Hyundai Creta bookings cross 100,000 Units; production ramped up to 13,000 units to meet increasing demands
Hyundai heralded that the total number of bookings received for the Creta compact SUV has gone past over 100,000. In the light of meeting the soaring demands, the production capacity has been ramped up to 13,000 units every month and more than three quarters of them are for the Indian market.
The Hyundai Creta has toppled Mahindra Scorpio from the top of the sales charts in the first month of 2016 and became the new leader in the SUV segment. Riding high on its preposterous sales numbers, the South Korean manufacturer has been forced to more than double up its production for meeting the needs of the customers and to bring the waiting period considerably down.
Since the company’s manufacturing facility in Chennai acts as production hub for many international markets, about 3,000 of the planned 13,000 examples of the Creta will be shipped abroad. The Hyundai Creta introduced last year has unique styling and sharper appearance as it was bred from the fluidic design that’s been customary to Hyundai. The front fascia is adorned with wide bonnet, swept-back LED headlights, blackened air dam, hexagonal chrome grille and vertical fog lamps with black surrounds rounding out a sturdy front end.
The interior layout of the Hyundai Creta is recognisable with the Verna sedan and it comes features with five-inch touch-screen infotainment system with CD/MP3/Radio/USB/ AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity with navigation, 1GB internal memory, auto headlamps and wipers, keyless entry and start/stop button, supervision cluster, multi-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, FATC with cluster ioniser, rear AC vents and climate control to wrap up the premium cabin.
The Hyundai Creta has proportions of 4270 mm in length, 1780 mm in width, 1630 in height and comes with a generous wheelbase of 2590 mm, ground clearance of 183 mm and boot capacity of 398 litres.
It boasts three engine options: a 1.6-litre gamma dual VTVT petrol, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. The 1.6-litre, four-cylinder, Gamma Dual VTVT petrol unit develops 123 bhp and 154 Nm of peak torque. The 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel mill is good enough for 90 bhp and 224 Nm of peak torque. The powerful 1.6-litre U2 CRDi diesel motor produces a maximum 128 bhp and 265 Nm of torque.
A six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic are the drivetrains offered. The 1.6-litre dual VTVT petrol comes with a claimed fuel economy of 15.29 kmpl, the 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel is said to provide 19.67 km per litre and the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel is certified to return 21.38 kmpl.
The Hyundai Creta comprises of 10 variants from 1.6 Base Petrol to 1.6 CRDi SX+ AT. The base model is sold for Rs. 8.87 lakh and it goes all the way up to Rs. 13.98 lakh for the top-of-the-line 1.6 SX (O) variant (both ex-showroom prices, Delhi). The seven colours schemes are polar white, sleek silver, red passion, pearl beige, stardust, phantom black shades and magic blue.