Hyundai is India’s second largest car manufacturer. They have a variety of models in their line-up in India. One such product that has always been popular ever since its launch was Hyundai’s mid-size SUV Creta. It has been present in the market for a very long time and has created a niche for itself. Hyundai launched the next-generation Creta last year and the SUV continued to rule this segment. In the month of February 2021, Hyundai Creta has become India’s best selling SUV. It is not just the best selling SUV in its segment but, also in the sub-4 meter SUV segment, which is a very popular category.
Hyundai sold 12,428 units of Creta across the country last month. This is a huge improvement in comparison to the sales figure same month last year. Hyundai had only sold 700 units of Creta. As mentioned above, Hyundai Creta not only beat cars in its own segment but, also from the sub-4 meter segment. The most popular brands in this segment like Maruti and Hyundai sold 11,585 units of Brezza and 11,224 units of Venue last month. Hyundai is a mid-size SUV and competes with cars like Kia Seltos, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks, Maruti S-Cross in the segment.
Kia sold 8,305 units of Seltos in the month of February. Renault Duster is now available with petrol engine options only and Renault has only sold 337 units of Duster last month. Just like Duster, Nissan Kicks is also available with petrol engine options. In comparison to other SUVs in the segment, Kicks is the least popular. Nissan has only sold 263 units of Kicks in the country last month. Maruti launched the petrol version of S-Cross last year and it looks like things are finally moving forward for it. Maruti sold 2,505 units of S-Cross last month.
There are several things that are working in favour of Creta here. Hyundai is the second largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti Suzuki and they have a wide dealership and service network across the country. Hyundai Creta, as mentioned above has created a niche for itself and that is one of the factor that worked in favour when they launched the next-generation Creta.
The all-new Creta looks entirely different from the older version. It is a lot more premium looking SUV, both from inside and outside. The all-new Creta gets boomerang shaped split LED DRLs with tri-arrow design headlights. It gets dual tone alloy wheels on the higher variants and the rear tail lights are also split LED type. There is a small LED bar that is positioned on the boot of the Creta.
On the inside, Creta offers features like ventilated seats, large touchscreen infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, panoramic sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, in built air purifier, premium speakers from Bose and so on. Hyundai Creta is offered with variety of engine and gearbox options. There are two petrol and one diesel engine on offer. The 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine comes with manual and IVT gearbox. The 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine is offered with manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. The 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine comes with a 7-speed DCT gearbox only.