Hyundai Creta became popular soon after its launch in India in 2015. Since the introduction of Creta in the Indian market, Hyundai has sold over 6 lakh units of the mid-size compact SUV. With the introduction of the all-new Creta in 2020, the demand for the mid-size SUV has only become stronger.
Hyundai Creta crossed the 5 lakh sales mark in August 2020 and post that, the 1 lakh sale came in just 8 months. In fact, in the month of May 2021, Hyundai Creta was the best-selling vehicle in the market with 7,527 units. Even though most states were under a lockdown, this comes as a big achievement for the South Korean manufacturer.
While the Indian market has largely been affected by the COVID-19 related lockdowns post the launch of the all-new Creta in the Indian market last year, the demand for the vehicle has only increased. According to the sales data, Hyundai sold close to 1.4 lakh units of the second-generation Creta after it was launched in March 2021. It remains the best-selling utility vehicle in the market since its launch.
Wide range of options available with the Creta
Hyundai offers as many as five different engine-transmission pair with the all-new Creta. There are five trim levels to target a wide range of customers in the market. With the launch of the all-new Creta, Hyundai started offering segment-first features and loaded the model with features from the higher segments.
According to the Hyundai data, over 20 per cent of customers of the Hyundai Creta prefer buying the automatic options. Hyundai India reavled 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 anymore, 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.
Upcoming Hyundai cars
Hyundai will launch the all-new Alcazar based on the Creta platform on June 18th. After that, the South Korean manufacturer will launch the all-new AX1 crossover to take on the likes of Ignis in the Indian market. Hyundai will also launch the i20 N-Line, which is the sportier version of the car.