When the Hyundai Creta was launched in India on July 21, 2015, not even Hyundai would’ve anticipated its midsize SUV to turn into the runaway hit it turned out to be. By no means earlier than had India seen an SUV of the Creta’s measurement and worth promote in five-digit numbers on a month-to-month foundation, one thing the Hyundai SUV has completed persistently since its introduction. It’s a handsome-looking, feature-rich five-seat SUV and continues to develop in reputation. It comes as no shock, then, that Hyundai Creta gross sales have crossed the 5 lakh items milestone.
Of the 5 lakh items of the Creta offered until date, over three.7 lakh examples have been offered within the home market, with the remaining 1.Four lakh items being offered in export markets. All in, it has taken Hyundai just a bit over 43 months – or lower than 4 years – to promote 5 lakh items of the Creta. On India’s UV gross sales charts, the Hyundai Creta has strengthened its maintain on second place, solely trailing the in-demand Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza compact SUV, which not too long ago crossed the 4 lakh unit sales milestone.
The vary of engines and gearboxes on supply with the Hyundai Creta means consumers have had loads of choices to select from. Along with a 1.Four-litre diesel, a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine, the Creta will also be had with both a handbook or an computerized gearbox – on each the 1.6 petrol and diesel variations. Unsurprisingly, purchaser desire has been skewed in favour of diesel, with 2.56 lakh of the three.7 lakh examples offered in India being the diesel variant.
Hyundai introduced within the facelifted Creta final yr, and rolled out more features for the SUV at the start of 2019, which has solely added to its attraction. At the moment, the Creta has turn into a goal for many carmakers in India. Motion within the section has hotted up within the final 4 years, and new fashions – assume Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Kicks and Tata Harrier – are already eager to take a chew out of the Creta’s market share. Quickly sufficient, there might be midsize SUVs from established names resembling Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra and Ford in addition to new gamers resembling Kia Motors and MG Motor. Hyundai is readying the next-gen Creta for launch sometime in 2020.
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