Hyundai Creta receives strong market response, in India and worldwide

Since the Creta's launch on July 23, Hyundai Motor India has received more than 70,000 bookings and 340,000 enquiries from the domestic market for the compact SUV.

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Hyundai Motor India has said that its Creta SUV has received a solid market response and has recorded over 70,000 bookings and 340,000 enquiries in India and over 15,770 orders globally.

Commenting on the response to the car, Rakesh Srivastava, senior VP, Sales & Marketing, HMIL, said, “The Creta launched in July as the perfect SUV is a trendsetter in the Indian market. The Creta heralded a new chapter in Hyundai’s success story across the world showcasing HMIL’s success of ‘Make in India’ manufacturing initiative. We have received a strong response from world markets. Our goal is to maximise our production to make 10,000 units of the Creta to meet global customers’ demand while maintaining our leadership position in the domestic market.

Hyundai says, as in India, the Creta has received a good response in global markets such as Latin America (Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru & Panama), Middle East (Oman, UAE, Saudi) and Africa (Egypt, Morocco & Nigeria). Now the carmaker plans to expand its exports of the Creta to new markets soon.

Based on Hyundai Motor’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy, the Creta is available in three engine options – 1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT, 1.6 U2 CRDi VGT, 1.4 U2 CRDi.

In India, Hyundai Motor India has sold a total of 278,879 units in the April-October 2015 period, up 15.70 percent year on year. On the export front, the carmaker has shipped a cumulative 100,464 units, down 12 percent. 

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