Hyundai India's Creta compact SUV is the country's best-selling SUV: Maruti Brezza beaten

Hyundai Creta becomes India’s best-selling SUV

Hyundai Creta, which is one of the most popular cars in the segment has been around for a long time in the market. Even though the Creta has a lot of competitors in the segment, no other vehicle could dislodge it from the top-selling spot for years now. The Hyundai Creta has maintained a similar sales figure for a long time in the Indian market now and in the month of May, it became the best-selling SUV in the market.

The Hyundai Creta gets the new crown in the Indian market after Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza’s sales slowed down in the same month. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza remained the best-selling SUV in the Indian market since its launch. However, in the month of May, Maruti Suzuki sold 9,054 units of the Creta, which is higher than the Maruti Suzuki’s 8,781 units for the Vitara Brezza. Before Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza claimed the top spot in the Indian market, Mahindra Bolero used to be the top-selling Utility vehicle in the Indian market.

The Hyundai Creta takes on the likes of Nissan Kicks and Renault Captur in the Indian market. However, the higher variants of the Creta also take on the Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500. The Hyundai Creta is available some of the unique features in the segment including a wireless phone charger and also boasts of many other features like a sunroof, cruise control and many others. Hyundai Creta will soon face tough competition from the Kia Seltos, which is expected to launch in the Indian market by the end of this year.

Hyundai recently launched a new variant called the EX, which sits just above the base E variant of the car. Hyundai launched the facelifted version of the Creta in the Indian market last year. The car offers three engine options – two diesel engines and a single petrol engine option. Both the engine options are available with an optional automatic transmission.

The Hyundai Creta gets a 1.4-litre diesel engine option that generates a maximum power of 89 Bhp and peak torque of 220 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. There is a much more powerful 1.6-litre diesel engine available with the Creta too. It generates a maximum of 126 Bhp and a peak torque of 260 Nm. The petrol variants of the Creta get powered by a 1.6-litre engine that generates a maximum of 121 Bhp and peak torque of 151 Nm. Both the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options are available with 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Hyundai Creta is one of the most loaded cars feature-wise in the segment. Soon, Hyundai is expected to launch the all-new Hyundai Creta in the Indian market and in the coming years, a 7-seater version of the car will be launched too.