Hyundai has revealed a slightly upgraded ix-25 SUV at the ongoing Chengdu motor show in China. The upgrades on the ix25 (Creta in India) include reviewed front and back styling. Up front, the ix25 gets a new grille design with a thick chrome surround. The grille now merges with the chunky new front bumper that sports creases and has separate housings for fog lamps and LED daytime running lamps. The thick black chin below the bumper improves the SUV’s muscular appearance.
Moving to the sides, the only change is the new-design alloy wheels. At the back, the ix25 catches new inserts for the tail-lamps and thicker cladding on the bumper. It is also fitted with dual rectangular exhaust tips that look alike to those on Mercedes models. Under the hood, the ix25 for China will get a range of petrol engines, containing a 1.6-litre and a new 1.4-litre turbo petrol. There isn’t any news of the facelifted Creta making its way to India yet. But the updates on the ix25 tell us what we could expect to see on the model for India. The facelifted SUV will also take on newer rivals like the upcoming Mahindra S201 SUV (based on the SsangYong Tivoli), the Renault Captur and the new 5-seater SUV from Tata that’ll come to the market later.