New Hyundai Creta Pips Kia Seltos To Become Second Most Popular Car in India

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 07/07/2020
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Hyundai sells a total of 7,207 units of new Creta in June, while also receiving 14,825 bookings for the mid-size SUV. Thus, coming up as the second best-selling SUV in the country.

Hyundai’s new Creta has been making its way to the headlines with its progress on the sales charts. The mid-size SUV was the best-selling car of the country in May with 3,212 units sold. However, the sales figures for the month of June are out and they reveal a similar story. Hyundai sold a total of 7,207 units of Creta, making it the second highest-selling car in the country. It also leapt ahead of the Kia Seltos, from which it borrows its underpinnings and powertrain options. The gap isn’t too wide though, as Kia sold 7,114 copies of the Seltos last month. The difference between the two is even lesser than 100 units.

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New Hyundai Creta Pips Kia Seltos To Become Second Most Popular Car in India

If the sales figures for June 2020 are to be compared with those of June 2019, Creta registered a dip of just 14 per cent on a YoY basis. Considering the reasons that helped the new Creta do wonders on the sales chart, there are many. One of which is the engine and gearbox options it comes with. To start with, there’s a 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor that puts out 115 PS/144 Nm, and it can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a CVT.

Next on the list is a 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine. It puts outs a rated output of 115 PS/250 Nm. Transmission options available with this oil burner are a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT.  The last option of the package is the 1.4L turbo-petrol motor that generates a peak power output of 140 PS and max torque of 242 Nm. However, it is only available with a 7-speed DCT.

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Like the long range of options for powertrain and drivetrain, new Creta also gets a long list of features. It gets equipment like a voice-controlled panoramic sunroof, steering-mounted paddle shifters, automatic climate control, rear headrest cushion, 10.25-inch touchscreen display for infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and more. On the safety front, the new Creta gets 6 airbags, reverse parking sensors with camera, hill hold assist, auto-hold feature, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist, and tyre pressure monitoring system.

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