Hyundai Creta bookings cross 50,000 ; waiting period 6 months

Hyundai struck gold with their newest SUV, the Creta. 2015 Hyundai Creta received a staggering 54,000 bookings just over two months of the launch. Never have we seen such huge rush to buy an SUV due to which the waiting period has ballooned to 6 months in some cities.

Hyundai has already added 50% more to the production capacity with 7,500 units per month instead of the 5,000 units planned initially. The company even had to defer the plans of exporting the SUV to other markets as it is not able to fulfil the hunger of Indian customers for a stylish SUV. The Creta has demolished the competition from Suzuki S-Cross wich was launched within 2 weeks of the launch. Hyundai Creta bookings has created a record of sorts for the SUV segment and many customers are ready to pay premium to jump queue in the bookings line.

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The new Hyundai Creta will be available in three engine options – a 1.6-litre gamma dual VTVT petrol, a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel.

The 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder Gamma Dual VTVT petrol engine – 123bhp and 154Nm of maximum torque.

The 1.4litre U2 CRDi diesel engine – 90bhp and maximum torque of 224Nm

The 1.6litre U2 CRDi diesel engine – 128bhp and total torque of 265Nm.

Hyundai is offering two transmissions: six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.

The 1.6-litre dual VTVT petrol has a fuel efficiency of 15.29kmpl, 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel has a fuel economy of 19.67kmpl, while the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel has a fuel economy of 21.38kmpl.

The Hyundai Creta will be available in 10 variants, with 6 trim levels – Base, S, S+, SX, SX+ and SX (O). The new Hyundai Creta is offered in a total of 7 colors- Polar White, Sleek Silver, Mystic Blue, Red Passion, Pearl Beige, Stardust and Phantom Black.

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