Brazil: Hyundai Creta Sport unveiled


Hyundai has unveiled the Creta Sport for the Brazilian market. The new variant receives cosmetic updates and remains mechanically identical to the standard Creta sold in Brazil.

Starting with the front, the Creta Sport gets a gloss-black grille with a matching skid plate. The A and B-pillars are finished in black and so are the ORVM housings. It receives black plastic cladding around the sides and wheel arches that neatly blend into the black rear bumper which also gets an integrated black skid plate. The roof rails, spoiler and the shark fin antenna are also finished in black. Additionally, the Creta Sport gets new 17-inch, dual-tone alloy wheels in a new design.

The Creta Sport receives similar black treatment on the interior. The cabin is finished in black upholstery and the black dashboard gets piano black highlights on air-conditioning vents, the steering wheel and the gear lever. Hyundai also offers a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the Creta Sport. It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the safety features offered on this variant include front airbags, electronic stability control, hill-start assist and traction control.

In Brazil, the Creta comes with 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre flex-fuel engines which produce 156 BHP / 187 Nm and 166 BHP / 201 Nm respectively. In India, the Creta is offered with three engine options - 1.6-litre petrol with 121 BHP and 151 Nm, 1.4-litre diesel with 89 BHP and 220 Nm and a 1.6-litre diesel producing 126 BHP and 260 Nm of torque. Both 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines come paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 1.4-litre unit is equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox only.

The Creta Sport is expected to be launched in Brazil in November 2017. That said, it is not yet clear if Hyundai will introduce the Creta Sport in India.

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