Hyundai Creta was the top selling SUV ever since its launch two months back. But somehow the previous top seller, Mahindra Bolero has shown a sharp increase in performance to outsell the Creta. Mahindra sold 7,754 units of the Bolero in October while Hyundai Creta kept Indian manufacturer on the toes with 7,225 units.
When launched in August, Hyundai sold 7,437 units of Creta in August and 7,320 units in September 2015, while Mahindra managed to sell only 4,804 units in August and 5,585 units in September where as Mahindra sold only 4,804 units in August and 5,585 units in September which is almost 30-40 percent less than the Creta.
With the beginning of festive season, changed the fortune of Mahindra. India’s largest selling SUV suddenly walked with a spring its step and recaptured the first spot selling a staggering 7,225 units.
The Hyundai Creta created a massive buzz and bookings before the launch and the company had to increase the production from the earlier planned 5,000 to 7,500 and now to 9,000 units starting December onwards. Such is the demand of the Creta that the company had to put on hold it’s plans of exporting the car from its Chennai plant.
2015 Hyundai Creta is 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 Mahindra Bolero is the all-time bestselling vehicle for the manufacturer and was India’s best-selling SUV for the ninth year in a row till 2014-15 and it would be interesting to see if the old horse can keep up with the pace of loses out steam.