Hyundai Creta registers more than 70,000 bookings in a little over four months of its launch whilst exports soar at 15,770 orders
The initial buzz created by the compact crossover that goes up against established rivals Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross are nowhere to fade away any time sooner. Hyundai first-ever compact SUV in India, the Creta, has got off to a momentous start with over 63,000 bookings till the end of October.
And with an average monthly sale of over 7,000 units, it has been quite a revelation by becoming a mainstay in the top ten selling list. The waiting period of some of the variants went over six months compelling the South Korean company to ramp up its monthly production rate from 5,000 to 7,000 cars initially.
With demand for the compact SUV ever-growing, Hyundai has further upped its production rate from 9,000 to 10,000 units starting from this month onwards. Since launched in July 2015, the alluring Creta registered more than 70,000 Bookings suggests a new statistics from the South Korean manufacturer whilst a jaw-dropping 3,40,000 enquiries were made within these five months.
The Creta has also been a wanted model globally having registered 15,770 orders as exports from India are carried out vigorously to Latin American markets such as Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru & Panama; Oman, UAE, Saudi in the Middle East; Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria in Africa.
The Hyundai Creta compact SUV is being offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine produces 121bhp and 151Nm of torque whilst the 1.6 litre CRDI diesel engine is tuned to give 126bhp of power and 260Nm of torque.
The entire engine line-up comes mated with six-speed manual transmission while the 1.6-litre CRDi unit, which has high demand, is also offered with six-speed automatic transmission. The Hyundai Creta 1.6 petrol engine offers a fuel efficiency of 15.29 kpl whereas the 1.4 diesel and 1.6 diesel engine variants offer a mileage of 21.38 kpl and 19.67 kpl respectively. Up until the launch of the rivalling BR-V SUV from Honda early next year, Creta seems to have nothing hindering in its way of garnering more premium customers.