The second-generation Creta, which was launched last year after the delay due to the pandemic has become a super successful product for the Korean manufacturer. Hyundai has announced that in one year, they have sold over 1.21 lakh units of the all-new Creta, which is a big number for a car from this segment.
The mid-size SUV remained the best-selling vehicle in the segment since its launch in the Indian market. However, the launch of the Kia Seltos did have an effect on the Creta. The all-new Creta’s launch changed that and it just sprung back to the top position in the segment. Since the introduction of the first-generation Hyundai Creta in the Indian market, the manufacturer has sold over 5.8 lakh copies of the vehicle in the domestic market till now. Hyundai is also one of the biggest exporters of private cars from India and it has exported over 2.6 lakh units of the Creta from India till now.
Mr Tarun Garg, Director (Sales, Marketing & Service), Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said,
“All-new CRETA has set new benchmarks in the Indian Auto Industry and has become the most loved SUV in India taking the pole position month after month in this highly competitive SUV space. This exemplary feat is a testimony of Hyundai’s manufacturing excellence and class-leading features that we offer to our discerning customers. As we move ahead, I am confident that our smart Indian customers will continue to choose Hyundai cars that are redefining benchmarks across segments.”
Hyundai first launched the Creta in 2015 and since then, it has remained a popular choice in the Indian market. The all-new Creta was launched with new changes last year and the market has responded quite well to the car.
More demand for higher-end variants
Hyundai India reveals that there is a massive demand for the higher-end variants of the car. 51% of customers have chosen the top-end SX and SX(O) variants of the Creta. The top-end variants are loaded with features like a massive panoramic sunroof, cooled front seats, electronic parking brake and more. The Creta is loaded when it comes to features and that is one of the top reasons for its popularity in the Indian market.
Also, putting the claims that diesel engine is not in demand any more, Hyundai India says that more than 60% of buyers have opted for the diesel variants of the Creta. Automatics are also becoming more popular and the Creta offers three different automatic transmission options. As per the data shared by Hyundai, 20% of sales contribution come from automatic variants of the car.
The Creta gets three engine options. There are 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel and a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol is the most powerful and gets a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission as standard.