largely similar to the Indian-spec model while changes are limited to new dual tone interior layout along with matching leather upholstery. On the features front, the new Creta gets a new touch-screen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electronic stability control, cornering headlights, hill-climb assist and tyre pressure monitoring system among others. Read More: Hyundai Creta vs Ford Ecosport vs Renault Duster: Which compact SUV you should go for!

The Brazil-spec Hyundai Creta facelift is available in two engine options. The 1.6-litre D-CVVT flex-fuel engine produces 126 BHP of power and 162 Nm peak torque, while the 2.0-litre D-CVVT flex-fuel engine pumps out 164 BHP of maximum power along with 201 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed manual as well as automatic gearbox. the Indian variant will continue to be powered by the same 1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT petrol engine producing 121 BHP along with the 1.6 U2 CRDi VGT diesel unit producing 126 BHP and the 1.4 U2 CRDi diesel motor producing 89 BHP of maximum power. In India, the new Hyundai Creta facelift will compete against the Honda BR-V, Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano.