Hyundai Creta has become the best selling SUV in the Indian market overtaking all other vehicles that classify as SUV in the Indian market. Launched earlier this year, The Creta lead the segment in terms of sales since the first month of its launch. Now, it has outsold every other SUV in the market including the ones from the lower segment too.
Hyundai has sold 12,017 units of the all-new Creta, which makes it much more successful than the Kia Seltos in the month of November. Kia posted a sales figure of 9,205 units in the same period. Mahindra Scorpio, which is the third best-selling SUV in the market remains far behind at 3,878 units. Other vehicles like the Hector, S-Cross, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster and more such vehicles.
Interestingly, the Creta has posted sales numbers that are higher than even the Kia Sonet, which became the best-selling sub-4m compact SUV in India for the month of November. Kia posted that about 11,417 units of the Sonet were sold in the market, which remains lower than the Creta’s 12,000 plus units mark! Creta has even outsold the Hyundai Venue, it is a smaller sibling. Other vehicles like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 all have been outsold by the mid-size SUV from Hyundai. According to the sales data, the all-new Creta has sold 80% more than the last year’s figure for the same month.
The all-new Hyundai Creta has remained the best-selling vehicle in the segment for a long time now. However, after the launch of the Kia Seltos last year in the same segment, the things went in a different way for the Creta. As soon as Hyundai launched the all-new Creta in the Indian market, it came back on the top spot of the sales charts and has gained momentum now.
Hyundai Creta offers some of the segment-first features and a wide range of variants that attracts a different kind of buyers. The mid-size SUV – Creta is available with three engine options in the Indian market and there are four types of transmissions too. The Creta offers a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that gets a manual and a CVT automatic. The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel gets a manual and a torque converter. The most powerful version of the Hyundai Creta is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and it offers only a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The top-end version of the Hyundai Creta comes loaded with features. It gets a massive 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with BlueLink technology. The SUV also gets a 7.0-inch Supervision instrument cluster, which is an all-digital set-up and is a unique feature in the segment. Creta also offers 8-speaker system from Bose and features like tyre monitoring system, air purifier, wireless charging with cooling function, tyre pressure monitoring system, cooled front seats and more such features.
Due to the high demand for the Hyundai Creta, there are many who have to wait for weeks to get their hands on the vehicle. Hyundai also launched a new base variant and hiked the price of the other variants of the Creta earlier this year.