Hyundai’s Creta which was launched in the country in the month of July this year has managed to grab about 70,000 units of the SUV in mere 4 months of its introduction. The vehicle since its unveiling has been getting an overwhelming response by the people in India as well as across the globe. It has been reported that around 3,40,000 enquiries has been recorded by the car maker and over 15,770 order from the international markets are due to be delivered to the owner. The markets include Egypt, Panama, Costa Rica, UAE, Colombia, Morocco, Saudi, Peru and Nigeria.
The new Hyundai Creta SUV is still mesmerising the customers with its amazing looks and the features it offers to the buyer, is a value for money package. Now the company is planning to increase the production of Creta to meet the rising demand. The company will increase the production to 7000 units while the waiting period of Creta has escalated to 9 months. The vehicle competes against the likes in the segment they are Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and Maruti S-Cross. Hyundai, the second largest automaker, is showing continuous growth in the market. In October alone, sales figures has increased by 24 %.
Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP Sales and Marketing Hyundai Motor India said that it’s their goal to maximize their production to make 10,000 units of Creta to meet the increasing demands of global customers and maintaining the leadership position in the domestic market also. He also added that Hyundai Creta has added a new chapter in the company’s success history across the world that shows HMIL’s success of ‘Make in India’ manufacturing initiative. They have received an overwhelming response from the world markets.
Taking a quick glance on Creta, on the exterior front, the car features triple slat radiator grille surrounded by swept-back design headlight cluster. Fog lamps are positioned vertically and the front bumper gets the muscular appeal. On the side, the car rides on alloy wheels while A and B pillars are done in black. The vehicle gets typical SUV structure, a large tailgate and small rear windscreen.
Talking about the interiors, Hyundai Creta provides amazing spacious internal cabin done with beige and black color scheme. Seats are covered with high-quality fabric upholstery while the steering wheel is multi-functional with switches fixed on it. Other interior comforts include height adjustable driver seat and fully automatic air conditioning unit.
Under the hood, Hyundai Creta is powered by three different engine options for the buyers to choose from. It works on 1.6 litre dual VTVT petrol that can produce power output of 121 bhp and maximum torque of 151 Nm, while the diesel mill is 1.4 litre CRDi that can churn out the power of 89 bhp and peak torque of 220 Nm and 1.6 litre CRDi motor that can generate power of 126 bhp and torque of 259 Nm. Hyundai comes mated to 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Hyundai has also announced that they have managed to sell over 1,50,000 units of the second generation i20 also called Elite i20. These figures only include the domestic figures and not the export ones. The vehicle was first revealed in the country in March 2014 and managed to grab the honour of ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) 2015. The company claims that the Elite i20 commands about 66 % market share in the premium compact segment, and lock horns against Honda Jazz and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.
Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr Vice President, HMIL said that they are overwhelmed with the buyer response with the car garnering 150,000 domestic sales. This shows the strong customer connect and confidence on Hyundai products. He thanked customers for choosing Elite i20 as a super performer.