The compact SUV received an astonishing 1,00,000 bookings within eight months of its initial launch and production was ramped up to meet demands
Hyundai Creta, currently the best-selling compact SUV in India, has always played second-fiddle to the much affordable sub-four-metre Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in UV monthly sales table. At the end of February 2018, the Creta achieved a new sales milestone of 2,50,000 units and now the production would have crossed well over 3 lakh landmark as it is regularly averaging 10,000 deliveries every month.
After reaching 2 lakh sales in just 25 months since its launch in July 2015, a further seven months were all that needed to achieve 2.5 lakh deliveries. Although Hyundai has not officially announced yet, the Creta’s average monthly sales of over 10,000 units in the last five months were enough to climb another huge milestone.
With 97,858 units sold in FY2017-18, the Creta average over 8,100 units and the average increased by a substantial amount since the beginning of the current financial year. In the first two years of its market presence, the Creta hit its highest monthly sales with 10,556 examples retailed in July 2017. However, it was overtaken by 11,111 units in June 2018.
The Creta is sold with a choice of one petrol and two diesel engines. A 1.6-litre CRDi VGT diesel engine produces 121 bhp and 265 Nm of torque and comes mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. It is accompanied by 1.4-litre CRDi diesel developing 89 bhp and 224 Nm of torque. The 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine, on the other hand, is available with 122 bhp 154 Nm, and is linked to a six-speed manual transmission.
The compact SUV received an astonishing 1,00,000 bookings within eight months of its initial launch and production had to be ramped up to meet the demands of customers. Hyundai introduced a First Anniversary Edition to mark one year of existence in India and new variants including an AT in petrol and diesel were added to spruce up the sales further.
The Creta was the second most sold passenger Utility Vehicle in 2015-16 by finishing close to Mahindra Bolero with 63,836 units. The following fiscal saw the Creta garnering a cumulative total of 96,899 units to finish behind Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.