Hyundai Motor India says it has received a phenomenal response for its new Creta, which is to be officially launched on March 16. Deliveries for models booked from March 2 onwards will commence with the Creta’s launch.
Interestingly, Kia Motors India had reported 6,046 bookings on day one of its order books opening for its Seltos SUV last year. The new Creta will lock horns with the segment-leading Seltos, among a whole host of midsize SUVs.
According to Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India, “We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response received from our customers who have chosen the new Creta. We are receiving customer enquiries at various touch-points across the country."
The second-generation Creta will come with five engine-gearbox combinations, a bold design and a well-equipped cabin that boasts some segment-leading features. While the Korean brand had revealed the interior and equipment that will be offered on the range-topping Creta variant when it had announced commencement of bookings, Autocar India revealed the top-spec Creta SX(O) variant will come with all-black interiors, and confirmed that the Creta will get a more advanced version of Hyundai’s BlueLink in-car connectivity suite than the one available in the Venue and Elantra.
The new Creta will come be available in a total of 14 versions, including five trims and the aforementioned five engine-gearbox options. All three engines – the 115hp, 1.5-litre petrol; the 115hp, 1.5 diesel; and the 140hp, 1.4 turbo-petrol – are shared with the Kia Seltos, but unlike its cousin, the Creta doesn’t get the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol with a manual gearbox option. Despite the shared powertrains, the new Creta posts slightly higher ARAI mileage than its counterpart from Kia.
On March 7, the first production-ready unit of the new Creta rolled off the assembly line at Hyundai’s Sriperumbudur plant in Tamil Nadu.
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