Hyundai Creta spied testing in Brazil ahead of Sao Paulo debut
3 Août 2016 - lexpress.mu
The Hyundai Creta has been spied testing in Brazil by Autos Segredos reader Nathalia Mourao.
The Hyundai Creta, essentially the global version of the Chinese Hyundai ix25, will reportedly have its Brazilian debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November.
An earlier report, citing Cassio Pagliarini, Marketing Director, Hyundai Motor Brasil, said that the company is yet to decide if it should go for the 'Hyundai ix25' branding or the 'Hyundai Creta' branding.
According to the Brazilian publication's report, the Hyundai Creta will be offered in Brazil with the Hyundai HB20's 1.6-litre CVVT flex-fuel engine that produces up to 128 bhp and up to 16.5 kgf.m (161.81 Nm) of torque. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic are likely to be the transmission choices.
The Hyundai Creta for Brazil, and possibly many other South American markets, will be made at the Piracicaba plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The extent of localization should be a full-scale manufacturing. It will rival the likes of the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke and Renault Duster in the South American market.