Despite their reportedly shared underpinnings, this new crossover has been developed with wealthier and more developed markets in mind. As such, it seems to sport a completely unique body with styling derived from the Euro-minded i20 and i30 hatchbacks.
Up front, though, the new SUV is more than a little inspired by the latest Jeep Cherokee, and features a thin strip of LED driving lights under which are a disguised set of main headlamp units.
At the rear, the as-yet-unnamed crossover sports slim tail-lights with LED elements inspired by the Hyundai Genesis sedan.
The Creta/ix25 is 4270mm long, 1780mm wide, 1630mm tall, and rides on a 2590mm wheelbase. If these dimensions carry through to this new SUV, Hyundai's new sub-compact crossover will be sized to directly compete with the Holden Trax/Opel Mokka X.
In China, the ix25 is available with three petrol engines: a 92kW/151Nm 1.6-litre, 118kW/192Nm 2.0-litre, and a 118kW/250Nm 1.6-litre turbo. For the Indian market, the Creta is also available with two turbo-diesel options: a 66kW/220Nm 1.4-litre, and a 94kW/260Nm 1.6-litre
The new Hyundai SUV will be revealed in the coming months, and an Australian debut is confirmed for the second half of 2017.