Hyundai sold almost 7,000 units of the Creta in a period of just 6 days before the nationwide lockdown was imposed.
2020 Hyundai Creta was launched in the country on March 16, 2020, while the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 22, 2020. In between these dates, i.e. in just 6 days, Hyundai sold 6,703 units of the new SUV. It is quite evident that Indian buyers were eagerly waiting for the launch of second generation of the popular small SUV. The new-gen Creta was launched at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakh for both petrol and diesel variants. Selling 6,703 units of the Creta in merely 6 days is equivalent to selling one unit in little more than a minute.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd sold a total of 6,703 units of the Creta in just 6 days before the lockdown was imposed.
However, if it wasn’t for the nationwide lockdown announced due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hyundai would’ve clocked even bigger sales figures. The 2020 Creta is a completely new car in comparison to the first-gen model that it replaces. Underpinned by the same platform as the Kia Seltos, it offers more space and improved dynamics. Also, it comes with a lot more features to keep the occupants entertained and safe.
It features LED headlamps, 6 airbags, steering-mounted paddle shifters, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, dual-tip exhaust, voice-controlled panoramic sunroof, headrest cushion for rear bench, ventilated front seats, driver rear-view monitor and more. Also, the car comes fitted with a 10.25-inch touchscreen unit for the infotainment system that works in tandem with an 8-speaker Bose sound system.
A digital rendering of the 7-seater version of the Hyundai Creta that is expected to launch next year.
They Hyundai Creta is available in 7 engine-gearbox configurations. To start with, it gets a 1.5L N/A petrol that belts out 115 PS/144 Nm and is offered with 2 transmission options – 6-speed MT and a CVT. Next in line is a 1.5L turbocharged diesel unit that whips out 115 PS/250 Nm. It can be had mated to either a 6-speed stick shift or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The last and the most powerful one here is the 1.4L turbocharged petrol motor. It produced a peak power output of 140 PS and a max. torque of 240 Nm, and is offered with a 7-speed DCT. Also, Hyundai is working on a 7-seater version of the car, which is expected to be launched early next year.