Hyundai Creta was the seventh most sold passenger car in the country in the 2022 calendar year as 1,40,895 units were sold
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) brought in the Creta midsize SUV back in 2015 and it has been a trendsetter ever since. The five-seater has been responsible for the ever-increasing popularity of the midsize SUV space over the year as it racked up tremendous volumes. Observing the potential in the segment, many manufacturers have stepped in to grab a pie.
However, the Hyundai Creta has remained at the top of the sales charts and last year was no different. The SUV gained a big upgrade at the 2020 Auto Expo as the second generation entered the domestic market with a long list of changes inside and out. It has really helped in maintaining consistent volumes over a period of close to three years.
The Hyundai Creta was the seventh most sold passenger car in the country in the 2022 calendar year as 1,40,895 units were sold. It was also the second highest sold SUV in the auto industry last year as it finished behind the Tata Nexon. Currently, the Hyundai Creta is retailed in an expansive range and is priced at Rs. 10.44 lakh for the base variant and it goes up to Rs. 18.24 lakh for the top-spec trim (ex-showroom).
The Hyundai Creta is currently available with a 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. The NA petrol mill produces a maximum power output of 115 PS and 144 Nm of peak torque while the solo diesel is good enough to kick out 115 PS and 250 Nm. The smaller turbo petrol unit generates 140 PS and 242 Nm.
The transmission choices include a six-speed manual, a six-speed iMT, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic unit and a six-speed torque converter AT. It is packed with features on the inside including a larger touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, cruise control, automatic climate control, steering wheel with mounted controls, six airbags, etc.
The Creta is expected to get a facelift in the due course of this year and it will be based on the latest Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy.