Hyundai Creta sales cross the 5 lakh mark in 5 years

Hyundai has reached a new sales milestone. The carmaker has sold over 5 lakh units of the Creta in India.

The Creta was introduced in the Indian market back in 2015, which means, on average, Hyundai sold 1 lakh units of the crossover every year.

In March this year, Hyundai launched the second generation model in India. Despite the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the SUV has garnered over 65,000 bookings since launch.

In July 2020, Hyundai sold 11,549 units of the new Creta. It has been the best-selling SUV for the last 3 months. According to Hyundai, diesel variants account for 60% of the total Creta sales. Combined total sales of the Creta, Venue, Tucson and Kona Electric between April-July 2020 stood at 34,212 units.

The second generation Creta is available in 7 petrol and 5 diesel variants, with prices starting at Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The SUV comes with three engine options. These include a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 113 BHP and 144 Nm, a 1.4-litre, turbo petrol that makes 138 BHP and 242 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 113 BHP and 250 Nm. The petrol engines are available with 6-speed manual, 7-speed DCT and a CVT, while the diesel engine comes with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Hyundai Creta is also exported to 88 countries.

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