Creta Upgraded by Hyundai with AEB in Brazil

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SAO PAULO – Korean automaker, Hyundai is currently testing the new-gen Creta sport utility vehicle (SUV) in Brazil. A new set of spy images reveal interesting details about the new Hyundai Creta 2022, which is expected to be launched in late 2021.

The report claims that the new Hyundai Creta comes equipped with LED lighting system. The SUV retains the split headlamp set-up with LED daytime running lights positioned at the top, while the headlight is placed lower on the bumper. The headlight unit is halogen-type, which suggests that it could be the mid-level variant.

The spotted model was equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels.

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The new Creta was caught testing with four-wheel disc brakes; the previous model had drum type brakes at the rear.

In addition, there is a camera mounted on the top of the windshield, which indicates that it will have an automatic emergency braking (AEB) system. The SUV is also expected to receive lane departure system.

The top-spec model will also receive panoramic sunroof.

Another addition to the Brazilian-spec Hyundai Creta is the new 1.0-litre turbocharged gas engine, which powers the Venue, i20 and the Grand i10 Turbo. This engine is capable of producing 120 horsepower and 172Nm of torque. This engine will replace the 1.6-litre naturally-aspirated engine.

The SUV could also receive the new 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 140bhp of power and 250Nm of torque.

A six-speed automatic gearbox sending the power to the front wheels will come as standard. In the Brazilian market where the new Hyundai Creta will challenge the Chevrolet Tracker, Nissan Kicks and the Jeep Renegade Turboflex.

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Seven-seater Creta in India

Hyundai will launch the seven-seater version of the Creta SUV in the mid-2021. The new model will ride on 20mm longer wheelbase, and the length will be increased by 30mm. The SUV will also receive design changes and flatter roof and rear profile to accommodate a third row of seats. It will rival the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV500 and others in the segment.

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