Hyundai Creta Facelift sees MASSIVE demand

Hyundai Creta has been the highest-selling compact SUV ever since it went on sale in 2015. The Creta, which is now in the second half of its lifecycle, got a rather comprehensive facelift a couple of months ago. The updated Creta looks more modern and offers more features, which seems to have struck the right chord with the buyers. A new report states that the SUV has garnered over 40,000 bookings in just two months.

The updated Hyundai Creta comes with a bolder front-end, which features a new bumper and a new hexagonal grille that’s in-line with the company’s fluidic sculpture design language. The headlamps have also been updated. Notable feature additions include a sunroof, an electric driver’s seat and wireless phone charging for the top-end trim. As per the aforementioned report, it’s the E+ trim that enjoys the highest demand. The E+ trim sits above the entry-level model and offers a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine. It also offers features like electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted audio and telephone controls and a 12V power outlet. Currently, the Hyundai Creta is priced at Rs 11.63 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 11.75 lakh for the diesel model (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The 1.6-litre diesel engine isn’t available with this trim.

The Hyundai Creta is on sale with two diesel and a petrol engine. The diesel engines displace 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre, respectively. The petrol motor displaces 1.6-litre. All the engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines also get 6-speed automatic transmissions. The 1.4-litre oil burner outputs 89 bhp and 220 Nm. The bigger diesel engine offers 126 bhp and 260 Nm. The petrol motor offers 121 bhp and 151 Nm.

Also, there has been a notable improvement in the demand for the petrol engine variant. As much as 32 percent of the total bookings are for the petrol engine variant. In the month of June, Hyundai managed to sell as many as 11,111 units of the updated SUV, which is much more than even sub-4-meter models like the Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. Out of the 11,111 units sold last month, 3,583 units were of the petrol model and the remaining 7,528 units were of the diesel version.

Source – Autocar India

Here is our review of the updated Creta

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