The Hyundai Creta has achieved yet another sales milestone which clearly proves how much the Indians love it. It has achieved a cumulative sale of 6 lakh units over a period of roughly 6 years or 70 months. The second-gen Creta was launched just before the first lockdown last year and it still managed to achieve 1 lakh units between the period of August 2020 and June 2021. This is a commendable feat for the SUV as it was able to top the charts despite the severe impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic and the poor market conditions.
The diesel Creta accounts for 60% of the sales proving that there is still a market for diesel cars despite many manufacturers resorting to petrol-only line-up.
The first-gen Creta kick-started the popularity of the mid-size SUV segment. People loved the Creta for its features, wide range of engine and transmission options, decent space for families, refinement and the trusted Hyundai brand. In fact, the SUV has been the undisputed king of the segment with waiting periods going up to several months and being the top performer in its segment in terms of sales. The Creta has always been priced at a premium but that certainly hasn’t stopped it from the best selling SUV in India. The second-gen Creta was recently launched on an all-new platform with new engines.
Specs and features
It comes with a choice of a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter gearbox.
The car is crammed with every feature imaginable such as panoramic sunroof, Bose sound system, 10.25 inch HD touchscreen, Hyundai Bluelink with connected car features, tri-beam LED headlights, ventilated seats, electronic parking brake with auto hold function and cruise control to name a few.
Hyundai is bullish on Creta and its position in the market, they recently added a new variant called the SX Executive variant to suit the customer’s demands. The Creta doesn’t seem to lose its steam and Hyundai certainly wont lose any sales, it’ll surely be interesting to watch how the Creta performs after the launch of its German rivals in the months!